Social Commerce

Instagram Introduces a Shopping Tab to Its Explore Page, Presenting New Opportunities for Brands

It’s no stand-alone shopping app, but the Explore page on Instagram is getting a dedicated channel to shopping.<p>The Explore page, which groups …

Instagram

Chinatown Market And WeBuyGold Are Designing A New Category Of Social Commerce

The best brands in the world are revered for dictating trends and influencing the diverse lifestyles that reflect a generation.<p>For years, this position was held by mainstream media powers, consumer product giants and thriving lifestyle brands. Set atop the economic hierarchy of pop culture, these …

Entrepreneurship

Code Commerce, our summit on the future of retail, is here. Here’s how to follow along.

The people running Glossier, Macy’s, Chobani and Square are joining us in New York. You still can, too.<p><b>Recode’s</b> <b>Code Commerce</b> conference, our summit on the future of retail, digital payments and consumer brands, is back.<p>This Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18, we’ll have in-depth interviews with …

Social Media

Want to Double the Likelihood of an Online Sale with User-Generated Content?

cuncon / PixabayThe profit potential of social media can’t be overlooked.As eCommerce surpassed $327 billion in the US by 2016, the share created by …

User Generated Content

Banana Republic Fashion Week Pop-Up Mixes Social And Experiential Commerce

Banana Republic is partnering with Bumble and PopSugar to host a Bumble Hive NYC at its flatiron flagship store, offering visitors a panel with …

Fashion Week

W2O Group chief innovation officer Bob Pearson steps down

AUSTIN, TX: W2O Group chief innovation officer Bob Pearson has stepped down from his role to take an extended sabbatical, effective …

Sabbaticals

Challenges Facing The Next Leader At Alibaba, Pinduoduo Plus More

News of Alibaba co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma laying out a succession plan to run the e-commerce conglomerate causes me to reflect on the near two decades that China’s first-generation Internet companies have been at the forefront of an era I first documented in Silicon Dragon.<p>Alibaba, …

China

Instagram is working on a standalone shopping app because of course it is

For its next trick, Instagram may be planning to launch a standalone app specifically for shopping.<p>The Verge reported Sep. 5 that “IG Shopping” (which users will have to download separately from the main Instagram app) will allow people to browse items from businesses and merchants they follow, and …

Social Media

A possible Instagram e-commerce juggernaut

Instagram is considering going into e-commerce, The Verge reports, which — if it does — could be the biggest new thing in U.S. online retail.<p><b>Why it</b> …

eCommerce

Instagram Is Reportedly Developing a New App Dedicated to Shopping

The social shopping wars are just beginning, and Instagram might be about to take it up a notch.<p>According to The Verge, Instagram is developing a new …

eCommerce

How AI Is Enabling Innovative Musical Collaboration

Music startups are increasingly employing AI-enabled music platforms that cater towards collaborative and sharable musical experiences, democratizing …

Music Videos

China Tech Unicorns Go Public In US At Record Rate As VC Funds Dry Up

Chinese companies continue to flock to the U.S. for IPOs, the U.S-China trade war aside. At the current rate of activity, the year 2018 could be the biggest year for Chinese IPOs in New York in several years.<br>This IPO boom underscores another major trend: a softening of China venture capital for …

Venture Capital

A Nigerian Fintech Entrepreneur Is Simplifying Money Transfers

I am one of those guys who never carries cash around, and friends have to spot me in the often-frequent situation of failed POS transactions. Then we …

Chelsea FC

The Growth of Social Commerce: Why It Works Now

With big brands dominating the social media influencer circles and celebrities selling their precious endorsements, it was starting to look like the …

Social Media

Welcome to Social Commerce 2.0

Can you sell products on social media?<p>Marketers may have once doubted the possibility of doing so, but there's no doubt today that retailer interest …

Social Media

How social commerce companies are helping women in small towns earn a living from their homes

Kavita Thakur is about to hit a century. No, the 32-year-old mother of two is not a cricketer. She’s just about to add her 100th contact to the …

eCommerce

Snapchat Show to Pre-Release Adidas’ Falcon W on Saturday

The launch comes as the social platform continues to eye e-commerce.<p>Snap Inc. and Darkstore are partnering with Adidas to pre-release a new model of …

Viral Marketing

Mothers of Invention

The Latest ArticleA New VR Experience Explores the Pale Blue Dot<p>AI Got Algo-Rhythm: Smart Music-Making Machines<p>Queen of Drones: Revolutionizing Night …

Stephen Hawking

URSTYLE.com Develops Social Commerce Community in Wake of Polyvore Shutdown

<b>After the Polyvore acquisition, fashion community is migrating to URSTYLE - the new lead generation platform supported by Blockchain and AI</b> …

Viral Marketing

Shoppers Can Purchase A Bottle Of Tiffany & Co. Fragrance From A Vending Machine

The retailer is looking to revamp its brand with interactive store features that are Instagram and social media ready

Tiffany & Co

Will social commerce ever replace e-commerce?

With native transactions happening on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other platforms, how can e-commerce sites step up and avoid the threat from …

Social Media

China e-commerce market forecast to reach $1.8tn in 2022

China’s online retail market is expected to hit $1.8tn in 2022, buoyed by local tech titans Alibaba and JD.com, according to a report by …

eCommerce

Chinese Whispers: Are Consumers Tired of Inauthentic Influencer Marketing, and More

In “Chinese Whispers”, we share the biggest news stories about the luxury industry in China that haven’t yet made it into the English language.In …

Influencer Marketing

Burberry launches two red bags in its first WeChat mini-program

This article was written by Tamsin Smith and originally published in Jing Daily Following the likes of Longchamp, Gucci, Michael Kors and Fendi, …

China

ThisNext Introduces Glossi, a New Digital Publishing Platform

Social commerce company, ThisNext has released the public, beta version of their digital publishing platform: Glossi.<p>The Demand for Digital Publishing<p>…

Social Commerce

Exclusive: Burberry Launches 2 Handbags Just for China on First WeChat Mini-Program

Following the likes of Longchamp, Gucci, Michael Kors and Fendi, Burberry has become the next global luxury giant to open an official WeChat …

Luxury Lifestyle

Will Social Media and Ecommerce Ever Really Get Together?

From the outset, social media platforms have offered an invaluable resource for marketers to drive sales online and in-store by reaching the right …

Social Media

Ralph Lauren’s Pursuit of a More Premium Image Is Starting to Pay Off

Ralph Lauren is reaping the benefits of its transformation, which sees the brand tightening up distribution in pursuit of a more premium image.<p>The …

Ralph Lauren

Social commerce rides social media boom - The Nation

SOCIAL COMMERCE is thriving in Thailand thanks to widespread and increasing use of social media across the country.<p>According to the Electronics …

Social Media

Sources: Chinese social commerce startup Pinduoduo raises $1.63B after pricing its US IPO at $19/share, the high end of the range, valuing the company at $23.8B

Viral Marketing