From Facebook Comments to E-Commerce Transactions with Soldsie

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Social commerce has been dragging its virtual feet.

Sure, American Express and Twitter certainly have super high aspirations in this regard, but all those F-commerce solutions so highly touted a few years ago just aren't capturing the attention of Internet retailers like they used to (or maybe should).

The reason could be obvious - that social network users aren't in a buying frame of mind when they spend time there. Or it could be something else - like that existing solutions just don't make it easy enough for consumers to actually purchase on the network from the retail brands they follow. That seems to be the opportunity recognized by Soldsie, a startup launched last year that could be one to watch in the future for retailers.

Soldsie is rather unique in that it is a platform and application that lets shoppers buy something directly from a brand's Facebook page by simply typing in the word "sold" into the comments section. Once they do that, Soldsie then sends an email invoice of their order and they can checkout. Glam Grab Accessory Auction's Facebook page ( is using Soldsie now. In a March 3rd update, it looks like the company generated two "sold" responses from its 20,000-plus following on a post which garned over 350 likes and 12 shares - not bad, not bad at all.

The Soldsie service is free for the first $700 in transactions; but merchants will need to pay a three percent transaction fee after that. Soldsie apparently just received a cool $1 million in seed funding from institutional investors including 500 Startups,, and FundersClub, so at least the venture capitalists see the value.

But as an Internet retailer, is Soldsie something you'd consider? 

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KT 03-12-2013 3:29 PM


BobK 10-23-2013 1:50 AM

Wow. That's the result i couldn't even expect.

windows customer support 07-14-2014 5:41 AM

Actually, I cannot believe at first that the soldsie service is free for the first 700 dollar in transaction. Now after reading this article I understood the facts about the soldsie service. The sad thing about is that the merchants would pay three percentage.

dreamluxurywatch 09-03-2014 2:42 AM

Facebook Page admins can also ask entrants to provide additional,collecting the information and organizing it into a database. 12-23-2014 5:19 AM

This is really a good service that I have ever seen before. Right from Facebook comments it is transacted to e-commerce using Soldsie. It’s just amazing to gaze at. I would try using this for my project of essay writing at, suggested by my clients. I hope I get the best results out. I would now sign up for this.

In home senior care 06-14-2015 11:14 PM

I think it is a new concept and very much useful to buy the products from its own Facebook page. Soldsie is one of the best platforms to buy the product easily. Thank you for sharing this article.

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