Gilt Groupe announced today that its online flash sales site will soon be available in over 90 countries outside of the US.
The news is yet another sign of growth for Gilt, which helped to popularize the members only flash sales trend when it launched in 2007. The company also recently purchased the luxury daily deals site BuyWithMe, the third-place daily deals site behind Groupon and LivingSocial. With global ambitions, Gilt’s audience, as well as its list of participating designers (it’s already working with over 6,000 designer brands), will surely skyrocket.
Gilt will offer free shipping to international customers for a limited time. Users outside of the US will be able to make purchases thorough its mobile website and apps, including iPhone, iPad, and Android, starting next month. The company is working together with global commerce company FiftyOne to manage international currency conversion, transactions, and delivery.
Gilt Groupe’s recent $138 million funding round valued the company at $1 billion. The company had 3.5 million members as of May.
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