Consumers no longer have to browse through dozens of different retailer’s websites to do their online shopping with the recent $600,000 funding of ShopJester, the all-in-one mobile retail app.
The San-Francisco based mobile retail app Just Sales has rebranded to ShopJester, and announced that it has raised $600,000 in seed funding.
The seed funding round was backed by co-founders Bob Pack, former VP of Sales at NetZero, and Roger Smith, previously a CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. Additional backers included Catherine Chang —a former Corporate Controller at Twitter, Harjit Deo formerly an Intel Executive, and Florian Leibert, the founder of MesoSphere and ex-Twitter data science engineer.
The service is an online shopping platform that allows customers to search products from 32 different retailers—including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Best Buy, and Sports Authority—all in one convenient place, without having to visit the individual stores’ sites. The company is unaffiliated with the brands it works with, and is powered by its own search engine. Sales commissions are put in place and revenues can scale with user growth.
Working in a new partnership with Tango Card, ShopJester offers customers rewards points just for using the app, and points are tripled when a user makes a purchase. Derived from a percentage of the advertising revenue and commission on the product sales revenue, points are redeemable via Visa cash or Tango Card (accepted in over 45 different stores). Native advertising is also targeted at users in the product screen, and Facebook ads are included in the weekly deals section.
ShopJester differs from other online shopping platforms by virtue of its rewards system powered by Tango Card, and also its design that lets users browse more than 500,000 available products, which are updated on a weekly basis. In a mobile retail market, which, according to a study by Jupiter Research, is set to exceed $14 billion this year, ShopJester is poised to be on the forefront of mobile e-commerce.
“While mobile shopping is a rapidly growing trend, there is currently nothing on the market that helps customers search for products from a variety of retailers from one centralized location. With ShopJester, we are focused on providing a more efficient and intuitive online shopping experience,” says CEO and former VP of Sales at NetZero, Bob Pack.