Drew Green and Toronto’s SHOP.CA have released its mobile app on both iOS and Android today.
The popular startup, known for offering exclusive daily sales events at up to 90 percent off, today announced its first mobile app. The new app will feature the same daily deals as its website on top-quality products across 27 categories, including home, fashion and electronics.
“Millions of busy Canadians shop SHOP.CA’s site regularly to discover the best brands and hottest styles for themselves and the family at the best prices, but they are typically on-the-go,” said Green, the company’s founder and CEO. “With the iPhone and Android app, Canadians can take a quick peek at the day’s exclusive sales from anywhere, at any time and never miss out on a great deal from SHOP.CA or their favorite brand.”
Every day, SHOP.CA features over 12 new exclusive sales events that typically offer 50-90 percent off items ranging from the biggest name brand fashion apparel to stylish tech gear and luxurious home fashion goods. The limited-time-only sales are always exclusive and are promoted to SHOP.CA’s members via an email every morning at 8:00 a.m. and are typically only available for one week, so members shop the website early and often to discover the best prices on the brands they want. The site has become a fashion and home leader by featuring hot styles like those of Nespresso, Nine West, Graco, Tag Heuer, Samsung, and classic kitchen design ware from KitchenAid.
A longtime champion of Canadian e-commerce, we last chatted with Green in February when he told us how his marketplace sells over three million products from over 2000 stores and over 5000 brands. His business grew by four times between the final quarter of 2012 and the final quarter of 2013, making his own venture living proof that e-commerce can thrive in Canada. Three years ago, he predicted that e-commerce would “come of age” in Canada. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada are expected to grow as high as $34 billion by 2016.
In 2012 those numbers stood at just $18.9 billion.
Shop.ca has also grown: In early May, it raised $31 million in funding.