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Forget Black Friday - TheStore.com launches November 28, 2013
Oct 23, 2013 (11:10 PM EDT)
MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TheStore.com has set its sights on revolutionizing online retail. Already, the website has taken the Internet by storm and is offering Facebook promotions and a contest with more than $20,000 in prizes including iPhone5s, iPad Minis, gift cards to spend at TheStore.com, as well as a grand prize luxury vacation for two to the Bahamas. Now, online's biggest shopping day of the year is scheduled for Nov. 28, 2013 with the launch of the site.
Not satisfied with operating like other online shopping sites, TheStore.com is taking a novel approach to online shopping. Case in point – members will get paid to provide photos of featured products, and will share in site revenue when those items sell. There's just one caveat – the pictures for those products must be voted into the top 3 for that product by other community members.
In addition, TheStore.com has an affiliate plan and referral system in place that will pay members a fee each time one of their friends buys a product. This differs significantly from TheStore.com's competitors – other, similar shopping sites that pay only a one time referral fee.
And different is exactly how the company wants it. In fact, TheStore.com thinks members should be rewarded for their content. TheStore.com's owners acknowledge the important role that social media plays in influencing shoppers' interests but also note that "you can't buy milk, bread and butter with views, likes, follows and pins. All the social media and product sites get paid for reviews, pictures and descriptions."
Which begs the question ... why shouldn't members be compensated for their efforts as well? At TheStore.com, they are. It's an online shopper's dream come true – getting paid to promote products they love and tell their friends, even their virtual ones, about. The process is simple: members find the perfect clutch purse, unusual children's toy, high tech kitchen gadget, designer sunglasses or dining room chandelier on TheStore.com's website. It may, in fact, be a product they already own. They then upload pictures of that item – the more fun and interesting the snapshot, the better – to show others in the shopping community. If their pictures land in the top three for that particular product (as voted on by other members), they'll earn a commission or shopping credits for future purchases.
Vendors profit from this model as well and are lining up to do business with TheStore. If you're a vendor, TheStore.com is the most up-to-date, modern and unique way to test customer interest for your products. You submit your products, and the community votes and decides what they accept as worthy to be sold on the site and which products they wish to reject.
TheStore.com's owners describe their unique system as "community shopping at its finest." After all, where else can you find a store – either brick and mortar or virtual – whose catalog of products is curated by the community?
And the range of products is vast: TheStore.com carries everything from fashion items to products for kids and pets, jewelry, gadgets and electronics, as well as products for every room in your home. They even have high-end luxury items such as one-of-a-kind cars, boats and RVs as well as camping equipment and a vast assortment of iPhone and other Apple accessories.
These iProducts aren't just for sale either. TheStore.com's marketing team has already implemented numerous contests to keep the site a place to which folks will want to return again and again. The company promises many more fun prizes and contests on the way, including a slot machine game in which players can win gift cards and Apple products. Those who participate are rewarded with 10 free spins simply for signing up and will earn additional spins for referring friends to the games through social media sites.
For more information on TheStore.com and its official November 28th launch, contact Mike Lawrence, Marketing Director.
Founded in 2013, TheStore.com is a privately held "social shopping community." The site cultivates a user curated product catalog, whereby members share in site revenue by uploading product photos to the virtual store and referring their friends to the shopping site. A November 28, 2013 official launch date is scheduled.