Social Shopping

Amazon adds social shopping features, including a way to ask friends for product feedback

Amazon is today launching a social shopping feature that will allow consumers to ask trusted friends for advice while they shop online through the Amazon app. The feature, dubbed “Consult-a-Frie

Blidz raises $6.6M to expand its Pinduoduo-inspired social shopping app

Gamification and social hooks have become cornerstones across every category of consumer apps these days, and today one that’s using these to build out a new e-commerce platform in Europe is ann

Walmart will be the first retailer to test Twitter’s new livestream shopping platform

Twitter’s e-commerce initiatives now include livestream shopping and Walmart will be the first retailer to test the new platform. Over the past year, Walmart has invested in live shopping by hos

Instagram launches a new section for shopping product drops

Instagram today announced it’s adding a new feature to help connect online shoppers to product drops through its app. Drops, which are a newer e-commerce trend, help sellers create buzz for fort

Streetwear marketplace Bump raises $7.5M

Bump, the Y Combinator-backed marketplace for streetwear, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. Bump’s Jack Ryder told me that even before starting the company, he a

Leave “Sticky Notes” On Websites With Zurf Mobile Browser

I've seen attempts before to make online shopping "social." There have been Chrome plugins, Firefox plugins, browser overlays...I'm not sure it ever worked out. A startup called Zurf that presented

WalmartLabs Acquires Kleiner Perkins-Backed Luvocracy, A Pinterest-Like Marketplace For Product Recommendations

Walmart's Silicon Valley R&D group @WalmartLabs is announcing this morning that it has acquired its 14th startup, social marketplace Luvocracy. As part of the deal, @WalmartLabs will bring in a to

Shopping App Wish Raises $50 Million

Wish, a social shopping site and mobile application, raised $50 million in new funding in a round led by Founders Fund, with participation from existing investors Formation 8, GGV Capital, Yahoo co-fo

Nuji, A U.K. Wanelo, Closes $2M Seed To Splash On Making An iOS App For Social Shoppers

Nuji, a U.K. competitor to Wanelo and Lyst which also offers its users a platform to curate and share fashion and lifestyle products they reckon are worth buying, has closed a $2 million seed round wi

MallWeGo Is A Social Shopping And Gaming Platform To Make Buying Stuff More Fun

MallWeGo is launching at the Disrupt NY 2013 Startup Alley today with a social, gaming shopping experience for web and mobile. The company has built a virtual world for socialising with friends in ava

The Future Of Shopping Looks Blurry: Microsoft And TheFind Launch Glimpse Catalogs HTML5 Shopping App

<p style="text-align:left;">Nothing says modern web tech technology like making print shopping catalogs available online - or at least that's what Microsoft and shopping search engine <a target="_blan

Referly Gets More Social, Launches API: Now Any Site Can Have A Referral Program

Some more developments for Referly, the Y-Combinator/500 Startups company co-founded by Twilio's ex-head of marketing, Danielle Morrill. In what may be a hat-tip to the adept use of APIs at her form

Pintics’ Founders Create ShopInterest, A “Shopify For Pinterest”

The same guys who built the Pinterest analytics service <a target="_blank" href="">Pintics</a> spent the weekend at the AngelHack Hackathon in Palo Alto working on another Pi

Thrillist’s JackThreads Hits 2 Million Members, Plans To Move Beyond Flash Sales

<a href="">JackThreads</a>, the members-only shopping club bought by men's lifestyle brand <a href="">Thrillist</a> two years

Yandex.Factory Seed Funding Bears Fruit: SocialMart Launches Social Shopping With Yandex.Market

It's not a given that a leader in search can successfully pivot into other areas like social media -- just <a href="">ask Google</a> -- but a new

Don’t Call It A Flash Sales Site: With Redesign, Social Shopping Becomes’s Main Focus

Design shopping site <a href=""></a> is debuting the next major release of its platform today, Fab 3.0, which is going live on the U.S.-based first. The revamp focuses

5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Store Might Be Struggling

Beware, the sky is falling! Or at least that’s what we’re hearing from some experts on F-commerce following announcements from a few big name retailers in recent weeks that they are shuttering the

Will the Real "eBay of Social" Please Stand Up? (TCTV)

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