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3 Flash Sales Sites to Set the Bottom Line on Fire

Posted on 9.01.2013

Members only…

Limited supply…

One-day only…

These are phrases frequently found on and around “flash sale sites.” The business model centers on urgency and exclusivity, making it a viable option for some companies looking to offload products and engage new audiences.

Most professionals are already familiar with daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial, which, of course, provide ways for merchants (or manufacturers) to sell products, but flash sale sites tend to sell more upscale items at discounted prices and some even allow individual (like, from home) sellers. 


Designers and brands can launch limited-run events on Yabblr to inspire its members to become their customers. Since there is no middleman, designers and brands create their own sale events. Yabblr does require that companies are selling their own products under their own brand and that the sales are the best they offer anywhere, but Yabblr only takes a 10 percent commission (plus 3.5 percent credit card fee) rather than the 50 plus percentage that other flash sale sites take.


One of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S., ideeli has more than 1,000 brand partners. Manufacturers interested in reaching ideeli’s 6 million-plus members must email Ideeli subscribers have access to more than a dozen new sales showcase every day at 12 p.m. EST. Ideeli sales range from fashion for men and women to home décor and beauty.

Rue La La

Rue La La’s focus is offering sought-after brands at exclusive (by invitation only) discounts. Existing members get a $10 credit for each friend they refer who places their first order. Brands interested in selling on Rue La La must contact

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