I am glad April is finally over. What a crazy month!! Needless to say, I hadn’t had much time to review more Polyvore alternative sites.
Yesterday, I posted one of my old Polyvore sets on Instagram and Fashmates suggested that I should submit this set to their current contest. Today, I decided to give this platform a try. Well, the website wouldn’t load. After the third try, I finally got in.
I signed up with my email address and a password. I was supposed to receive a verification email but it still hasn’t arrived in my inbox. It’s been almost 2 hours. Maybe I will receive it when I complete this blog post?
Let’s take a quick glance at settings.
Member can earn points, sell and buy products. As aforementioned, they offer a rewards program. Please see “Payout Settings” below.
You certainly don’t have to provide such information if you do not care about commission or selling products. For detailed information on buying, selling, shipping and returns, please visit: https://www.fashmates.com/page/terms
This is what “My Page” looks like. I automatically follow 4 members after signing up, one of which is @Fashmates.
Create a Set
To create a set, click on “Create”.
This area kind of reminds of Polyvore. But it’s no Polyvore. This page freezes A LOT.
I clicked on “Tops” under ” Browses” and this is what I got. Can’t see any items.
I can only see the photo of the item when I move the cursor to it. See screenshot below. Wow, the first item is from Ssense. Face palm!
I then clicked on “Shoes” and this is what showed up. NOTHING! Maybe I just don’t know how to use this platform???
I think my review should just stop here. My user experience so far speaks for itself.
Btw, I even asked Fashmates to re-send the verification email. I think it got lost in the cyberspace.
I Wonder If there is a company that could buy the polyvore app as IT was and we use. ssense is not interested so Why cant they keep the side AS IT was. It would be a goodwill for Them. Now everyone is angry with them. No good for enyone.
We don’t really know what exactly Ssense bought and who owns the Polyvore platform. It seems they bought Polyvore’s database and benefited from website traffic generated by ex-Polyvore users. Ssense is an E-commerce business, not a tech company. They don’t have nor do they want to invest in the human resources to maintain Polyvore’s platform. It doesn’t fit their business model. ChicVore is in the process of creating something similar to Polyvore. I don’t know how long it would take. Last time I checked, they are in the beta testing phase.