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Daily Grommet

October 18, 2010 08:30 ET

Daily Grommet Unveils New Features for Interactive Social Shopping Experience

Enhanced Submission, Discovery and Purchase Features to Drive Citizen Commerce

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Daily Grommet, an online marketplace for people to discover and purchase unique products while learning the stories behind them, today launches an upgraded website with new features and functionalities for a more interactive social shopping experience. Daily Grommet's new features will continue to foster its platform for Citizen Commerce by ensuring personally shaped ecommerce and the option for citizens to share their voice and presence.

While consumer submissions and recommendations have been the lynchpin of Daily Grommet's product offerings, the newly launched Citizens' Gallery will allow for a more interactive experience. Through the gallery, consumers can submit ideas and recommendations for potential Grommets -- this includes uploading videos, images and product details. From here, users can vote for their favorite Grommets, add comments and share them through various social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.

"At Daily Grommet, our goal has always been to push our own boundaries, as well as those of the ecommerce industry," said Patti Purcell, COO of Daily Grommet. "Regardless of our size, we strive to be an ecommerce innovator and this launch not only exemplifies groundbreaking technology, but the unprecedented steps we're taking to change the shopping experience of our customers." 

The new site will include a more streamlined interface that allows users to navigate with improved organization and search functions. An updated checkout process will offer more flexibility and options around shipping, gifting and express preferences.

"While our business is highlighting great companies and products everyday, our passion lies in being able to engage people so they 'take back the shelves' in the retail process," said Jules Pieri, founder and CEO of Daily Grommet. "The new features we're rolling out create a more robust platform for Citizen Commerce -- and give our community a very powerful way to decide which products and companies get recognized and supported."

Daily Grommet curates and reviews each product, unveiling a new, unique Grommet each day at 12:00 p.m. ET. Each Grommet is accompanied by a video review, detailing the story behind the product and its creator. 

To learn more about Daily Grommet, please visit: www.dailygrommet.com.

About Daily Grommet
Daily Grommet is a curated online marketplace and video review site where consumers can learn about, share, and buy one inventive new product every day. Daily Grommet features products of great utility, style or invention that haven't hit the big-time yet, providing product creators with a powerful distribution channel for launching products and obtaining consumer feedback. With its focus on product origins, Daily Grommet tells the story behind one unique product every day and provides direct access to product creators on the site. Daily Grommet is the birthplace of Citizen Commerce, where regular people form the commerce experience by suggesting, supporting and buying products that are meaningful to them. Daily Grommet carefully tests and selects all of the unique and creative products featured on the site, and is 100% advertorial free. Visit www.DailyGrommet.com to learn more.

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