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Apr 24

Posh Mama? The QVC of the Web is here

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Posh Mama

I was hanging with Tobias Pegg, who not only has the coolest British name, but works for Me.dium, the company that is trying to bring social browsing to us all. He was about to login to an online tour with Posh Mama, and I had to ask who they were and what was he talking about.

It turns out that a tour guide, and even the community itself gets together on online shopping sprees. The group gathers at Posh Mama and then floats around seeing what is out there. Since you have everyone browsing together, you can get effects that you get in the real world such as:

Hey, Susan don’t buy that on Amazon, you can get it on Foo.com for 10% less. Let’s head there quick.

I have to admit to being a touch surprised, as it made me realize that a bunch of 40 year old mums were installing the Me.dium plugin and doing this stuff. I know that it isn’t that hard to install a plugin, but I also know that my mother doesn’t do it often!

A social QVC

When you think about QVC and the other home shopping networks, you think of a bloke and a bird up on a stage saying “it slices. it dices. yay!” and the odd phone in. With the Web, it can be a social experience where everyone interested in the item can talk about it, learn from each other and you could imagine this group getting quite tight nit. Very different than one person watching the boob tube.

Of course, another side of things is $$$. The tour guide, or the entire community, can setup affiliate networks and get paid commission for taking people on their consumer binges. If you get a big following, I could imagine that you could get some serious money here.

We are watching the same phenomenon as we saw with media. Moving from traditional media such as tv networks and book publishers, and over to bloggers and YouTube uploaders. Now you could be the next online professional shopper!

3 Responses to “Posh Mama? The QVC of the Web is here”

  1. Jenniferlauren Says:

    The great thing about Me.dium is that any one can use it, and get a unique social experience from it. Chatting, connecting with others, and shopping are three of my favorite things to do—so being able to do all three from the comfort of my computer desk is pretty sweet. In the mornings I surf with my mom for the latest “wedding trends,” later on my bro gets on as we shop for new video games, and I’ve always got chats open with my college friends.

    Me.dium is great any way you use it.

    yay! ;)

  2. Posh Mama Says:

    Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social Network is made up exclusively of women from all around the world of all ages and walks of life. We have members who are 20 years old to 80 years old that are Students, Artists, Designers, CEO’s, etc. In addition, our members are not all “moms” but they are all hip, fun and amazing women who want to be in the know about the latest and greatest. We have an amazingly engaging and supportive community.

    Posh Mama Magazine is NOT partnered with ANY Affiliate Networks and the sites that we discuss are products and services that we TRULY love. The image that you are using is almost a year old and our site has transformed a great deal since then. I hope your readers will please take a look for themselves at http://www.poshmama.com.

    In addition, we do not consider our Posh Mama Shopping Tours hosted by Me.dium to be like “QVC” or some other “Home Shopping Network”. These are monthly “parties” where a community of girlfriends get together to share tips, fashion trends, cool outfits, splurge and steal items along with many other items. We have a wonderful time surfing the ‘net together and being able to chat with our friends from all over the world.

    Me.dium is a wonderful application that has so many uses and I encourage anyone to check it out. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me as I am a huge fan.

    Much love, xoxo-pm

  3. jane doe Says:

    online shopping has made everything much easier now! tell me, as a fellow online shopper,how user friendly is Posh mama? and any tips on how to shop faster and more online?
    jane doe
    RateTag – India’s World Class Online Shopping Mall – Experience the Magic. Buy Mobile Phones, Computers, Electronics, Gifts, Flowers, Apparel, Shoes, Toys, Video Games, Music, DVD, Software, Digital Cameras, Musical Instruments, Camcorders and thousands of other products.
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