Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013 by Will Hagle
The products offered on Wamli range from goofy but desirable (a notebook with a mirror on it) to practical and useful (iPhone cases and dish sets). Many of the items on Wamli are unique, well-designed inventions, similar to Sharper Image or Brookstone but on a smaller, artsier scale. Think earbuds that double as pencils and water proof shower songbooks. If you want one of these items, simply indicate so by clicking the “want” button (who wouldn’t want a mirror in the shape of ray-bans?). Then, other users can see what you want and hopefully buy it for you as a gift. If that subtle hint doesn’t work out, you can always come back and buy it on your own.
The most attractive feature of Wamli is its social aspect. Your friends’ purchase history, wants, and other info is displayed on your feed, and you can interact with other users as if you’re in the store with them. The site even has its own currency — called Wamli Coins. These coins can be accumulated by inviting friends to join the site, purchasing items and engaging in the site in other ways. Once you’ve acquired some Wamli Coins, you can use them to directly make purchases on the site. Put simply, you’re rewarded with free things simply by using Wamli. All of your important Wamli account information — your amount of Wamli coins, your friends and your purchase history, etc. — are displayed on your dashboard. This feature truly personalizes the experience of shopping online. With all of its rewards, features and coins, Wamli is essentially a computer game where you’re rewarded for shopping for cool stuff. The best part? Everyone’s a winner.