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SAMY Mobile Network a Big Buy with Mobile Shoppers

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December 10, 2012

SAMY Mobile Network a Big Buy with Mobile Shoppers

By Steve Anderson
Contributing TMCnet Writer

Mobile shopping is rapidly gaining ground as more and more users turn to their mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, to keep themselves out of stores and in places much more convenient from which to shop. For MobileBits Corporation, the company behind the SAMY mobile mall, growth in the market is very much on the rise for them, as they've recently counted shopper number two million to come through their metaphorical doors.

MobileBits Corporation's SAMY has seen some serious growth since its inception, offering over 35,000 merchants to its credit and fully 100 different brands, ensuring that just about anything can be had over the SAMY network at virtually any time. SAMY's brands represent all manner of fields, from restaurants to service providers to even more standard retailers, and offer those shopping options up to a field now measuring over two million shoppers strong.

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Even better, SAMY is a multinational operation, operating in--of course--the United States, but also in both Canada and Switzerland, opening up further possibilities for both goods and customers in other countries. Continued expansion along both lines is also expected in the emerging future, especially considering the growth track the company saw. SAMY took 14 months from launch to get its first million customers. The second million took just six months more.

With positive comments coming in from all over, from McDonald's Switzerland ("SAMY has been a real asset for maintaining our relationships with our customers when they're away from the store.") to Canada's Global Pet Foods ("SAMY is providing us a complete turnkey mobile marketing strategy that is easy to deploy and simple to maintain."), the appeal of SAMY is hard to deny. With mobile shopping taking on a growing prominence worldwide, having a robust place for shoppers to go and get the goods and services of their choice is of particular importance.

Like the "Field of Dreams" quote says, "If you build it, (they) will come." Mobile shopping's elevated prominence can't be lost on MobileBits Corporation, and as such, the massive and growing SAMY system was put in place. Naturally, they'll have plenty of competitors--Amazon is never a force to count out, and eBay (News - Alert) recently showed its own chops by sponsoring a spa event in which users got a chance to enjoy some pampering while they did their shopping, and all on Black Friday (News - Alert).

SAMY has every bit of potential to join the mobile shopping pantheon, and maybe even offer up some deals not available just anywhere. The market will be hotly contested, of course, but the end result will likely be a welcome one for both mobile shoppers and MobileBits itself.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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