StackSocial Brings Its Tech-Focused E-Commerce Platform To The iPhone

And how often do you purchase items using your cell phone?


StackSocial, a startup offering deals on and early access to gadgets, apps, and other tech-related products, is making its move onto mobile with the launch of its iPhone app.

The company runs its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce site, but it also partners with publishers like Gizmodo, CNET, and AOL (which owns TechCrunch) to integrate commerce onto their properties. And while it isn’t releasing exact revenue numbers, it says that revenue grew 250 percent over the past year to “an eight-figure annualized run-rate”. It also says its publisher network reaches 50 million visitors each month, and that the top publishers in the network saw seven-figure sales in 2013.

The app, meanwhile, offers a similar experience on the iPhone as the consumer site. I was surprised that it took the startup, which was founded in 2011, more than two years to launch its first smartphone app, particularly given its focus on…

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