Once my favorite social networking site, Multiply is going through a major overhaul by getting rid of the social aspect and going 100% e-commerce. (Make sure you export your old content before the big switch!) Not only have they recognized the potential of their system as a platform for buying and selling, but they are doing everything they can to adapt their site to the function their users desire it to be.
To celebrate and promote the platform and to recognize the ingenuity of the people who organically saw the e-commerce potential of their site, Multiply is once again challenging its user with the Origination Awards! The Origination Awards is the search for the most original product from any Multiply Trusted Store (the ones with a ‘T’ beside their display picture).
The contest has three categories:
- Most Original Fashion-Forward Idea - for items that can be worn or used on the body, basically for everything vanity/kakikayan. This is probably the category under which my readers are most likely to nominate a product.
- Most Original Gourmand Idea – for food and drinks. If you buy from multiply home bakers and cooks, this is the time to let them shine.
- Most Original Mommy Management Idea - for anything “mom”, from taking care of the baby to tools for the kitchen and prettifying the home. IMO this is a pretty broad category.
Nominate your favorite product now! Deadline is on November 18, 2012.
Despite all the hours I waste window-shopping at Multiply, I can’t quite think of a product to nominate on the top of my mind. I regularly search for products which may fall under Most Original Fashion Forward category, however most of the products I encounter are pre-order products made in Bangkok, China or Korea. I don’t buy food on Multiply since there are a lot of amazing food establishments and shops in my area. I’m not a mom so I don’t search for mommy-related items. And even if I find something I could possibly nominate, the seller unfortunately don’t have the Trusted badge.
Therefore I decided to post this, just in case my readers have an idea as to what to nominate. Perhaps I’m looking in all the wrong places. EDIT: Helga posted some suggestions on her blog!
Watch out for the announcement of finalists on December 1, 2012 and vote for your favorites! I’m curious to see all the original products netizens manage to discover. Winners will take home a business package worth Php200,000