InvisibleHand Secures eBay Partnership, Expanding Online Retail Coverage

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• InvisibleHand, the free real-time online shopping tool, adds eBay to growing number of retailers supported in U.S. • eBay “Buy It Now” items now included in searches • Now available on all major browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari • InvisibleHand has been downloaded more than 450,000 times and has identified more than $92 million in savings[1] • Download and use InvisibleHand for free at http://www.getinvisiblehand.com

We are constantly looking to expand our retailer affiliate network to give consumers better access to the best prices. We are pleased to welcome eBay on board as a part of our ever-widening universe of sites that want to reach bargain-savvy shoppers.

InvisibleHand today announced a strategic collaboration with eBay, the world’s leading online auction and shopping website, that will make new eBay items visible to shoppers using InvisibleHand to find the best prices while shopping online.

The partnership not only gives shoppers the ability to view eBay listings as they shop on their favorite retailers, but also opens up eBay’s sellers’ products to a new potential audience of buyers.

InvisibleHand works in the background while consumers shop, showing a discreet bar at the top of the shopper’s browser that reveals lower prices on competing websites. Prices on new items listed on eBay will now appear as part of the InvisibleHand notifications.

Robin Landy, founder of InvisibleHand, says: “We are constantly looking to expand our retailer affiliate network to give consumers better access to the best prices. We are pleased to welcome eBay on board as a part of our ever-widening universe of sites that want to reach bargain-savvy shoppers.”

Prices revealed by InvisibleHand are real-time, which is critical: research has shown that traditional price-comparison websites offer prices that are outdated, which can cost consumers at the checkout. InvisibleHand also uncovers “hidden” prices that are not shown by some sites for certain items until consumers put the item in their shopping cart. The service, which can be downloaded at http://www.getinvisiblehand.com, has revealed over $92 million in savings since its launch as an add-on in August 2009.

Note to editors:
1.    Savings identified to U.S. InvisibleHand users as of June 17, 2010.

About InvisibleHand
InvisibleHand is a free real-time online shopping tool that helps consumers automatically find the cheapest prices when they are shopping online. It is unique because it works behind the scenes on the user’s browser and automatically flags up if a product they are looking at is available for a lower price elsewhere. It takes less than a minute to download and install and takes away the need to visit shopping price comparison sites. It has already been downloaded by over 450,000 people and has identified over $92 million in savings for US online shoppers.

InvisibleHand is free to and easy to download from http://www.getinvisiblehand.com.

InvisibleHand is part of the Forward Internet Group, a privately funded collection of internet-based businesses focused on consumer engagement and innovation.

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