August 18, 2011

Social Shopping

I am amazed that I now can shop with my friends who live in different cities and states thanks to several social shopping sites. Social shopping uses technology to mimic the shopping experience found at stores.

ThisNext "is a social commerce site where people recommend their favorite products so others can discover what’s best to buy online. It blends two powerful elements of real-world shopping otherwise lost for online consumers: word-of-mouth recommendation from trusted sources and the ability to browse products in the way that naturally leads to discovery."

OpenSky "The free members only site is a cross between Twitter and a permanent sale at your favorite fashion and lifestyle boutique. First, choose which designers, chefs, and celebrities to follow. Then snatch up their weekly picks  with special pricing for members only."

I have just joined these two sites and will start checking the recommendations from the social shopping network.  

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