Social commerce, which is what sCommerce is all about, is the integration of social media and interactions with commercial enterprise (sales, marketing, etc). It works best when done in a way that helps both sides come together in a mutually beneficial way.
SoftCity is a marketplace that accomplishes that goal well. It’s a social commerce site focusing on software and bringing together software experts with new users looking to find (or learn) the right tool for the job.
The site mixes expert advice, how-to articles, a rewards system for participation, and deeply discounted software.
Using the site is easy. If you’re looking for a particular type of software or even title, you can search directly for it or visit channels for specific genres. Platform-specific listings are also given for Linux, Mac, and Windows distros.
When you find what you’re looking for, whether you’re an expert or just looking to find a great price on a specific app or suite, you can ask questions, leave comments, read through other people’s questions, etc. The more you interact in a meaningful way with others on SoftCity, the more rewards you earn.
The rewards are given in SoftDollars, which can be used to discount or purchase software, upgrades, or pay someone to professionally help you get something specific done with a piece of software.
Overall, the system is very well made, easy to use, and highly useful. So if you’re looking for desktop or mobile apps or software, give SoftCity a shot and see how it works for you. It’s free to join and participate and you might find exactly what you’re looking for.