SEATTLE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppost launched today as the first in-stream e-commerce app for online retailers to sell to their customers, friends and followers on popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. Patent-pending Shoppost is a free, easy-to-use app that gathers your product information and pulls it into an interactive post that you can share to your social channels in just a few simple clicks. Shoppost is currently available for free to Bigcommerce and Shopify sellers today, with additional e-commerce platform support rolling out in the near future.
According to industry expert Gartner Research, global social commerce sales are expected to climb to $30 billion in 2015, with U.S. sales forecasted at $14 billion by 2015. With 1.28 billion monthly active Facebook users as of March 31, 2014, the social commerce-sphere is poised to explode.
With Shoppost, online retailers can:
-- Easily gather product information and pull it into a window that posts to social networks and becomes a natural part of your followers' social experience - all with just a few clicks. -- Provide fans and followers a fast, easy and seamless way to view, buy and share products with their social networks, whether on desktop or mobile. -- Enhance current social strategy with analytics that will help measure progress, guide decision-making and help sell smarter. -- Get all of this and more for free, with no commitment.
"Social networking has fundamentally changed the way we communicate and interact personally and professionally. It's also opening up new doors for online retailers, making it easier to sell directly to a target audience on the social sites we know they are spending time on," said David Robb, CEO of Shoppost. "Shoppost was designed with this modern buyer in mind. Drawing on our combined knowledge of the e-commerce and social network space, we've created a unique solution that makes it easier for consumers to discover new products, and in turn, for online retailers to quickly and easily discover new revenue opportunities."
For established online retailers, the Shoppost app pulls all relevant product information, including images and videos, into a sharable post. Once posted, fans and followers can browse product details and extend reach by sharing the post on their social networks - all without leaving the social environment. When buyers are ready to checkout, they'll be taken back to the sellers' original e-commerce site for a secure transaction. Shoppost also provides key analytics that track each time a post is viewed, liked and shared.
Shoppost is also optimized for mobile devices, allowing buyers and sellers a seamless interactive experience from wherever they are. For more information about how Shoppost can change the way retailers sell online, please visit:
Shoppost is a free, easy-to-use app that gathers your product information and pulls it into an interactive post that you can share to your social channels in just a few simple clicks. Shoppost is created by Zantler, a Seattle-based software company focused on revolutionizing the way online retailers of all sizes engage with consumers. Zantler headquarters are based in Seattle, with offices in Charlotte and India.