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February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yardsellr Nixes eBay Alternative Marketplace

Company will close selling site, focus on new product.

Another social commerce site—an eBay alternative—will soon close its virtual doors. Danny Leffel, the founder and CEO of Yardsellr, notes in a recent announcement that the site will close in 59 days. That will give sellers time to adjust and look for new venues on which to sell, while continuing to fulfill orders, cancel them and input tracking, and allow buyers time to report issues with shipments. Read More

February 4, 2013 · No comments

Social Commerce Platform Payvment to Close

Sellers have until Feb. 28 to move items to new shopping cart.

Online sellers who list on Facebook using Payvment have until the end of the month to move their products to another social commerce platform, as Payvment will shut down on Feb. 28. Additionally, merchants have less than two weeks to make sales on their Payvment stores, according to an announcement on the platform’s home page. Read More

August 23, 2012 · No comments

Social Commerce to Grow 44% in UK

Social shopping expected to ring up sales of 3.3 billion pounds by 2014.

Social commerce in the U.K. is going to grow big time in just two years. By 2014, sales totals from social shopping are expected to increase 44 percent, reaching 3.3 billion pounds, according to a recent survey by retail research agency Conlumino. Read More

July 17, 2012 · No comments

Etsy Inspires 1 in 5 Sales From Pinterest

Survey finds small retailers benefit most from image curation sites.

Etsy seems to be getting a lot of love from users of curation sites like Pinterest. Not only is the artisan marketplace the top source of content on the popular online pin board, but a recent survey finds that it also gets the most sales from Pinterest users. Read More

July 16, 2012 · No comments

Copious Raises $5M in Funding

Social marketplace scores first round of venture capital.

Online marketplace Copious recently got a belated birthday present that should make its founders very happy. The social marketplace that integrates with Facebook turned 1 this year, and recently secured $5 million in Series A funding from Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and Relay Ventures. Read More

June 13, 2012 · No comments

PickPerfect Debuts for Purchasing Decisions

E-commerce-enabled visual bookmarking tool benefits buyers, sellers.

A new website recently launched to help people become more efficient in their purchasing decisions. PickPerfect.com, created by leading e-commerce software developer Auctiva, allows users to quickly build collections of products they find online for easy comparison shopping, and to easily get feedback or recommendations from others. Read More

May 31, 2012 · No comments

Buyers Engage More on Pinterest

Curation site outshines social networks when it comes to retailers.

Shoppers have been able to follow and like retailers on Twitter and Facebook for years, but relative newcomer Pinterest is proving more appealing to buyers. In fact, consumers are more engaged with companies on the curation site than they are on Facebook or Twitter, according to a recent survey by researchers Shop.org, comScore and The Partnering Group. Read More

May 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Want to Sell It? Pin It

Social commerce app Pin2Sell lets merchants sell on Pinterest.

With online sellers increasingly looking to capitalize on Pinterest’s popularity to bring traffic to their product listings, it seems a natural next step to enable them to sell directly on the site. One company is doing just that. Pin2Sell is a free service from Clique Studios that allows users to sell through Pinterest just by uploading an image and a description, entering a valid PayPal email address and then pinning the item on their Pinterest board. Read More

April 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Now You Can Sell on Twitter

Chirpify platform allows Twitter users to monetize their tweets.

If you ever wondered how to turn all your tweeting into profits, a chirp might just be what brings the egg to the nest. Twitter has joined with Chirpify, a Portland-based social commerce platform that enables merchants to buy, sell, donate and transact through a simple tweet. Read More

June 15, 2011 · No comments

Marketplace Focus: Copious

New social marketplace aims to make buying and selling a social experience.

This is the first article in a series that explores eBay-alternative marketplaces. In this article, we introduce Copious, a marketplace that integrates with Facebook, and aims to take the anonymity out of buying and selling to build trust and increase sales. Read More



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