Last week I got a very exciting e-mail from the people at Mallzee, a brand new online shopping website that's due to open later this year. I'll be honest, I'm not usually the biggest fan of online shopping. I'm a girl who loves to spend hours in the fitting room trying on a million different things, so I've never really seen the appeal of shopping from your living room. Where's the fun in that? But I think Mallzee may have swayed me by giving me a sneak peek to their completely innovative and unique approach to online shopping. Basically the website works like this:
There are already over 200 brands signed up to Mallzee, including Urban Outfitters (need I say any more?), New Look, St. Tropez and many more. Users then create their own personal shopping mall (Mallzee) by choosing their favourite products from these brands and shops. All seems pretty straight forward right? Here's where it gets interesting.
There's a social aspect to the website in that people can invite their friends to visit their "Mallzee" through Facebook. Their friends can then star the products that they like, purchase the items themselves at discount prices, and even vote on polls created by the user to help them decide what to buy! I think that's pretty darn cool. I started to imagine how amazing it would be if Mallzee.com really took off, and celebrities began using the site. Then ordinary people like me and you could shop clothing that's literally been hand picked by our favourite celebs and fashion icons! How fab would that be?
Ok, so if you're not already convinced by now, I'll let you in on the best bit. Every time someone purchases something from your own personal mall, you receive money! Yes you heard me correctly, you get paid every time your friends shop! I don't know about you, but that sounds like something I could definitely get on board with.
So right now, the people at Mallzee are really eager to get the word out about this fabulous new website. You can sign up to the site here http://www.mallzee.com/ and if you help them spread the word on Facebook and Twitter you'll be entered into a draw to win lots of goodies, including a £100/$155 shopping voucher....Well, what are you waiting for? :)