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Budweiser Lets You Buy Beer for Your Facebook Friends But will it catch on?

Brands have been testing social commerce for quite some time, despite the fact that initiatives have been notoriously slow to catch on. Now, Budweiser is getting into the game with…

September 9, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

U.S. Open Goes High Tech for Social Shopping Tennis tournament taps into UGC to push sales

Getting fans to stock up on merchandise while at games has long been a huge aim for marketers of short-lived sports tournaments. And this year, the United States Tennis Association…

August 26, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Lollapalooza Goes Cashless With Digital Wristbands Pushes millennials to tap and pay

Lollapalooza is rolling out a new initiative this week called Lolla Cashless that claims to be the first effort from a major U.S. music festival to use radio frequency identification…

June 30, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

Social-Commerce Channel Coming to QVC.com Shopping site takes cues from Pinterest

Cable shopping channel QVC sees itself as inherently social—in the offline sense—because while watching, consumers can discover products they never thought they wanted but end up buying because of the…

July 19, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

Pinterest Marketing Firm Pinfluencer Rebrands as Piqora Rolls out social merchandising product

In November Pinterest announced that it didn’t want companies incorporating its name or even the word “pin” into their identities. Around that time Sharad Verma, CEO of Pinterest marketing firm…

March 19, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

AmEx Looks to Ignite Real Twitter Shopping Using hashtags, card members can now buy gift cards, tablets, Xboxes

Social commerce is typically Facebook’s and maybe Pinterest’s domain. But Twitter doesn’t usually factor into the conversation. American Express began to change that last year when it rolled out the ability…

February 11, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

Facebook Card's Big Implications for Advertising, Shopping New gift card business could help tie online ads and offline purchases

During Facebook’s earnings call on Wednesday, CFO David Ebersman said the company’s Gifts service contributed a “very small” portion of the company’s $5 million in miscellaneous revenue—and the expectation is…

January 31, 2013, 3:32 PM EST

Facebook Gifts Gets Competition From Amazon E-commerce giant's service connects with social network

Facebook Gifts was supposed to be the social network’s entry into the e-commerce game. The thinking was sound: connect credit cards with users’ accounts and get people used to buying products…

December 12, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

Amazon Unveils Brand Pages Retailer plans to allow partners to cross-promote messages to Facebook

You no longer need to wonder what it would look like if Facebook and Pinterest had a baby, with Amazon serving as a surrogate. That's because Amazon is rolling out…

November 20, 2012, 5:09 PM EST

Pinterest's Commerce-Minded Rival Fancy Registers $26 Million Funding Round Startup posts 2 million users, $200k in weekly sales

Yesterday New York-based startup Fancy, which takes Pinterest’s social scrapbooking use case and connects it with commerce, posted a regulatory filing showing it nabbed a $26 million funding round. Fancy’s latest…

October 30, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

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