ShopSocially Partners with Jetsetter to Convert Social Sharing into Incremental Orders

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Jetsetter Sees 60% of Shared Purchases Convert into Incremental Orders

ShopSocially, the leader in social commerce, today announced a milestone in its partnership with Jetsetter.com, the world’s go-to brand for travelers with discerning taste. Through its use of the Share-a-Purchase app, Jetsetter has been able to convert 60% of all shared purchases into incremental sales.

The Share-a-Purchase app aims to turn buyers into brand ambassadors by encouraging them to share their purchases with their friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Jetsetter members are encouraged to share what they’re most looking forward to about their trip right after they booked it. “Whether they’re chasing the sun to the white sands of Tulum or exploring a posh new hotel in a city closer to home, one thing our travelers all have in common is that travel excites them at their core. It just made sense to give them an outlet to share that excitement with their friends,” said Sean Murphy, Editor-in-Chief of Jetsetter. “To see such a high conversion rate on shared purchases demonstrates how powerful word-of-mouth can be when it comes to travel.”

“Planning travel is often an inspirational experience, and travelers are often most excited when they actually book it. Marketers in the industry know that this is the moment to convert customers into brand ambassadors,” said Samir Palnitkar, President of ShopSocially. “Jetsetter is seeing amazing results from this strategy, and we’re thrilled that our partnership has helped lead to that success.”

About ShopSocially:

ShopSocially is a premium, SaaS-based, social, referral and loyalty marketing platform for businesses. Leading brands like Crabtree & Evelyn, Dressbarn, Zipcar, Ulta, Beretta etc. are using the ShopSocially platform to enable referral marketing, visual commerce, customer loyalty, social login, social gamification and other such programs on their site.

ShopSocially has been consistently driving word-of-mouth promotions via social for 1000s of brands and delivering positive social ROI for their social media efforts.

ShopSocially has won several awards and has also been featured by Facebook in a Social Commerce case study. Launched in Oct 2010, ShopSocially is a privately held company in Mountain View, CA. For contact information, please visit http://shopsocially.com/platform/request-a-demo.html.

About Jetsetter.com:

Jetsetter.com provides insider deals, unique experiences and thoughtful insights to its more than 23 million members, allowing them to book with ease and confidence wherever and whenever they choose. From hotels to tours to trip planning, Jetsetter is designed to match discerning travelers with their ideal travel experience. Each property featured is hand-selected by a team of curators and by Jetsetter's global network of correspondents. Jetsetters can browse limited-time sales of up to 40% off, peruse the Jetsetter permanent collection of more than 2,500 hotels and resorts available 365 days a year, or book same-day stays through Jetsetter Now, available on the Jetsetter iPhone and iPad app. Members can tap into the regional expertise of Jetsetter correspondents with private consultations through the Personal Travel Planning service or personalize deluxe tours with the Jetsetter Journeys program. For more information, visit http://www.jetsetter.com.

About TripAdvisor:

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 315 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 200 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands: airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, cruisecritic.com, everytrail.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, thefork.com (including lafourchette.com, eltenedor.com and iens.nl), gateguru.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, holidaywatchdog.com, independenttraveler.com, jetsetter.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, travelpod.com, tripbod.com, vacationhomerentals.com, viator.com, virtualtourist.com, and kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q3 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

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