Oakland, CA (PressExposure) April 08, 2009 -- Today, Shopseen (www.shopseen.com) announces the launch of a new way to shop socially that gives shoppers the power to share what theyâre finding in local stores with other shoppers. Using technologies such as location-based search, Facebook Connect, and mobile uploads, Shopseen makes it easy for users to share and discover products, sales, trends and events in their neighborhood. The site is currently focused on the San Francisco Bay Area with plans to add major metropolitan areas across the US soon.
Users can post pictures of products from their computer or mobile phone with a description and the store they found it at. Others get a real-time glimpse at what's new in neighborhood stores, and can comment on or bookmark the posting. Shopseen's reach extends far beyond its own site. Users can publish Shopseen posts and comments to their Facebook news feeds, and posts are broadcast to Twitter for the world to see. Next up on Shopseenâs horizon will be the release of phone-specific apps for the iPhone and other handsets that will give even more power to the shopper on-the-go.
"We're building on the latest social media technologies to give local shoppers an easy way to share and find what they're looking for, or to discover something entirely new,â says Shopseenâs CEO and founder, Adeel Ahmad. âOur platform democratizes the shopping experience by connecting shoppers and stores without relying on the authority of style magazines or trend experts. And we're just getting started with this announcement.â
The site, replete with blog and regular giveaways rewarding users who post popular items, is bound to attract the attention of style addicts. Shopseen also has the potential to be useful to the more mundane shopper: as user-base grows, so will location-based content such as products, sales and events. This means the average time and budget-constrained user can use the website to scope out nearby sales and see what products are lurking in the neighborhood â helpful for last-minute, lunchtime gift-shopping or party-outfit expeditions.
In the wake of economic recession, the siteâs launch is surprisingly timely for stores as well. Independent boutiques, vintage and consignment shops are seeing an increase in popularity. While such stores sometimes lack websites, Shopseen now offers them a venue where people can post their products and advertise upcoming events. And as retail sales of luxury items decline, shop owners are forced to put inventory on sale. Want to know where those sales are? Visit http://www.shopseen.com.