November 30, 2009 09:50 ET

SHOP.COM™ Celebrates the Holidays With New Community Promotions

SHOPstar Beta Program Offers Opportunities to Make Extra Cash With Referral-Based Networking

MONTEREY, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - SHOP.COM, the destination comparison shopping site for busy women, today announced the launch of its social shopping hub called SHOP Community, which integrates all of SHOP.COM's social networking applications, including Twitter, Facebook, The Shopping Vine, and a range of valuable new features for the busy holiday shopper. With these innovations, SHOP.COM also introduced its new SHOPstar Beta Networking Program, an easy way for shoppers to get paid when someone clicks on special SHOP.COM links sent to individual networks.

SHOP Community provides visitors with multiple social networking channels to discover, share and shop the latest trends and great deals. The social shopping network features the newly created "My Lists," which allow shoppers to create any type of shopping list, keep track of the desired items until the time of purchase and share lists with friends and family. Shoppers who create a list in time for the holiday season can also enter SHOP.COM's Win your Holiday Wishlist contest, where contestants can win the items on their wishlist, totaling up to $200.

SHOP.COM's customers can also earn some extra cash through the SHOPstar networking program, simply by sharing their SHOP.COM experience with friends and family via social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or blogs. Registered customers of the site who are members of the SHOPstar program and post a unique URL from SHOP.COM, including product, editorial and contest pages, on any of their networks are paid a portion of the revenue each time a visitor is directed to SHOP.COM from the posting.

"With SHOP.COM's new community enhancements and the SHOPstar program, we hope to harness the power of social media and help shoppers with their purchasing decisions in a relevant way," said Mondy Beller, senior vice president of marketing for SHOP.COM. "The site's latest offerings, combined with functional tools to save time and money, and opportunities to be delighted by contests and giveaways, shape a very compelling experience on SHOP.COM."

Now through the holidays, SHOP.COM's special "Favorite Gifts for All" microsite offers unique and affordable gift ideas for men, women, teens, kids, co-workers and more, highlighting the season's hottest gifts such as the Zhu Zhu Pets, The Beatles Rock Band and a wide selection of Ugg boots. SHOP.COM is also offering consumers its picks of the hot deals of the week, which brings the best sales and discounts from more than 2,500 partner stores. SHOP.COM's newest merchant partners include American Eagle Outfitters, Giorgio Armani Beauty and GUESS by Marciano. Now through December 31, SHOP.COM customers who write comments and reviews on any page of the site will be entered to win a $100 SHOP.COM shopping spree in the site's "Review and Win! Contest."

Another exclusve holiday-timed promotion features "DollySHOP" (, a special online marketplace for fans of country music and entertainment icon Dolly Parton. Additionally, the Holly Dolly Christmas Sweepstakes will reward one lucky winner a $2,500 shopping spree on SHOP.COM, a prize pack autographed by Dolly Parton, and a rare opportunity to personally speak with the artist.


SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine that is designed to meet the specific shopping needs of women -- and the individual business needs of merchants. Leveraging the multi-merchant features of its patented OneCart® technology along with extensive partner store integration, SHOP.COM offers an authoritative selection of products from well-known brand name merchants and high quality specialty retailers. Privately-held, SHOP.COM is a California-based company with an office in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.SHOP.COM.

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