We created Svpply three years ago with the goal of creating a unified online retail shopping experience by bringing shoppers, tastemakers and merchants onto a single site. Today, we couldn’t be happier to announce that we’ve been acquired by eBay Inc.
One thing we do want to make clear: Svpply is not going away. We’ll continue to bring our users new products each day — allowing our loyal fans to explore beautiful products and stores, all of them hand selected by the community.
Our talented team will help eBay expand its focus on merchandising, discovery and browsing. Together, we’ll work to create improved and personalized experiences and merchandising options for eBay.com.
We’re excited to join the eBay and Hunch teams in the new state-of-the-art technology development center in New York City!
Continue to check back here for updates to hear more about our upcoming projects.
Svpply team is heading to HUSH, Gawker’s 3rd annual silent disco, at the library this week. Yeasayer and Das Racist will be spinning tunes through specially designed wireless headsets given to attendees at the door. The dress code is gilded, so we’ve created a gold, silver, black and white collection to match.
Today we’re excited to announce Svpply.com’s new Store Explorer to compliment the iPhone and iPad Explorers we launched last week. It shows you all of the best stores on a map and it’s a great way to find cool new shops nearby or in 21 cities across the globe. For instance, you might stumble upon Steven Alan here in NYC:
To celebrate, we asked the intrepid Courtney Lewis, longtime Svpply stalwart and editor of Tydepool, to take a trip around the world in search of native products. Here’s what she came back with, puddle-jumping from West to East.
San Francisco CA, USA - (explore) Candystore Collective, Jade Soap Rocks ($13) "Mission boutique Candystore Collective began as a pop-up shop in 2004 and has since established itself as one of the best places around to get goods from small, independent designers."
Los Angeles CA, USA - (explore) Baxter Of California, California Candle ($30) "Angelino Baxter Finley is known as the unsung hero of men’s grooming. Around since the 1960s, the company recently introduced a series of collaborations with like minded brands Saturdays NYC, Unionmade, and Colette (seen above)."
Austin TX, USA - (explore) Kickpleat, Mismatched Triangle Studs ($342) "This unassuming shop can be better stocked than the best indie boutiques in NYC. Bonus, you can get a taste of the Austin art scene while you shop."
New York City NY, USA - (explore) Barneys NYC, Backgammon Set ($795) "Barney Pressman pawned his wife’s engagement ring to lease his first 500 square foot store in 1923. Cut to 2012 and this place is a New York institution."
Boston MA, USA - (explore) The Tannery, Clarks Ashcott ($120) "A Boston mini chain, The Tannery’s multistory Harvard Square flagship is a serious shoe mecca."
London, England - (explore) Lazy Oaf, Peakaboo Sweatshirt (£45) "East London Lazy Oaf is famous for its quirky, illustrated tees that are all designed in house."
Paris, France - (explore) A.P.C., Sac Bandoulière Léopard €95 "French brand A.P.C. is the pinacle of simple, cool kid fashion. This is the kind of stuff you can wear forever."
Tokyo, Japan - (explore) Rumors, アボード F2A (¥13440) "Accessories, apparel, home goods, I got lost window shopping Tokyo based Rumors for hours. Want. it. all."
Sydney, Australia - (explore) Ksubi, Sleeveless Shirt $A59.95 "One of the most famous Aussie brands, Ksubi has a full on international cult following. While they started with a perfect pair of jeans, their ready-to-wear, like the top above, has become just as good."
We’re excited to announce that our API is live and available for your use! Want to build your own shopping iPad app? You can do that. Want to build a website devoted to blue shoes? You can do that too.
Tug of Store - “A real time game where coolness is decided democratically”. Tug of Store runs off our new API, which also drives Svpply.com and our forthcoming iPhone app. Some of the API’s features:
1.2 million products
Full OAuth support
3,000 new products a day
There’s a new landing page for all API-related content: developer.svpply.com. Drop by our terms before you get started. If you have any questions or want to write in with comments, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each day at Svpply, hundreds of great new products, members and stores join our community. We need a Community Manager to help us treat them all with with the respect and love they deserve. This position will be focused on scouring Svpply for great new content, handling customer support queries, communicating new feature releases to the community, and developing relationships with our members.
- You should have great taste. - You should have experience writing for and maintaining a great blog. - You should have experience building and maintaining a community. - You should live in NYC or be willing to relocate here.
Bonus points for.. - Any previous experience with Zendesk or other web-based support software. - A history of providing excellent customer service.
Interested? Send something about yourself to email@example.com, along with any relevant links. This position is full-time and on-site at our awesome NYC office in SoHo. Your compensation includes benefits and some other cool bonus stuff we do.
“One of the reasons I like Svpply so much is I have found it to be helpful in buying fewer, but better, things. One way I use Svpply is to find high-quality merchandise from small businesses that manufacture goods in the US. When I actually buy something I find there, the digital shopping that takes place on Svpply is still helping to contribute to real-world consumerism, but perhaps a less-bad variety.”—
“What if you’re in the market for a new winter wardrobe, but not quite sure which puffy coat or pair of motorcycle boots to add to your list? After signing up for this service, pronounced “supply,” users can find their friends and see what products and items they’ve “liked” on the site.”—
Any chance of allowing for personal descriptions in sets? For example, I have a holiday list I made for friends and family and it would be nice to be able to put sizing information for some of the clothing, but currently the only way to do this is with a global comment on the product, I think.
Thanks for the question, peterostrander. Set descriptions are in the works as we speak - we’ll let you know as soon as they’re live.