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Measuring the Travel Flash Sale Segment

Image from: Travel Image / Shutterstock Daily deal or Flash Sale sites have been rising in popularity, Fab.com is a newer entrant that has quickly gained interest from consumers and even passed some of its retail counterparts. Looking at Compete.com we see that between Fab.com, Gilt.com and Ruelala.com, Fab.com has driven more traffic than its competitors since launch and now sits at about 1.4 million unique visitors as of May

Tracking Foodies Online: An Updated Look into Gilt Taste

Image from: Food Image / Shutterstock Last summer, we wrote about Gilt Groupe’s new website: gilttaste.com. Now that the site has been around for about a year, I thought it would be interesting to take an updated look into the site. Traffic to Gilt Taste over the last year has been fairly steady, averaging around 100,000 unique visitors each month. As for the demographics that we discussed last year, the

Gilt is Guilty of Exclusion

Image from: Miami.com I have always thought of ladies with bags covered in designer logos as walking advertisement. However, I understand and appreciate the high quality materials and level of craftsmanship that comes with the premium price tag. Being one who is drawn to deals and always wanting a bargain, I turn to flash sale sites to look for designer goods. Recently, I visited Gilt.com, a flash sale site that

Gilt Looks To Score Sales From Klout Promotion

In the tech industry it’s common for start-ups to look to one another to start a symbolic relationship. One such partnership, between Gilt Groupe and Klout leveraged member’s social influence and email marketing to sell select items online last week, full email here. With building pressure to go public later this year, Gilt was hoping to score some brand ambassadors, while Klout is always on the prowl for partnerships to

The Weekly Pulse

This week, everyone has been talking about the KONY 2012 mini documentary. The video was published on March 5th and the Invisible Children website saw a huge spike in traffic. The video was highly criticized and Mashable published an article about why creating “slacktivists” isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Didn’t make it to Mobile World Congress this year? AdAge published a list of five mobile tips for marketers who weren’t

Hungry Eyes Set Gaze on Tasteful New Website

Foodies, epicureans, gourmets, locavores… these days we have a dozens of names for food lovers and socially conscientious consumers alike. While the taxonomy of these food enthusiasts will change over time, its fascinating to find new websites that blend popular e-commerce paradigms to cater to the food loving collective. One such site, gilttaste.com (part of the popular ‘flash sale’ network Gilt Groupe) launched full-throttle in the middle of May of

Zulily: Rue La La for Moms & Kids or More?

It’s no secret around Compete that I love to shop and that I am particularly fond of all of the online deal sites. I have flaunted my Marc Jacobs bargains from Gilt.com and timed meetings around my 11 AM ET Rue La La.com email previewing the day’s sales. Over the Holidays, I very happily discovered another fabulous site—perfect for busy moms like me: Zulily.com.  Zulily markets itself as an online