Norbit creates branded loyalty apps for shopping centres, allowing customers to earn points and prizes from shopping in store.
Brauz has closed a $2.25 million seed funding round, which will be used to help accelerate the expansion of the startup’s curated marketplace.
IKEA Australia has announced a IKEA Virtual Reality, allowing users to complete a digital ‘walkthrough’ of an IKEA store while browsing products.
Finding unique stores in a new city or country can be a challenge for travellers; looking to make it easier through curated guides is Travelshopa.
ASX-listed data intelligence platform Invigor has announced today its acquisition of Singapore-based Sprooki in an all-scrip – or all-shares – deal worth a total consideration of $10 million.
Zora Tech’s MYN allows content creators and viewers to “tag” products in social media videos to a brand’s website, gaining cash for each click.
Lustr wants to connect fashion-forward shoppers directly to emerging designers through a matchmaking algorithm, and help designers crowdsource feedback on their upcoming collections.
Singapore ecommerce platform Sprooki has today announced it had appointed former Westpac CIO Bob McKinnon as chairman as it prepares to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). McKinnon will bring over 40 years of experience in business, governance and finance to help Sprooki expand further across Australia and New Zealand.
Container Door is a new take on the group buying model, allowing customers to essentially come together to get the best deal directly through a manufacturer.
Trolley Saver is a new Australian app that wants to make paper catalogues a thing of the past while ensuring that all consumers are getting the best deal. It works by linking a user’s shopping list with supermarket specials to show they how much they will save by shopping at specific supermarkets. Shoppers can use the app to browse specials, and set notifications for alerts on their favourited or listed products go on special.
On Sunday, CUZIN went into public beta, a strategic move for the Sydney-based startup, given Australians are flocking to shopping centres, departments stores and ecommerce websites to take advantage of discounts in the lead up to Christmas. According to a recent National Retail Association report, Australians are expected to spend $43 billion in the pre-Christmas trading period.
A new player has emerged in the social commerce space, offering benefits to both ends of the retail chain – buyers and sellers – through its equitable business model.