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A new private flash sales club site a (members-only online designer outlet store running time-limited deals) has just launched in the UK, Tagadas, a Vente Privée/Gilt for parents, selling hip baby/kids wear (similar sites in the US exist (theminisocial, zulily, btrendie, kids.woot)).

Tagadas (named after Tagada, the wondrous French strawberry candy) will run “fabulous sales for smart parents” every three days, and is the latest example of a growing trend – member-get-member powered private flash sale clubs specializing in a specific vertical – other than usual suspect of designer fashion-ware for women.

With e-commerce software now supporting flash sales (Magento, Moontoast), and insightful guides for implementing flash sales, we think we’ll be be seeing more of these private flash sale clubs focusing on specific verticals and specific demographics.  We also think private flash sale sites continue to represent a proven social commerce opportunity for brands (offering a VIP brand experience), retailers (online sales events) and startups (hosting private sales).

Is there a flash-sales vertical or demographic you could own?

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    shopaholic

    Best Deals at Spas at http://www.groupon.com
    Best Deals on High end Resturants at http://www.dealon.com
    Best Deals on Cookies, Cupcakes etc at http://www.livingsocial.com
    Best Deals on other people crap at http://www.ebay.com

    My two cents

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    L’Oréal@Groupon Today | Social Buying Opportunities for 2011 | Social Commerce Today

    […] we think the future of social buying will lie in specialization, luxury, kids, sports, travel, wine, auto (Mercedes sells cars on Group Buy sites) – and especially B2B […]

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    Reg

    Thanks for this info Paul.

    I’ve been trying to find out what’s happening with some of these vertical-targeted sites.

    Have taken a look at Urbanbloke which has been strangely inactive on blogs, FB, twitter etc. for 6 months or so. They still have a couple of sales on their page so look to still be going, but does anyone have more intelligence than that?

    Interested to work out how much more growth the sector can take before the inevitable shrink back / consolidation.

    Thanks to anyone who has any answers

    Reg

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    JonH2008

    A new flash sale site is launching in the UK called Luxdeco, offering the world’s leading luxury home & garden brands and designers at up to 70% off retail prices. Check it out, they are offering the chance to win a £2,500 shopping spree on sign up