Remainders: TheFind, ThisNext, Zlio, eTail

August 13, 2007

TheFind deepens relationship with PayPal: Siva Kumar, CEO of TheFind, let me know that a new program with PayPal launched.  Featuring a TheFind-powered back-to-school shopping portal, the site directs traffic through TheFind’s search engine to retailers who accept PayPal.

There is no revenue split; PayPal will drive traffic to the portal while TheFind powers the shopping search.  PayPal is promoting the site through banner ads, email promotions and general PR.  You can find the site here.

ThisNext launches ThisWorld: the social shopping recommendations site, which lets you “shopcast” your favourite products and get ideas for yourself, launched ThisWorld.  The new launch overlays the product, username, location and site being observed onto a world map, which pops up randomly in semi-real-time.  It’s a nice visualization technique and reminds me of Twittervision.  Check it out here.

Zlio inks deal with Shopping.com: Zlio, the French shopping startup, lets you set up a shop and resell products, ultimately earning commissions.  A new deal with Shopping.com lets shop owners get CPC revenue from clickthroughs onto the Shopping.com parent site.  This marks a departure from the pure CPA model that the site previously offered.  Zlio launched in September 2006 and boasts 100,000 shops / 2.5MM monthly uniques. via e-consultancy

eTail ends; attendance reportedly light:
I couldn’t make it to eTail this year, but head over to Josh Greene’s blog to get the skinny on what went down in DC.