Profiled by TechCrunch yesterday (Sept. 12), myTAG is a soon-to-launch local online selling platform that hopes to compete with services like Craigslist, but without the sketchy anonymity often associated with Craigslist.
“We think local ecommerce should be honest, safe, simple – and fun. And we’ve made myTAG all that and more!” states myTAG Founder and CEO Tony Pham on the company website.
As Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters reported (Oct. 8), Facebook is testing a feature that lets users create "wishlists" of home furnishings, clothing and other retail products, introducing what many are calling the social networks first steps toward real e-commerce.
Turning an online fashion mag into a “shoppable online store” seems like a natural progression. Often, when reading printed fashion mags, you’re interested in buying what’s on the pages and although the price and brand are identified, you have no idea where you can buy those items at a store near you.
Josh Constine of TechCrunch.com reported yesterday that, according to data comScore provided exclusively to TechCrunch, "Pinterest just hit 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, crossing the 10 million mark faster than any standalone site in history."