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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
App tracks product price drops with a simple screenshot
Consumers often come across items they’d like to buy, but don’t necessarily have the money for them right at that moment or feel they may be able to get a better deal elsewhere. Apps such as PowaTag have already enabled users to scan any real-world object and find an e-retailer to buy it from, and now SnapUp helps mobile shoppers automatically organize the online products they’re interested in with just a screenshot, and lets them know when they go on sale. READ MORE…
Subscription service lets online shoppers make unlimited item returns
Regular readers of Springwise will remember our recent coverage of JeansOnline, the Netherlands-based service that gives internet shoppers time to try clothes on when they’re delivered to save on return fees. Now Return Saver is hoping to tackle the same problem with its fixed-fee, annual subscription service that offers unlimited return shipping to any e-retailer. READ MORE…
Virtual model gives consumers 360° view of mixed and matched fashions
Online fashion retailers have tried many different ways to give consumers a better idea of what their clothes will actually look like, and we’ve already seen digital fitting rooms such as Estonia’s Fits.me. Now Russia-based Suit Up is showing that the concept may be gaining ground by attracting interest from big brands with its virtual 360-degree modelling platform that enables consumers to mix and match items. READ MORE…
Through platform, Dropbox users can monetize their uploads
There are now numerous avenues to sell products online, with platforms such as Soldsie even enabling consumers to buy with a Facebook comment. Now Sellbox wants to provide a way for anyone to sell downloads of digital files direct from their Dropbox or Google Drive accounts. READ MORE…
Online trading brings social engagement to fashion shopping experience
While retail outlets are finding increasing success in taking the shopping experience online, the search goes on for a compelling social shopping experience, allowing users to interact with one another as well as their favorite brands. TheStyleCure is one website that has recently tried to help shoppers easily share their potential purchases with friends through Facebook, and now Little Black Bag aims to get shoppers to exchange the products themselves. READ MORE…
Fashion portal handles online sales for small boutiques


We’ve already seen several companies offer combined grocery deliveries from multiple local shops — London-based Hubbub was the most recent example — and now Danish Miinto is doing something similar for fashion boutiques in the online world. Targeting small retail stores without e-commerce efforts of their own, Miinto offers an online shopping site that enables participating boutiques to sell to a global audience. READ MORE…
Virtual attendance and shopping at Asian fashion events

Major fashion shows have traditionally been the exclusive domain of fashion buyers, editors and personally invited guests, but FashForward aims to change all that. Simply by signing up, members of the free  Singapore-based site get virtual front-row seats at fashion events held  locally and around Asia. READ MORE…
Live salespeople demonstrate products online

It’s not uncommon for e-commerce sites to offer live chat with  salespeople, but Swedish telecoms operator 3 Sweden is now taking that  premise several steps further. Through a custom multi-touch interface,  the company’s new 3LiveShop offering aims to provide customers with the same personalized service they’d get at its bricks-and-mortar stores. READ MORE…