Wikets passes over 3 million social recommendations with simplified mobile shopping
LEXINGTON, Mass. – August 23, 2012 – Mobile shopping company Wikets today announced the 1.3 version release for their iPhone app. This update delivers enhancements to the interface, streamlining the experience for shoppers and aiding in product discovery. Wikets combines seamless multi-retailer shopping with community recommendations to make finding and purchasing products social and rewarding. Wikets is available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for free.
As more consumers complete purchases on their mobile devices, Wikets provides one-stop shopping on the go. Users can make any purchase from their favorite retailers directly through Wikets, from books and apps to clothing and appliances. Shoppers can also make recommendations to fellow users, fulfill requests for product suggestions, and help others make better purchasing decisions. Activities completed in Wikets such as making recommendations or buying an item accrue points for users, which can be exchanged for gift cards to real-world stores. To help with product discovery, shoppers can also create their own “wiket”—a request for recommended products to which fellow Wikets users add suggested item, giving requesters a crowd-sourced, personalized shopping experience.
“Mobile shopping is on the rise, and at Wikets we want to make it simple and rewarding for people to buy from their mobile phones,” said Wikets CEO Andy Park. “Creating a rewarding shopping experience is about much more than rebates—it’s about discovering better products, saving time, and feeling confident in your decisions. It’s the value of having a shopping network you trust in your pocket.
Wikets shoppers can:
- Share and store recommendations from friends, making shopping better, faster, and more fun.
- Easily access product reviews from trusted peers.
- Buy items directly inside Wikets, from whenever or wherever, making on-the-go shopping even easier with mobile.
- Ask and answer questions about everyday products, tapping into the engaged Wikets community of shoppers.
- Earn rewards for every action taken through Wikets and redeem them for gift cards.
About Wikets, INC
Wikets, INC., is a social commerce startup aimed at revolutionizing the shopping experience. By re-imagining mobile shopping, Wikets has facilitated thousands of transactions, rewarding customers with simple shopping, confidence in their choices, easy discovery, and real-world rebates. More than just m-commerce, Wikets is a shopping network of trusted friends. Wikets was founded in 2011 and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Battery Ventures.
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Samantha Qualls, TriplePoint for Wikets