Articles tagged with: social shopping
Facebook and Target have teamed up in a bid to stave off threats from Amazon and eBay, whilst giving f-commerce a much-needed jumpstart. But the outcome looks bleak on both counts, say analysts.
Social shopping site Wanelo has recently announced a tremendous jump in user figures and a huge boost in funding. What’s its secret to explosive growth?
As Britain pushes social shopping growth, industry heads point again to social login as a means of getting shoppers through the door
Social commerce is going East, where start-ups stand to learn from the Western industry’s mistakes
Despite widespread acknowledgement that f-commerce is something of a sinking ship, new reports suggest that the platform is actually contributing to a large portion of revenue for some businesses.
San Francisco-based start up Soldsie has launched a social media point-of-sale platform that allows retailers to sell goods through their Facebook comments, or from a purchaser’s perspective, by simply typing the word ‘sold’ into the comments section beneath an item’s image. Yep, it really is that straightforward.
Last week social magazine Flipboard surpassed the 20 million user mark, and is now setting its sights on adding an m-commerce layer to its operations.
According to Wajam, 90% of people consult a friend before making a shopping decision. Now, Wajam Social Shopping brings users their friends’ opinions on products and offers a comparison shopping experience from more than 3,500 merchants. Search for a product, filter your friends’ views by social network or individual, make a decision, and then choose the merchant offering the best deal.
Hot on the heels of a retail sales report from the Commerce Department showing a third straight month of declining sales, the latest Retail Online Index from IBM shows that total online sales were down by more than 2% from the last quarter.
Social shopping offers a great many perks, but none are quite as appealing for the consumer as the prospect of getting the goods for a much-reduced price. Social commerce business BuyaPowa has capitalized on people’s desire of ‘more for less’ with a pioneering ‘co-buying’ model.