Social Commerce News & Analysis
| Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
Cosmetics retailer Laura Geller Beauty and startup Blucarat are partnering on the next wave of online customer experience — integrating a social community directly into a retailer's product website. Today Blucarat announced Laura Geller has picked its "socially-enabled commerce solution" to launch a fully integrated social community.
| Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
People watching television while simultaneously browsing the Web or social media is definitely a thing, and the app Chirpify, a way to buy things in stream on social media, is readying its leap into this burgeoning sector.
| Friday May 24, 2013
E-commerce is something that changes as social trends change; however many businesses are failing to find a good link between social engagement and e-commerce traffic.
| Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
Oxygen Accelerator has released a new social commerce platform, Owned it, which aims to improve revenue for online businesses in the checkout process.
| Monday Sep 17, 2012
CloudCraze has released an e-commerce services bundle on the Salesforce platform.
| Monday Sep 10, 2012
Ondango, a third-party provider of Facebook stores, has secured a US$ 500,000 capital investment from a group led by London-based venture capital fund Connect Ventures. The new capital will be used to scale Ondango’s Facebook-shopping platform.
| Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
Previously, we talked about the social e-commerce network, gotradelive and its aim to give businesses the freedom and flexibility to set their own terms for sales and deliveries. This week it announced the launch of its service in the US.
| Tuesday Feb 21, 2012
Last summer, eBay was busy acquiring companies in an effort to put together a developer platform called X.Commerce. While its presence has been muted, its open platform aims to helps merchants and businesses of all sizes to “compete and thrive in a fast-changing world of social, local, mobile and digital driven commerce.” eBay isn’t the only working to make it easier for business to buy, sell or market their services to one another. Enter gotradelive.
| Monday Nov 28, 2011
IBM Coremetrics Benchmark Report announced a 39.3% increase in online Thanksgiving day spending that served as a prelude to an almost 25% increase in online sales growth over last year's Black Friday numbers. The group also tracked significant shifts in shopper spending that included a new class of "Mobile Bargain Hunter," armed with hot consumer devices to bag the best deals.
| Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Merchants need help when managing the new landscape of commerce. With consumers discussing brands and products on social networking sites, for better and worse, businesses need help on presenting their goods and services in the appropriate context online.
A startup focused on helping merchants manage the social web just raised a round of venture capital.
| Friday Apr 15, 2011
IBM (news, site) has been all over the news this week with a number of new product/solution announcements. A review of what's new in its Smarter Commerce portfolio demonstrates the importance of social channels in the buying experience.
| Friday Mar 18, 2011
How statistically significant is the recent growth in social commerce on Facebook? So glad you asked.