StackCommerce Acquires the Fascination
StackCommerce, providers of a commerce and content platform for digital publishers, has acquired The Fascination, a discovery and commerce marketplace for direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The move follows last year's acquisition of BrandCycle, an affiliate marketing and influencer network. It adds unique, premium DTC companies to StackCommerce's shops and affiliate offerings for publishers.
The Fascination currently features around 200 companies, which are personally tested and curated, on its site.
With the addition of The Fascination, publisher and brand partners at StackCommerce can now opt in to new CPC and whitelisting opportunities and gain an increased ability to produce in-depth product reviews based on extensive testing. Built on Shopify tech, the marketplace enables Stack to integrate more seamlessly with sellers on the platform.
The marketplace lets shoppers search by values that matter to them, like sustainability, diversity, and more.
"I'm so proud of the team at The Fascination who, in just over a year, have created one of the most important places for discerning shoppers to discover and buy the most talked-about new culture-defining brands," said David Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of The Fascination, in a statement. "StackCommerce gives us the kind of exposure to consumers that it would have taken us years to build."
"The Fascination has built out a well-curated collection of quality-proven DTC brands and premium content that will now be accessible to all of Stack's publisher partners, bringing us another step closer to being the go-to commerce solution for anyone with an engaged audience," said Karl House, president of StackCommerce, in a statement. "We're really excited about the product discovery, SEO expertise, impeccable design, and trendsetting energy the team brings to the table and can't wait to see how consumers respond to these new brands."