SHOPZILLA’S NEW DEAL: Shopzilla Inc., which connects buyers and sellers online, has acquired Zappli Inc., a provider of mobile-central commerce solutions. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.
Founded in San Francisco in 2010 by a team of e-commerce experts, Zappli has developed innovative solutions such as InstaBuy, an instant online checkout solution, and myShopanion, a mobile social shopping application.
“Shopzilla has always been committed to being at the forefront of online shopping, connecting millions of consumers with thousands of its e-commerce partners for great shopping experiences,” said Bill Glass, chief executive officer of Shopzilla, Inc. “The retail industry is experiencing some of the most dramatic changes in consumer behavior in its history. By acquiring Zappli, an innovative player in mobile-centric commerce, Shopzilla will accelerate its ability to offer a highly satisfying and seamless shopping experience across all digital devices.”
Over the next few months, Shopzilla plans to integrate Zappli’s technology and expertise to enhance its portfolio of shopping sites. The entire Zappli team has joined Shopzilla. Philippe Suchet, co-founder and ceo of Zappli, has become chief strategy officer of Shopzilla, Inc.
Shopzilla, based in Los Angeles, reaches a global audience of over 40 million shoppers each month through its destination Web sites and affiliate network. Its portfolio of online shopping brands in the U.S. and Europe consist of Bizrate, Beso, Shopzilla, Retrevo, RobotOatmeal, PrixMoinsCher and SparDeinGeld, as well as a several B2B businesses.