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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…