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08/12/2014

Cartbound Adds Comparison and Tracking Results for Bon-Ton!

DENVER, CO, August 12, 2014 -- Cartbound Corp. has expanded its coverage of retailer product comparison and tracking results to include those from Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), parent company of; Bergners, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, and Younkers department stores.

Bon-Ton was founded in 1898 and is one of the largest regional department store operators in the US, offering a broad assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, and children. Merchandise offerings also include cosmetics, home furnishings, and a host of other goods. Bon-Ton currently operates 271 stores in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest, and upper Great Plains, encompassing approximately 25 million square feet of retail space.

Cartbound now covers over 150 product categories and supports a total of 23 major online retailers; including Amazon, Best Buy, Bon-Ton, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Rakuten, Sam's Club, Sears, Target, and Walmart. When using the Cartbound Shopping List™ app and you view a product or product listing page on one of these supported sites, Cartbound instantaneously provides current, accurate prices on those exact products from the other covered retailers that carry them. No extra pages to search, and no dead-end results.

Cartbound will continue to add coverage for more retailers as market conditions and client requirements expand.

About Cartbound

Cartbound is a leading provider of retail price intelligence information for both consumers and businesses.

Consumers can easily comparison price shop the web using one of the Cartbound Shopping List™ apps or browser extensions, and can save a portfolio of items and receive automated alerts when prices drop.

Retailers use our Price Guard Price Intelligence™ data to monitor competitors' pricing, develop pricing strategies to drive sales, and identify opportunities to increase margins; enabling them to act quickly to capitalize on market changes.

Manufacturers use our Price Guard MAP Monitor™ MAP compliance and monitoring system to protect their brand by detecting violations to their minimum advertised pricing policies, to monitor retailers' pricing activities, and identify unauthorized gray market resellers.

For more information and to download the FREE Cartbound Shopping List™ app or browser extension, visit www.cartbound.com.

Additional Information:

Guy Larson
Cartbound Corp.
720.726.4000
info@cartbound.com
http://cartbound.com

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07/17/2014

Cartbound Adds Comparison and Tracking Results for the Warehouse Clubs!

DENVER, CO, July 17, 2014 -- Cartbound Corp. has expanded its coverage of retailer product comparison and tracking results to include those from North America's largest warehouse clubs: Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, and BJ's Wholesale Club.

Costco is the second largest retailer in the US with 72 million members, over 650 warehouses, and $105B in revenue. Sam's Club's 47 million members and 632 warehouse locations earns it the rank of eighth largest US retailer. Costco carries more than 3,700 items, including televisions, computers, clothing, housewares, and grocery.

Cartbound now covers over 150 product categories and supports a total of 22 major online retailers; including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Rakuten, Sam's Club, Sears, Target, and Walmart. When using the Cartbound Shopping List™ app and you view a product or product listing page on one of these supported sites, Cartbound instantaneously provides current, accurate prices on those exact products from the other covered retailers that carry them. No extra pages to search, and no dead-end results.

Cartbound will continue to add coverage for more retailers as market conditions and client requirements expand.

About Cartbound

Cartbound is a leading provider of retail price intelligence information for both consumers and businesses.

Consumers can easily comparison price shop the web using one of the Cartbound Shopping List™ apps or browser extensions, and can save a portfolio of items and receive automated alerts when prices drop.

Retailers use our Price Guard Price Intelligence™ data to monitor competitors' pricing, develop pricing strategies to drive sales, and identify opportunities to increase margins; enabling them to act quickly to capitalize on market changes.

Manufacturers use our Price Guard MAP Monitor™ MAP compliance and monitoring system to protect their brand by detecting violations to their minimum advertised pricing policies, to monitor retailers' pricing activities, and identify unauthorized gray market resellers.

For more information and to download the FREE Cartbound Shopping List™ app or browser extension, visit www.cartbound.com.

Additional Information:

Guy Larson
Cartbound Corp.
720.726.4000
info@cartbound.com
http://cartbound.com

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07/14/2014

Cartbound Announces Release of Price Guard Price Intelligence API™

DENVER, CO, July 14, 2014 – Cartbound Corp. announced today that it has released Price Guard Price Intelligence API™

Retailers today need access to real-time competitors' pricing in order to stay competitive. Price Guard Price Intelligence API offers a simple yet powerful way to access Cartbound's unparalleled price intelligence data via a standard application programming interface (API).

"Price is by far the single most influential factor in purchasing decisions," said Cartbound President, Jim Dixon. "Shoppers have access to comparative retail prices via software such as Cartbound's Shopping List™ app, which has tipped the balance of power from retailers to consumers." Retailers have to adjust their pricing to meet competition, and retailers are changing prices more often as a result. "We are seeing a dramatic increase in the frequency of price changes," said Dixon. "Some online retailers change tens of thousands of prices weekly. Last holiday season, Amazon changed more than three million prices daily!"

Price Guard Price Intelligence data is updated in real-time as consumers are shopping, meaning that the data is the freshest and most valuable, which also ensures that the most popular items are updated most frequently.

About Cartbound

Cartbound is a leading provider of retail price intelligence information for both consumers and businesses.

