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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
Gift recommendation service for adults without children of their own
Apps such as Jifiti have marketed themselves at those who need to send gifts at late notice. But what if they don’t really know the person well or are an adult buying for someone else’s child? NeverMissGift aims to cater for exactly that demographic, providing suggestions based on the child’s details. READ MORE…
App lets gift givers scan physical items and send them to friends elsewhere
Digital gift cards such as Vouchr have made the process of getting a last-minute present even easier. However, there are still some that may bemoan the lack of imagination involved in just giving money. Jifiti is a new app that lets users scan product barcodes and instantly send a voucher for those items to friends in other locations. READ MORE…
Online consignment marketplace for high-end home furnishings
Longtime Springwise readers may remember TripIt, the travel organizer we featured several years back. After selling the firm for USD 120 million back in 2011, TripIt’s founders are apparently now back for another round with Chairish, an online consignment marketplace for buying and selling vintage, modern, and one-of-a-kind pre-owned home furnishings. READ MORE…
Online purchases through Facebook comments
We recently wrote about Material Wrld, the social fashion photo site that enables consumers to show off their wardrobe as well as sell the items when they’re done with them. Now Soldsie is also combining sharing and selling – by allowing Facebook users to purchase items with a comment. READ MORE…
In China, virtual reality stores turn open spaces into a supermarket
Innovations like Prague’s QR code grocery store located in subway stations around the city have already shown how the online shopping world can still maintain a presence in public spaces. In China, e-commerce site Yihaodian is now launching its augmented reality stores, which give customers the impression of a physical store while they browse online. READ MORE…
Fashion photo sharing platform doubles as an online store
We recently saw how New York restaurant Comodo is harnessing the power of social networks such as Instagram to drive sales in the food business. Now a new site called Material Wrld has taken the concept further – integrating user photo sharing and marketplace selling. READ MORE…
Platform facilitates online help from retailers
We’ve already seen Neiman Marcus roll out its NM Service App, which enabled staff to see the customer history of shoppers checking into their stores in realtime in order to better understand their needs. Now Firefly is hoping to do the same for online stores, helping them to guide consumers through the site and offering purchase suggestions by sharing screens. READ MORE…
On Brazilian site, anyone can create an online store for commission-based sales
We’ve seen several tools for helping businesses create an online storefront, including tinypay.me, but Brazilian Genstok takes such e-commerce efforts a step further by enabling users to stock these stores as well. Specifically, Genstok connects product suppliers with would-be sellers for commission-based partnerships. READ MORE…
IKEA packs an entire store into a 10.5cm x 8.8cm web banner
Swedish home products retailer IKEA has appeared on our virtual pages many a time, and recently we found cause to cover it again. The innovation this time? Something the company calls “the smallest store in the world” — namely, an entire IKEA store packed into a 10.5cm x 8.8cm web banner. READ MORE…