Mountain View, CA, August 31, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Become.com, one of the world’s largest comparison shopping companies and ShopSocially
, the market leader in consumer-to-consumer social marketing platform, today announced a partnership to facilitate social commerce for Become.com retail partners.
“Become.com is committed to providing the best customer acquisition channels to its retail partners. Social represents a big growth opportunity. We carefully evaluated all the players in the space and decided to partner with ShopSocially because they clearly have the best solution,” said Greg Haslam, SVP Global Sales and Business Development for Become.com. “Many of our retail partners have been looking for ways to generate real ROI via social channels. We are excited to be able and offer the ShopSocially product directly to our network of over 4,000 e-Commerce retailers.”
ShopSocially has created an innovative and effective consumer-to-consumer marketing channel for retailers via social sharing. Using this platform, retailers are converting 10-40% of shoppers into brand advocates recommending products they bought to their friends. These recommendations generate significant brand impressions, traffic, sales and new customers. Additionally, ShopSocially uses this data to create interactive social widgets which help increase engagement and conversion both onsite and on Facebook.
Hundred of merchants including top brands such as Sport Chalet, HBO Shop, Sephora, Cafepress, Zales & ULTA are using ShopSocially. Referred to as “…the best of Facebook is already here.” by Forrester, ShopSocially is the only company that is delivering on the real promise of social commerce by consistently generating real, measurable ROI for all its customers.
“We are truly excited about our partnership with Become.com,” said Jai Rawat, CEO and co-founder of ShopSocially. “Become.com has already established itself as one of the best channels for generating high converting traffic for retailers via comparison shopping. Now they can extend that to include social channels.”
Become.com is a global leader in online comparison shopping. Become.com delivers qualified leads to online retailers and helps consumers find products and product information using its world-class search engine technology. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA with offices in Tokyo, London, Karlsruhe and Milan, Become.com was founded in 2004 by Michael Yang, who was also a founder of comparison shopping engine MySimon in 1998. Investors in Become.com include TPG, Transcosmos, EFF and Ron Conway. Become.com was awarded the “Best Shopping Search Engine” by CPC Strategy in January of 2011.
ShopSocially is the world’s most effective consumer-to-consumer marketing platform for retailers and the most trusted shopping recommendation engine for users. Hundreds of merchants are using ShopSocially to leverage the power of social recommendation. ShopSocially is generating thousands of product recommendations, millions of brand impressions and tens of thousands of high converting, new customer traffic to retailers every day. Users benefit from getting trusted recommendations from their friends rather than relying on anonymous reviews or carry out tedious research.
Founded in November 2009, ShopSocially is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California. ShopSocially’s executive team has deep eCommerce expertise and a track record of building successful companies. It has already received several awards and recognitions for its innovative technology and market execution.