NEW YORK, NY – May 20, 2013 – Gilt, www.gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned Gilt for Android v3.0 app. The upgrade allows Android users to easily access their favorite women's, men's, kids and home brands on Gilt every day with simplicity and speed, with a beautiful and seamless shopping experience from start to finish.
To celebrate the app launch, Gilt is also kicking off a series of Android-exclusive mobile sales on the new app from Tuesday, May 28th to Saturday, June 1st. Members can also enjoy free shipping on all orders placed on the new Android app from May 28th at 12pm EST to June 1st at 11:59pm EST.
Gilt for Android's new features include:
• All New Look & Feel: Every screen has been redesigned to reflect Gilt's latest aesthetic, with sale images increased 5X in size to showcase beautiful visuals plus smoother navigation, making shopping on Gilt even faster, easier and inspiring.
• Better Performance: Gilt for Android now loads faster than ever before – and runs more smoothly, too, thanks to a new Backbone JS / HTML 5 framework that supports multiple browsers with a sleek, native-like experience.
• New Checkout Function: Gilt for Android's new checkout function makes it easier – and faster – for members to complete their orders.
Gilt has seen tremendous success on mobile among its members each day, with more than 30% of overall revenue and half of the site's daily traffic coming from Gilt's existing apps and mobile site.
Gilt is also the only flash sale site that currently offers pre-shoppable mobile first looks and mobile exclusive sales on its apps for members to discover each day.
"We are thrilled to be introducing our newly redesigned Gilt for Android app to our members," says Yonatan Feldman, Vice President of Mobile, Gilt.com. "Mobile is a crucial part of our business and is growing each day, and we always keep that in mind as we develop new and exciting ways for our members to shop. With the latest version of the app, Android customers will be able to access our daily sales and mobile-exclusive features even faster than before – anytime, anywhere."
The Gilt for Android app is available for free at www.gilt.com/mobile/download.
Gilt, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
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