Plurchase is a brand new service from Ycombinator that will let you do exactly that. It’s currently in private and will be launching in a few days. Tom Saffell of Plurchase gave a sneek preview of the service at the New Tech Meetup at Palo Alto.
Plurchase let’s consumers shop on eCommerce sites like Amazon, Zappos and get feedback, advice from their friends using a sidebar widget.(They actually display the eCommerce site in an iFrame). You can bookmark products, search for products and share them on Facebook using Facebook Connect. They have also integrated a chat system to get real time advice from your friends. It currently supports only 3 eCommerce sites Amazon, Zappos, and Craigslist respectively.
Tom mentioned that they plan to make money via the affiliate program when a user/friend makes a purchase through their system. A typical payment in Amazon’s affiliate program ranges from 4 to 14%.
I am eagerly looking forward to see the service go live and see it’s impact on online consumer spending. Leveraging the social graph of facebook(and maybe other newtworks) for online shopping seems like a smart move. You can follow them on twitter @plurchase for updates or read their blog here.
there is a much better shopping with friends website, the social networking http://www.zovue.com lets you shop with friends, and you can actually draw on the products you are looking at.
Plus they have much more members than this plurcashe stuff.
I have created this blog ‘SocialApp’ to track the growing innovation around social software. I have a degree in Computer Science and currently working at a successful Silicon Valley Company. I have a background ranging from embedded devices, networking equipment, desktop applications to web services.
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