Black Friday has come and gone. No, I haven’t started my holiday shopping. I’m not panicking, because Luvocracy is keeping my stress level down (at least as far as shopping is concerned.) What is it? Well, kids, it’s social shopping. Pinterest smooshed into Amazon. A perfect storm of being able to trust folks you admire (taste-wise, at least) and see what they find shoppable, while creating your own shoppable lists. Imagine, all your pins — buyable! I’ve already started spreading Luvocracy to my family, as a quick and easy way to share gift ideas for my 5-year old daughter, and to my friends so I can buy (steal) their brilliant style ideas.
In the Luvocracy world, you “trust” instead of “follow.” I like the distinction. I trust many of the bloggers and pinners I know and admire, and, as a result, have a constantly updated catalog of what they think is relevant, beautiful and worth investing in.
Like other social media sites, you can create curated boards, and populate them from any shoppable site on the internet. That’s right. ANY site. An obscure Laotian company selling one-of-a-kind handcrafted mini-trivets to Moda Operandi, put it on your board, and you and others can shop straight from your page. This means that a lot of the hassle of entering and re-entering addresses, credit card numbers, and so forth is taken care of because you only need to put that info in once on Luvocracy, even as you buy from across the internet. Considering how often I buy online, this sounds like a brilliant idea.
On top of it all, when someone buys from your boards (even if you buy from yourself!), you make a small commission that you can either use on Luvocracy, or receive as a check. Even better. If someone re-luvs your items, you get a small commission if someone buys your item from them. Genius! Why shouldn’t all of us get credit for being the style editors of our own lives?
Join now, and Luvocracy will take care of all your taxes and shipping costs until Tuesday (which, incidentally but notable, is my birthday. Presents accepted.) Huzzah! There are some wonderful tastemakers on the site already, so there’s plenty to peruse. It’s invite only, but use this link to join in early. See you there!