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Tribesports adds sports equipment section to top nav - search 1 million products from 170 retailers


Posted by Steve R on 1 September 2011 at 7:18 AM

We've had the equipment section a little bit hidden till now, but now we've added it to the top nav so it's easier to access.  A lot of users are having great fun, building out their sports profiles with the equipment that they own and the equipment that they want.  We'll be using that data to help those users as we build our recommendation engine. We currently have over 1 million products from over 170 retailers in the UK - numbers that are growing all the time.  If you find a product that you're interested in - you can click through and buy it, or browse the retailer site for more. In October, we will also have US products in the database.

One of the many goals that we're trying to achieve with Tribesports is connecting sports people to great sports equipment - great because we match and help users find equipment relevant to them - based on their social graph on Tribesports, and based on their sports, ability level, achievements, and the challenges that they are currently taking.  Which pair of boots have been used the most to climb Kili? Which bike brand do beginner triathletes like you use? Which trainers have covered the most marathon miles? Which football are most people playing with this season?  All these questions and more we hope to answer as we build out our equipment offering and integration.

We've got huge plans to make the equipment section super useful to our users - those registered on the site, and to other people looking for sports equipment.  It's one of the reasons we first started the business - searching and finding sports equipment was horrible on Google - nonsense often showed up, and there was no curation of relevant equipment to your level and interests within each sport you play.  Tribesports plans to change that!