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3 Tips For Building A Better E-commerce Website

By | May 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Ecommerce revenue for 2016 is projected to hit an estimated $313,980 million in the US with an expected growth of 12.8 percent in 2017. As one of the most profitable industries right now, there’s more than enough market need for e-commerce websites. With consumer…

Startups & Apps

SavelGo App Is Here to Change the Way We Shop

By | Jan 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Last year we’ve noticed a spike in new ecommerce features, being introduced by different social networks. Facebook was the first to offer direct click-throughs to advertisers’ websites with rich ads placed starting to appear in users’ feeds. Shortly after Instagram rolled out a selection…

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AddShoppers Releases Complete 2014 Social Commerce Data

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

AddShoppers recently released a whole pot of analyzed data surrounding the breakdown of 2014 social commerce. The team took 10,000 ecommerce websites worldwide that use the AddShoppers platform, tapping into the data of 304 million unique shoppers in 2014. To date the platform powers social…

Marketing & Social Media

Mompreneurs are Building Their Businesses by Selling on Facebook

By | Mar 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

A report from Experian from 2013 has shown that mothers with young children, when compared to the general population, are more active on social media; they’re more likely to log into their various social media accounts on a daily basis, more vocal participants, and more…


F This: 6 Reasons Why Recoup is Going to Disrupt Social Commerce

By | Oct 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Do you know what f-commerce is? It’s okay if you don’t – most people aren’t acquainted with it. You have (certainly) heard of e-commerce (um hello, Amazon?). Well, guess what? Get over it because f-commerce is the next big thing…if done correctly. Recoup – a DC-based…


Amex Sync: The Future of Social Commerce for Amex Card Members

By | Feb 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

American Express launched a new social commerce experience last week during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) that turns the hashtag (#) into a way to pay. @AmexSync allows American Express Cardmembers, who sync their cards at and tweet special #hashtags, to buy American Express Gift…



Jared Malan of We&Co Wants You to Thank Your Favorite Barista

By | Mar 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Do you notice the salespeople you interact with every day? Jared Malan did, and he wants us all to – so he cofounded We&Co, a social commerce platform to thank great baristas, waiters, and bartenders while earning rewards. Sporting an orange bandana, Malan –…


Groupon Founder & CEO Andrew Mason’s Interview on 60 Minutes

By | Jan 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

In case you missed it last night, Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason was on CBS’s 60 Minutes for an almost 13 minute interview about Groupon and i’s successes and failures. In just three years, the Chicago-based company has grown from an idea to…


2011 Trends: Tech Year In Review

By | Dec 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Editor’s Note: This article is a revised version of an article written by Jen Consalvo and Frank Gruber that appears in the January 2012 issue of The Social Media Monthly. If you like this article you might want to download the Social Media Monthly iPad app or…



Breaking News: LivingSocial Acquires Three International Deal Sites and Expands to the Netherlands

By | Jun 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Our very own DC-based LivingSocial announced this morning that it has acquired Ensogo, the market-leading deal site in Thailand and the Philippines; DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia; and GoNabit, a daily deal pioneer with a presence in four Middle Eastern countries. LivingSocial…



Aaron Batalion of LivingSocial Passionate About Local Commerce

By | May 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Social commerce has been on fire as daily deal sites have been helping to sell excess inventory for local businesses. LivingSocial along with Groupon have been leading the charge. We have been keeping our eye on both social commerce giants as they have both…



Uscoop Brings Daily Deals To College Campuses

By | Apr 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

Daily deal and flash sale sites have been popping up, just as Groupon and LivingSocial have grown to dominate the major markets. With this rise of social commerce there have been an increasing number of niche sites that cover one particular market segment very well. A good example is…



Groupon and Social Commerce Discussed at SXSW

By | Mar 17, 2011 at 11:30 pm

This past week at South by Southwest Interactive, Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber was on a panel with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick which was moderated by Anya Kamenentz from Fast Company. The panel followed Groupon’s presentation at SXSW for a provocative discussion on the increasingly…