This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Social Shopping startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Social Shopping industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Social Shopping Startups
UPJAUNT is an AI-driven platform for travelers, influencers and businesses to find connections through interest communities, traveler stories, blog articles and events. Travelers find authentic, off-beaten-path, serendipitous and personalized experiences and providers, while businesses build power networks with other businesses to sell personalized services and products directly to their traveler.
We offer all sizes of travel businesses a way out of the old pay-to-play models of travel intermediaries by providing an organic engagement model centered around authentic personal experiences, which will reduce the cost of customer acquisition and enhance customer lifetime value for those businesses. Mohan Ramanujam (Tibco, Brience), Sanjay Raghavan (Grindr, Inquira) founded the company in January 2019, based out of New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA..
Bliss develops a mobile platform for individuals and small businesses that offers a way to generate income by reselling products over mobile chat and social network apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and more. The company provides its users with promotion and sales supporting capabilities, including payment solutions and client management tools.
The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Tel Aviv.. .
We see a lot of hype around AI nowadays, and increasingly being absorbed into just about every business sector. On the other hand, AI is also for many a buzz word.
We, at Push.ai, believe strongly that Artificial Intelligence can push your business to the next level, we also believe Artificial Intelligence is the way to go for any business. How can businesses like you take advantage of AI and beat your competition? You don’t need to disrupt your industry, you don’t need to create exotic new features, you need to use AI and other new technology to optimize your existing business.
Why did McDonalds buy an Israelian AI company for $300mm? To make you buy. Why does Amazon use AI to power “items you may like”? To generate more sales.
If those multinationals do it, why should you don’t do it? At Push.ai we concentrate on building solutions, based on AI and other new technology for you to generate more sales. Solutions any business can use to place themselves on the level of their biggest competitor.
Our Main product is Masha.ai, an eCommerce chatbot/assistant. Research showed that people don’t want more apps, people want 1 place to shop from all their favorite brands.
Masha.ai collaborate currently with 1800+ brands and local businesses including 500+ international brands and growing at an average speed of 5 brands/day Any size of brand or business can join. Read more: https://masha.ai/businessContact us freely to have an open discussion on how AI can push your company.
Pesopie is the world’s first video entertainment cum fashion E-commerce platform that provides an amazing and seamless shopping experience to its users. It facilitates its users with the option to purchase any product they like while watching entertaining video clips right on their mobile phones.
This engaging social commerce model is achieved by developing an equilibrium between video content creators and consumers, most of whom are online shoppers themselves. Amongst the creators, millions of micro-influencers worldwide are already posting very effective and valuable content for marketers and brands, but only a minuscule of them are able to effectively monetise their influence.
Pesopie empowers this massive entrepreneurial youth composed of young social media influencers to start their own e-commerce business with zero investment and minimum efforts. The concept is quite simple – Pesopie incentivises its influencers to make money easily from their routine passion of creating videos and reaching out to the larger masses.
All supplementary hassles – be it product procurement from factories, E-commerce setup, Payments and Logistics – are handled by Pesopie so that they can focus on what truly matters. In the process, they emerge as a fashion icon themselves and eventually carve their own brand.
Having an unmatched expertise of cross-border business, Pesopie has been founded by industry leaders across multiple domains. Now, Social media influencers have no need to endorse other brands when they can have their own..
Making D2C efficient. At Productpine, we believe in a world in which direct interactions between brands and consumers are the norm in commerce.
Productpine’s mission is to save brands up to 75% of the costs and time when marketing and selling their products directly to consumers. Productpine has built a single D2C commerce platform that lowers the customer acquisition cost of brands through a combination of social discovery shopping, platform economics, and software..
Over 100 million knowledge workers, from consultants to advisory services to trainers, have lost as much as 90% of their business due to COVID-19. Superpro helps knowledge workers adapt and thrive online by providing all the tools they need including web pages, marketing, scheduling, video calls and even payment.
Superpro recently partnered with India’s largest analytics community with half a million professionals and is rapidly expanding in the country.. .
TeamKaro is a seller centric e-commerce marketplace which introduces to India the concept of “Team-Shopping for Brands” using gamification & referrals, making shopping instinctive, fun and engaging. TeamKaro digitizes age old shopping habits of buyers (like buying together, social validation, bargaining) to provide aspirational Sellers/Brands a “digital word-of-mouth platform” which gives great brand visibility & organic customer growth along with aggregated demand.
Our vision is to re-imagine ecommerce as referral-commerce, achieving drastically low CAC. We are creating a lean, self-growing, sustainable social e-commerce solution which at scale would remove the need for deep discounting, using the power of referrals.
With TeamKaro, the best discounts in town are just ONE friend away! #referralcommerce #networkcommerce #groupbuying #teamshopping #brandshopping. .
Vendora makes it easier for micro-entrepreneurs to access “a way larger” pool of products in one online platform, start their reselling business without investment and create an extra revenue source for their families. It enables them to start their online business via social channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram etc.
On the other hand, Vendora helps retailers, direct selling catalogues and wholesalers reach and employ a younger salesforce through our platform. Finally, our micro-entrepreneurs work when, where and how they want, selling unique collections and products online and in person.
Backed by state-of-the-art technology and a supportive community, it is a business that is advanced, flexible, and most importantly, fun. It is more than a business.
It is a movement.. .
Simply put, we make the Internet INTERESTING and FUN again. Our social engine connects people through shared online experiences by leveraging 3D/VR technology.
Our platform can support a number of different social experiences and can turn any 3D environment or rendering into a space you can explore with others. These environments will then be able to simulate real world interactions by using custom-built spatial audio that allows multiple conversations to occur at once.
Compared to a video call, where the more people that join the event the more hectic it gets, as more people join Agora’s events the more they come to life. We’re bridging the gap between our physical & online identities so we can get comfortable building valuable connections in a virtual world..
Showcase is a social selling platform that connects social sellers to brands and suppliers. It provides a mobile application to Social Sellers, allowing them to view products directly from suppliers and brands.
Social Sellers earn commissions and bonuses incentives directly from suppliers and brands from the products they sell. Showcase works only with authorized brands and suppliers.
The company is based in Bangkok, Thailand.. .
For skincare consumers seeking inspiration and orientation in the crowded skincare market, Beautyself is the #1 inspiration and curated shopping platform for beauty. Unlike typical online shops, products are presented authentically and realistically.
By combining the access to information about the consumers’ behavior and their desires with smart technology, Beautyself focuses on the community & directs the consumers down the purchasing path – creating a fresh, relevant & intelligent customer experience.. .
BookAfricaTravel is an online platform to customize and book authentic tours, Activities, and Experience in Africa. Our tour guides and travel experts are spread across several African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda, Senegal, Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Tanzania and more.
Experience Africa like never before with us while helping locals earn an honest living. Our mission is to connect the world to the best destination and experience in Africa while helping locals earn a sustainable income.
Africa is filled with amazing culture, history, food and more. Let our local tour guides and travel experts help you experience it.
Seli Marketplace was born out of the need for affordable, one-stop shopping experiences, as well as quick and precise delivery to online shoppers in Nigeria. We work intensively with the suppliers and sellers to select premium products for our customers at affordable prices.
We partner with dozens of reputable import & export companies, warehousing & logistics agencies to ensure the best we can offer to the customers.. .