6 Ways to Shop With Social Media
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2009 4:06 AM CDT
Beckie Tran gets shopping ideas online from her network of friends on Kaboodle.com Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at her home in Santa Clara, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – Online shoppers have discovered "a world beyond Amazon," Ben Parr writes on Mashable. Now they can swap advice, start up shops, and even get to know designers on sites like:

  • Pikaba. Post requests for purchases ("I need to buy a new laptop for $500"), receive merchant offers, and trade suggestions via Facebook and Twitter.

  • IMShopping. Ask experts or fellow shoppers for advice via Twitter.
  • Tigerbow. Give gifts more easily. The site contacts recipients for their address before sending your package.
  • Shopflick. See videos introducing you to new clothing and jewelry, and their designers.
  • Zlio. Open your own store and promote it via social media.
  • Shopseen. You and other shoppers can upload pics of items you've spotted real-world, and yack about them.

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