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Pinterest: A Retailer’s Best Friend

Last May, we wrote about the new kid on the block, Pinterest. A self-proclaimed “virtual pinboard,” Pinterest allows users to collect images, quotes, recipes, etc. from across the web and organize them onto their own “pinboards” which can be shared with other Pinterest users. Examples of common pinboard inspirations are Wedding boards, Food & Drink boards, Travel & Places boards, & Home decor boards. Although Pinterest had shown promise back

Are Daily Deal Sites a Smart Investment for Companies?

I love daily deal sites.  Seriously…some might say I am borderline addicted.  From large, national sites, like Groupon and Livingsocial, to regional sites, like Coupme, I frequent them all.  I have enjoyed great meals, expanded my wardrobe, and even went zip-lining for 50% off (or more!) thanks to deals I found.  And I am in very good company.  In July 2011, around 11 million consumers visited daily deal sites.  In

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