It has been an insane year for Amber Venz Box. In the course of 12 months, her online-shopping app, LIKEtoKNOW.it (owned by her Dallas-based company rewardStyle) has drummed up more traffic than Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter did in the same length of time.
“If you look at how long it took those platforms to reach 1 million users, we did it faster than all of them,” says Box, who began her career as a WordPress fashion blogger in 2010 and launched rewardStyle in 2011. She has since become a disrupter in the rapidly-changing retail landscape.
“You can be a creator just by the phone that you have in your hand. You have the platform to distribute your content now.”
At last year’s SXSW Interactive, the Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur announced that rewardStyle was launching the LIKEtoKNOW.it app for online shopping. The app helps shoppers easily purchase products that catch their eye on social media. Just take a screenshot of the item, and you receive a push notification within seconds with information about the product and where to buy it.