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[August 12, 2014]

Soldsie Integrates with Magento to Unlock Social Shopping Capabilities for Big Brands

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) San Francisco (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Soldsie, the world's first social shopping service, today announced that Magento customers can now take advantage of social shopping for the first time. Effective immediately, Soldsie's Enterprise Edition extension for Magento is now available for free download in Magento Connect, the Magento extensions marketplace, which integrates with retailers using Magento Community and Magento Enterprise.


To get started, brands simply need to integrate with Soldsie by signing up on the Soldsie website and installing the Soldsie Magento extension. As a technology partner, Soldsie helps brands take advantage of the organic viral coefficient and the purchase urgency that social commerce creates. Brands of all sizes have successfully leveraged Soldsie to drive millions of dollars in new net sales revenue.

"Magento is a fantastic e-commerce platform that is uniquely suited to the needs of big brands and enterprises. At Soldsie, we are developing similar tools specifically designed to enhance and customize the social shopping experience. Together, we're excited today to extend social shopping functionality to brands and enterprises for the first time," said Chris Bennett, co-founder, Soldsie. "Social shopping is the future of e-commerce. Amazon showed us that in early May. Brands needs to be everywhere their fans and followers are, and they need to be properly equipped to create amazing social shopping experiences. Soldsie is paving the way for brands to easily activate their social communities by enabling social commerce with the turn of a key." The Soldsie social shopping experience begins when a brand or retailer posts a product photo along with its price and the available quantity on Facebook or Instagram. Shoppers then comment with the word "sold" and can continue browsing their news feed uninterrupted. When shoppers are ready to check out, their desired item will be in their shopping cart ready for purchase. In the meantime, the brand's post continues to build momentum, reaching a broader audience, and increasing the potential for new sales.

Smocked Auctions, a modern online retailer of designer baby and children's clothing, has driven over $1.5 million in net new sales through comment selling since they began using Soldsie late last year. After using Soldsie to streamline their Instagram selling, Smocked Auctions participated in an early pilot of the new Magento extension. Read more about Smocked Auctions and other case studies here: http://new.soldsie.com/case-studies/.

"Comment selling has been an extremely successful sales channel for us since we opened our doors, and Soldsie has made it easier and more effective than ever," said Nicole Brewer, co-founder of Smocked Auctions. "The Soldsie interface allows us to maintain a very personal touch, and the Magento integration means our customers can shop across multiple channels while checking out in just one place. That singular user experience was vital to us and made Soldsie the perfect partner. Now our customer feels like they've never left Smocked Auctions from start to finish." Reducing clicks lifts results. Social proof creates urgency. Soldsie has a 70% completion rate, compared to 30% for traditional shopping carts.

Get started with Soldsie today at http://www.soldsie.com.

About Soldsie: Soldsie is the world's first social shopping service. We use Facebook and Instagram to help the world's most effective online retailers sell more right now.

Thousands of businesses use Soldsie every day to sell millions of dollars of merchandise. Social networks are your most promising sales channel. Isn't it time you took them seriously? Soldsie is a team of passionate technologists and retail mavens headquartered in San Francisco, California. To find out more about Soldsie visit http://www.soldsie.com.

About Smocked Auctions Founded in 2010 by Dallas moms Amy Lee Laws and Nicole Metzger Brewer, Smocked Auctions designs, manufactures and sells a wide variety of stylish and affordable Southern clothing and accessories for children ages three months through six years old, including dresses, rompers, bubbles, pant and short sets, jon jons and big brother polos, along with other surprise sales. Products are available for purchase three times a week through fixed-price Facebook auctions at Facebook.com/smockedauctions, through daily Instagram sales and online anytime at http://www.smockedauctions.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12086294.htm (c) 2014 PRWEB.COM Newswire

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