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Gilt Groupe Expands Internationally to 90 Countries

gilt city Gilt Groupe Expands Internationally to 90 Countries

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Gilt Groupe keep growing. We reported recently that the site is hiring one new staffer a day and that it acquired the daily deal site BuyWithMe. Today, news broke that Gilt is pushing into 90 new countries, offering flash sales and full price home decor items.

After its recent funding round of $138 million introduced Gilt to the billionaires club, there’s been persistent chatter about an IPO. International expansion may be key to expanding revenues before a push onto the public markets. 

As part of its recent push, Gilt also partnered with Google Offers, which will be sourcing some of its deals through Gilt City.

From the press release:

“Starting next month, Gilt.com members outside of the U.S. will have the ability to shop from their mobile devices through Gilt’s mobile website and applications.  The company plans to release its Gilt on the Go iPhone app, Gilt for iPad app, Gilt for Android app, and Gilt Mobile Web, to its international members in December.  Gilt.com is working with FiftyOne to enable international transactions, currency conversion, and international delivery. By integrating with the FiftyOne platform, Gilt.com is able to extend its e-commerce offering to a global audience while maintaining the innovative shopping experience Gilt.com’s U.S. members currently enjoy.”

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