Consumers can easily comparison price shop the web using one of the Cartbound Shopping List™ apps or browser extensions, and can save a portfolio of items and receive automated alerts when prices drop.

Retailers use our Price Guard Price Intelligence™ data to monitor competitors' pricing, develop pricing strategies to drive sales, and identify opportunities to increase margins; enabling them to act quickly to capitalize on market changes.

Manufacturers use our Price Guard MAP Monitor™ MAP compliance and monitoring system to protect their brand by detecting violations to their minimum advertised pricing policies, to monitor retailers' pricing activities, and identify unauthorized gray market resellers.

For more information and to download the FREE Cartbound Shopping List™ app or browser extension, visit www.cartbound.com.

Additional Information:

Guy Larson
Cartbound Corp.
720.726.4000
info@cartbound.com
http://cartbound.com

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02/21/2014

Cartbound Announces Release of Price Guard MAP Monitor™

DENVER, CO, February 21, 2014 – Cartbound Corp. announced today that it has released Price Guard MAP Monitor™

Price Guard MAP Monitor is the most advanced platform for monitoring online pricing and minimum advertised price (MAP) policy compliance in real-time. Finally, there is a next generation MAP monitoring platform that can keep up with the new age of online dynamic pricing while providing fully-automated alerts on minimum advertised price violations. Price Guard MAP Monitor provides the power to measure intra-day price changes including retailers employing browser-type and regional dynamic pricing approaches.

"Because Cartbound's price database is updated in real time, Price Guard MAP Monitor gives brand manufacturers unparalleled visibility to retailers' pricing for their brands," said Mike McNeill, President of Cartbound.

In addition to spotting minimum price violations, Cartbound's Price Guard MAP Monitoring software provides brand manufacturers keen insight as to how their branded products are priced. In addition, unauthorized resellers or gray-market retailers can also be identified.

About Cartbound

Cartbound is a leading provider of retail price intelligence information for both consumers and businesses.

Consumers can easily comparison price shop the web using one of the Cartbound Shopping List™ apps or browser extensions, and can save a portfolio of items and receive automated alerts when prices drop.

Retailers use our Price Guard Price Intelligence™ data to monitor competitors' pricing, develop pricing strategies to drive sales, and identify opportunities to increase margins; enabling them to act quickly to capitalize on market changes.

Manufacturers use our Price Guard MAP Monitor™ MAP compliance and monitoring system to protect their brand by detecting violations to their minimum advertised pricing policies, to monitor retailers' pricing activities, and identify unauthorized gray market resellers.

For more information and to download the FREE Cartbound Shopping List™ app or browser extension, visit www.cartbound.com.

Additional Information:

Guy Larson
Cartbound Corp.
720.726.4000
info@cartbound.com
http://cartbound.com

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01/08/2014

Cartbound Acquires Exclusive License Agreement of Digital Folio IP Assets

DENVER, CO, Jan. 8, 2014 – Cartbound Corp. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive, long-term license agreement for the intellectual property (IP) assets of Digital Folio Inc., a leader in retail price intelligence solutions. With the signing of this license agreement, Cartbound will provide one of the industry's most comprehensive retail price intelligence platforms, advanced consumer shopping list browser extensions and apps, and a robust web-based real-time pricing data API.

"Through the licensing of Digital Folio's IP assets, we will expand our access to retail price intelligence as well as leverage platform synergies. For our price comparison shoppers, the retailers and products covered increases significantly. For our business clients, our combined MAP (minimum advertised price) monitoring technologies and improved API/data service will be industry leading” stated Michael McNeill, President of Cartbound. "In particular, this license agreement brings industry leading technology related to real-time and historic price and product availability for our cloud-based environment, strengthening our portfolio and solidifying our offerings. It will also enable us to cross-sell and up-sell our solutions to existing business customers."

Digital Folio's shopping customers will benefit from Cartbound's focus and commitment to complete and deliver new and better price comparison apps and browser extensions. Cartbound's Price Guard Price Intelligence™ platform benefits business customers through innovative solutions like Price Guard MAP Monitor™ (minimum advertised price) monitoring and Price Guard Price Intelligence™ data API to access real-time retail product price and availability information.

About Cartbound

Cartbound is a leading provider of retail price intelligence information for both consumers and businesses.

Consumers can easily comparison price shop the web using one of the Cartbound Shopping List™ apps or browser extensions, and can save a portfolio of items and receive automated alerts when prices drop.

Retailers use our Price Guard Price Intelligence™ data to monitor competitors' pricing, develop pricing strategies to drive sales, and identify opportunities to increase margins; enabling them to act quickly to capitalize on market changes.

Manufacturers use our Price Guard MAP Monitor™ MAP compliance and monitoring system to protect their brand by detecting violations to their minimum advertised pricing policies, to monitor retailers' pricing activities, and identify unauthorized gray market resellers.

For more information and to download the FREE Cartbound Shopping List™ app or browser extension, visit www.cartbound.com.

Additional Information:

Guy Larson
Cartbound Corp.
720.726.4000
info@cartbound.com
http://cartbound.com

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