Scoutmob Launches New Way to Discover Local with ‘Shoppe’
Latest Scoutmob product connects consumers with local artists
Scoutmob, a mobile media startup revolutionizing how consumers connect with their city, is introducing a new showcase for local artists and makers. Called Shoppe, this e-commerce offering will give Scoutmob users special access to a curated selection the city’s locally-made products.
“Our mission with Scoutmob is to be the very best local guide for users in each of our cities,” said Scoutmob co-founder and CEO, Dave Payne. “Now we can proudly say that, in addition to featuring our favorite restaurants, retail finds and local experiences, we have a way to give our users access to the amazing local artists who spend their time and energy creating these unique products and supporting their communities.”
Reaching over one million users, Scoutmob is pioneering an evolution in the ways a consumer can connect with the best experiences in their cities. From spontaneous geo-based mobile offers to exclusive hand-picked experiences, daily editorial, and access to locally-made goods, Scoutmob is offering communities countless ways to discover and interact with the best of what is around them.
Each week, Shoppe will provide users with a unique perspective on the background stories, tools, process, and passions of these local artists. Shoppe will feature artist profiles for longer periods than other curated product sites, providing them with a perennial venue to promote their work. Whether it is a hand-painted art print or one-of-a-kind jewelry, Shoppe benefits the entire community by offering a way to discover these products, support the local economy, and also get to know these creators.
“Our focus is as much on promoting the unique stories of local artists as it is on promoting their products,” said Payne. “With Shoppe, we want to give our users another way to discover their cities. Supporting local is more than just buying locally-made things; it’s getting to know the people and creators around you, and the appreciation of community that kind of connection can build.”
Over the past few months, Scoutmob has reached significant milestones, such as driving one million mobile transactions at local businesses through its iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps. Also, a recent investment from media heavyweights AOL Ventures, Capitol Broadcasting, Cox Enterprises, Inc., Ben Lerer of Thrillist, and New Atlantic Ventures has set the stage for aggressive product development to support Scoutmob’s mission and further evolve the intersection of local commerce with local content.
Founded in 2010 and based in Atlanta, Scoutmob connects you to the local experience in an authentic, real-time way. With exclusive, location-based deals, fresh daily content and curated experiences, the mobile app acts as a compass for everyday exploration in your city, giving plenty of good reasons to get out and experience what’s around you. To get the app or for more information, go to Scoutmob.com.
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