It is the ultimate personal shopping experience, where users can follow and shop from their favorite brands, celebrities or friends from around the globe.
Newly launched app buybye brings sophistication and new meaning to the term 'social shopping', with users and brands able to 'follow' and chat with one another, receive instant notifications, make offers to buy and sell, and post directly to all social media platforms: facebook, instagram, pinterest, and twitter. Users can even upload images of items they desire and seek out other users offering to sell those items, via a 'connect' feature. Unlike other m-comm platforms, in addition to photos, users can upload video advertising. For the first time it seems, users can effectively buy directly from a commercial.
While buybye is not the first to pioneer the m-comm shopping movement, what's unique is the ease and simplicity of it all - each user is immediately the master of their own stand alone fully functioning m-comm store. Users can snap and post an image of a product or service they wish to sell in seconds and another user can buy directly from that post, in a one step, 4 digit pin check out process. It's simple, secure and seamless, with funds going directly to the seller, minus a competitively low 5% merchant fee. Apart from this, there are no hidden fees, set up or maintenance costs.
Users with a buybye store also have the benefit of $elltags, among other in-built marketing tools, which help to push to their specific target demographic. Unique to buybye $elltags are set to be the future of optimization. They are custom keywords that are entered at the point of uploading a product or service and connect searching users to that product or service. Sellers can then optimise their $elltags via a bidding system, so browsing customers will see their products first.
Founder/ CEO and entrepreneur, George Gallo, created buybye with the aim of providing an online presence to all the brands and merchants who did not already have an online store. With a background in fashion design, retailing and advertising, George could empathize with individuals and brands who were looking to sell their products online but couldn't afford the set up and ongoing operational costs of running an e-comm website.
Despite an obvious appeal to high end users and the app's sleek aesthetic (owed to Gallo's design background), buybye is non-elitist, simple, intuitive and for anyone looking to buy or sell anything.