As you know, NJTechWeekly is interested in all of our state’s tech startups. However, e-commerce startups don’t often get much coverage here.
So, for the holidays, we’d like to fill you in on what some of these companies are offering. Maybe you’ll choose to shop online in New Jersey and support our startup entrepreneurs.
We apologize for any omissions and will be happy to tweet out any additions.
In alphabetical order:
Bald Vinny’s House of Tees
Craig Caruso, the developer who works out of the (Co)Working Space in Woodbridge, is in charge of the website for Bald Vinny’s House of Tees. He says there are going to be some Black Friday specials here.
BandsonaBudget, the Asbury Park-based e-commerce site whose founders are instrumental in the Jersey Shore tech community, will be running a special on custom-printed scarves.
Techlaunch company BeautyStat.com is a beauty site targeting social shoppers, and connecting them along their path to purchase. Ron Robinson says the startup is the first online search-and-discovery platform and interactive beauty community.
You won’t believe the number of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the website. These are just a few of them:
On Black Friday: Butterlondon.com is offering Butter London’s Fashion Size Duo, which combines the lacquer pair of Slapper and Knackered, “to give your holiday look the sparkle and pop it needs … Retailing for only $10.00, this mini must-have takes the guesswork out of sensible gifting and is the perfect stocking-stuffer.”
Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Butterlondon.com will be gifting customers with 20 percent off site-wide (excluding products marked as “last-call”) and 50 percent off “last-call” items. Unlock these deals using the code: CYBER13.
On Black Friday, Urban Decay will be offering a six-piece bundle of Revolution Lipstick for only $50.00 (a $132.00 value). Set includes the following shades: Jilted, F-Bomb, Catfight, Naked, Native and Protest.
Erno Laszlo will be offering Ahava products discounts for Cyber Monday, Dec. 2. The deal is: Receive an eight-piece Big Beauty Bonus – the brand’s biggest GWP offering yet – with any purchase of $200.00 or more.www.ErnoLaszlo.com.
Newark entrepreneur Jimi Olaghere told us: “All of our holiday sales will be only on en.geekcook.net. We have a dedicated sales page at en.geekcook.net/holiday. Also, we’re working with our partners doing a bunch of massive sales. Right now we’re on Amazon’s Woot (which at this writing is sold out!)— and we’ll announce which partner we’re working with in December via email. I encourage anyone interested to sign up for our email alerts.”
HarpersLove is having a pre-holiday sale. The Livingston-based e-commerce startup, which features jewelry designed by the customer, says, “Take 15 percent off all styles site-wide.” On Thanksgiving, users can get a $50 gift card with every purchase and, on Black Friday, 25 percent off site-wide. The sale ends Nov. 27.
On Small Biz Saturday and Sunday, the site is offering a $75 gift card with purchase of more than $250. On Cyber Monday, shoppers can get $50 off from $200 – $500 and $100 off on orders more than $500.
Hazarai, the Techlaunch company in Clifton, says it will be issuing a holiday gift guide. Hazarai is a community for geek culture, so we can’t wait to see that one!
According to Andrew Sell, the founder of Hipcycle ( the Jersey Shore-based e-commerce site that features great #upcycled products), the site’s holiday sales will be a surprise, but there will be “a sweet sale” on best sellers.
Hoboken-based MallStand will be offering big holiday discounts, which is normal for the site at this time of year. The company will also be hosting many big holiday giveaway contests as well this holiday season.
Currently, by way of its Twitter account, @MallStand, the company is conducting a #WinAJersey contest for participants to win a free NFL jersey on Twitter. “But starting Thanksgiving week, we will be holding many similar contests with much greater rewards directly from our website,” Sam Gherman, who is in charge of strategic marketing and brand management, told us.
Pinks and Greens
Allison Dorst of Florham Park-based Pinks and Greens, a purveyor of high-end, upscale workout, golf and tennis clothing for women, said, “We are doing a flash sale on Black Friday/Cyber Monday where we will offer up to 70 percent off of all workout, tennis and golf apparel.” The flash sale will run for four days straight, she added.