60 percent of social shopping starts on Facebook. 15 percent starts on Pinterest, and a little five percent wedge begins on Twitter. But there’s one network you’ve probably never heard of that drives more than Pinterest and four times more social shopping traffic than Twitter.
Wanelo released the third version of its mobile application today to make online shopping a pleasurable and personal experience “for everyone.”
Image monetization startup Stipple has debuted a killer new social commerce tool that lets sellers make sales through picture sharing on networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Pinterest just raised $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation. But if the company seriously starts to monetize what marketers like Sephora are finding in the social shopping platform, two and a half billion dollars is far too cheap.
Fab is blowing away all its previous sales numbers — and for retail, late November is just the beginning.
Big brands are rolling out big (and not-so-big) deals exclusively on Facebook. Here’s a ranked list.
It may be shocking to some men — or at least advertising art directors — but not all women have the stereotypical Barbie dimensions. Or the Twiggy lack thereof.
Flit has a social shopping platform that works when you want to comparison-shop across sites.
ClickWithMeNow aims to making the experience of online shopping less solitary and more collborative.
Social shopping app Poshmark is letting users create showrooms out of their favorite fashion items to help give style newbies a little direction.
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Amazon has bought Quorus, a shopping startup focusing on bringing social interactions and conversations into e-commerce. The deal seems to have been completed in November 2011.
Wantlet is a new social shopping site that lets consumers compare product listings across several retail stores.
Gumhoo, which gathers opinions about shopping lists from social connections, launched today at VentureBeat’s Demo Fall 2011 conference.
New York-based Ideeli, a members-only shopping community — known commonly as a “Flash sales” site — has raised $41 million in its third round of funding.
Los Angeles startup TreatFeed just launched a new spin on the crossover between social networking and e-commerce — it wants to reward users for their social recommendations with prizes and cash.
KupiVIP, Russia’s first online shopping club with more than 7 million members, has raised $55 million in a record funding.
Lockerz, a social shopping startup aimed at users in their teens and 20s, is raising a big new round of funding. The Seattle company has already closed $30 million, and the round could go as high as $45 million.
ModCloth, the hot e-commerce startup backed by Accel Partners, First Round Capital, and the Floodgate Fund, laid off just over a dozen of its 248 employees today, the company told VentureBeat.
The second wave of e-commerce is coming, buoyed by a flood of fresh cash. European flash-sales site operator Privalia, which offers short-term, steeply discounted fashion deals in Spain, Italy, Brazil, and Mexico, is expanding to Germany with a $280 million acquisition of rival Dress-For-Less.
One Kings Lane chief executive Doug Mack took to the DEMO stage to try to explain the social commerce boom.
Gilt Groupe has built a big business from flash sales, where consumers converge on a particular shopping deal for a limited time. And now the company is shopping for its own investment deal.
Lockerz, a social shopping site aimed at users between 13 to 30, announced that it’s making its first move into the mobile world today with the launch of a new smartphone website.
Welcome to the age of the stealth IPO.
Some investors are about to get a deal.
The social shopping industry seems to be heating up, with hordes of somewhat-related startups launching this year. But a slightly older website called Oodle has been bringing social features to its classified listings for a while now, and today it’s unveiling new features that take this approach even further.
Zappli, the San Francisco-based maker of iPhone shopping application myShopanion, has raised a $500,000 seed round to fund its plans to take the lead against a horde of social shopping competitors.
Svpply (pronounced “supply”), a social shopping service that helps users discover new products, announced today that it has raised a $550,000 seed round.
Social shopping startup Fashism just announced that it has raised an angel round of funding led by A Grade Investments, the fund created by actor/entrepreneur/professional oversharer Ashton Kutcher.
Mertado, a startup incubated by Y Combinator, has been working on bringing a fun, deal-based social shopping experience to Facebook. Today, it’s offering game developers and website publishers a way to make money from its deals too.
Montreal-based Shwowp is the latest company trying to add a social element to your shopping history.
Select2Gether is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
Zappli is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Accel Partners, the venture capitalists behind Facebook, have a lot in their shopping bag. The latest bauble they’ve picked up: part of a $47 million investment in Showroomprive.com, a European members-only sales site.
Media is hard. Let’s go shopping!
Trying a little of its own medicine, social buying juggernaut Groupon went on something of a shopping spree Tuesday, announcing that it has bought Japanese and Russian rivals Qpod and Darberry, respectively. While the terms of the deal were undisclosed, the company plans to assimilate both into the Groupon brand, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Swipely, a site where users can share their purchases, is opening to the public today after spending about three months in an invitation-only preview. And it’s introducing some new features into the mix, by awarding badges for specific kinds of shopping behavior.