Thanks for clicking, now gimme your email
Mumgo is a new Australian site that knows what it wants: your email address. You can’t enter the site until you hand over your details.
When I read this story, Revealed: Why Catch of the Day snapped up a four-week-old website and launched new lifestyle site Mumgo, I decided to visit Mumgo:
“Catch of the Day transformed newly launched ecommerce site Ladybub, founded by husband and wife team and former investment bankers Dan and Elise Gold, into Mumgo.
The Golds are heading up the Mumgo site and received a stake in the business.”
My mummy days are long behind me, so I clicked on the Suppliers page to learn a little more. Mumgo is keen for suppliers to sign up:
Why feature on Mumgo?
We connect you to a very large online shopping community of Aussie mums
Our campaigns are first-class in their presentation and focus on the educational aspects of your brand, story and products
We help you move stock quickly
We order large volumes
We pay immediately (no trading terms are required)
Obviously, they’re working on that “very large online shopping community of Aussie mums” thing by demanding that anyone arriving at the site hand over their email address first.
No, I don’t object. It’s a good idea for a shopping-bargains site. I’m just surprised — shocked, even. Well done, Mumgo. It’s exactly what the site should be doing, that’s why I’m surprised. :-)