7 Best Online Price Comparison Sites in Canada [2020]

Online price comparison sites are great tools for e-commerce sites to attract customers, increase sales, and compare with the competition. For us, consumers, these comparison sites allow to compare prices before buying a certain product. This gives us more ways to make right decisions before committing.


In this article we will explain what an online price comparison site. We will also list 7 best price comparison sites you can use in Canada in 2020.

What is an online price comparison?

Price comparison sites are engines that collect product information, including their prices, from participating businesses and websites. Users have access to this information and can compare product descriptions, prices, shipping terms on the same page. In the end, the consumer wins because the purchase decision is made taking into account all the details (the price too!).

Here is an example:

If I want to buy a printer online, I want to see all of the options available. Well, I want a laser printer. I'm going to go to, say, shopbot.ca, and search on that site. Here are the results of my search for laser printers:


It’s really easy to use comparison sites.

Here is the list of 7 best price comparison sites available in Canada.

ShopBot.ca


ShopBot, created in France in 2004, has become the most important comparison site in Canada. Right from the start ShopBot focused on electronics only. Today you will find 16 categories of products to compare in real time. According to our personal experiences, the choice of products on this site is the largest in Canada.

Strong points :

- Simple and easy to use
- The search engine on the site is impressive
- The site allows integration on external sites

ShopToIt.ca


ShopToIt is another price comparison site available in Canada. The site is available in English and French. This site has existed since 2005. There are 10 categories of products.

Strong points :

- A rich collection of buying guides and advice
- Application for iPhone
- Possibility to keep and save your personalized lists

PriceGrabber.ca


PriceGrabber is an American price comparison site with a good presence in Canada. This site features 6 product categories. The focus is on photography products, computers and other types of electronics.

Strong points :

- You can set up an account on the site and start tracking your favorite products
- There is also a section with comments
- You can receive alerts when the price of your favorite product drops

PriceBat.ca


PriceBat only offers these two categories of products: computers and electronics. Such a focus on on these two categories allows them to have a wide range of diverse products. There are quite a few deals that can be found there.

Strong points :

- Very strong in electronics
- Lots of useful comments for each product
- Useful for finding small stores and online boutiques
- The site includes offers from Ebay

Bizrate.ca


Bizrate offers almost 20 product categories in Canada. On this site you will probably see the same products as on other online comparison sites. For the moment Amazon.ca and Walmart seem to be the main participants on this site.

Amazon.ca


Amazon is a huge site that allows you to compare prices very quickly. In addition, the search engine on Amazon.ca offers you many possibilities to filter by brand, type of product, etc.

PriceFinder.ca


PriceFinder is a very basic comparison site with a big focus on electronics and computers. When you search on this site, you will get a list with direct links to product pages of the participating e-shops. There are not many details offered on the site.

How to search for good results:

- Search in product categories
- Use filters by price, category, brand, store
- Look at the photos of the products to be sure that we compare the good things
- Visit the sites with the products you want to buy