Online social commerce platform allowing brands, individuals, and merchants to sell directly within Facebook.
Social solutions company Soldsie announced today that their newest product – Have2Have.it – is the first affordable solution that creates a direct path from Instagram to the specific content or product their users want
PSFK Labs sat down with Chris Bennett of Soldsie to discuss how social selling is changing mobile retail.
Soldsie announced today that it has joined forces with Birchbox to launch its first ever Instagram shop, where customers can now buy their favorite Birchbox brands right from their Instagram feeds.
Soldsie announced that it raised $4 million as its first round of institutional funding. First Round Capital led the round, with additional contributions from SoftTech VC, Lerer Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Ventures, e.Ventures, 500 startups, and angelinvestors such as Ken Landis, Richard Gernstein, Tom Kelly, and Christine Herron.
Soldsie, an e-commerce service enabling businesses to sell directly to their Facebook fans and Instagram followers through the comments section, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from First Round Capital, the company is announcing this morning.
Social media e-commerce has taken off — and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Want to sell on Facebook? The Soldsie Facebook app turns the social network's comments section into an e-commerce powerhouse.
Today, e-commerce startup Soldsie, which previously focused only on businesses selling to their Facebook Page visitors, will now bring similar functionality to Facebook-owned Instagram.
Soldsie, a third-party Facebook application that helps retailers sell on the site, said its largest concentration of merchants is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More than 800 merchants in North Texas have generated nearly $2.3 million in sales since Soldsie launched last September.
Instead of adding a store label, Soldsie sell their products through Facebook messages. Upload a photo, price and description and then schedule your event.
Arrel was formerly the co-founder of 17Feet, a mobile and web design and development studio, acquired by Google in 2013. Arrel grew the company from $0 to $2m+ in revenue and 14 employees. He was the only technical co-founder, and was technical lead on all projects, as well as design lead on many projects. 17Feet clients included Microsoft, Yahoo, Cliff Bar, HP, Angie's List, Salesforce, Google, and the Pac-12. Arrel left in 2011 to start new company, which became Soldsie.
Chris' first business was in high school selling lollipops to other students, and expanded this to selling concert tickets, CDs, and spring break trip packages. By junior year of high school, Chris was able to buy himself a BMW with his earnings. In college, while a full-time student at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Chris co-founded a company called Liquid Books and was the CTO and only developer. Liquid Books bought and sold college textbooks from students through an online portal. The Company reached $100K/year in revenue, processing ~5,000+ books/year and had a team of 6 people. Chris shut the company down after graduating and worked in private equity for a couple years, before realizing he much preferred starting companies. He then moved to San Francisco with the goal of starting a tech company, teamed up with Arrel and Soldsie was born.