As the influence of social networks on purchase decisions grows, three technology innovators have collaborated to provide an elegantly simple solution to launch e-commerce platforms with Facebook social integrations. Combining PrestaShop, Beetailer and BitNami empowers merchants to integrate their existing stores with Facebook in minutes, significantly boosting their sales.
San Francisco. September 15, 2013. - By taking advantage of the comprehensive online shopping platform created through a joint effort by PrestaShop, Beetailer and BitNami, retailers can now drive increased sales via Facebook in minutes._
With 81% of shoppers confirming that their purchase decisions have been influenced by social media (http://www.go-gulf.com/blog/social-media-influence-businesses), online retailers have an incredible opportunity to grow their business by expanding their shopping experience to social networks like Facebook. With Beetailer, merchants can import their existing webstore to their Facebook page and create a bi-directional sync between the two that allows shopping carts to be filled on Facebook, and Facebook likes to increment on their website.
Within weeks of launching, Beetailer customers have reported that their Facebook stores have added up to 20% in incremental sales to their business.
In order to benefit from Beetailer's Facebook integration, retailers must have an online store. This is what Prestashop provides: a free e-commerce solution which powers over 150,000 online stores around the world. PrestaShop supports global secure payment gateways such as PayPal Payments Pro, Authorize.net, Skrill, and First Data while offering seamless marketplace integration for Amazon, eBay and Facebook.
PrestaShop has been recognized as the world's best free e-commerce software by industry leaders, winning multiple Open Source Awards for Best E-commerce Application.
To make launching a social-enabled shopping platform even easier, BitNami has developed a free, one-click installer for PrestaShop that can get webstores up-and-running in minutes. When a user deploys PrestaShop with BitNami, they also get Beetailer's integration with PrestaShop out-of-the-box.
BitNami lets users deploy their PrestaShop e-commerce platform on their own servers, in popular clouds like those from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, or with BitNami Cloud Hosting. When a PrestaShop server is launched using the BitNami Cloud Hosting Service, it is automatically monitored and backed up and can be scaled up or down as needed.
By combining the robust e-commerce features of PrestaShop with the social amplification of Beetailer and the ease of deployment offered by BitNami, retailers can launch a social-enabled shopping experience that drives increased sales and social activity in minutes! Access the Beetailer-enabled PrestaShop stack at http://bitnami.com/stack/prestashop
"Social commerce is a fantastic channel for retailers to engage with their existing and potential customer base, enabling users to discover, share and ultimately purchase their products. Combining BitNami Cloud Hosting, PrestaShop and Beetailer provides merchants with the platform they need to leverage the most popular social network to drive sales to their online stores," said Laura Valverde, CEO of Beetailer.
"Our goal with BitNami has been to help developers and end-users deploy their favorite open source applications quickly, easily and wherever they like. PrestaShop won a recent contest in which the BitNami community voted it the #1 app they wanted to see in our library. We’re excited to package PrestaShop with Beetailer to help businesses thrive via their own web store and Facebook," said Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, CEO of BitNami
PrestaShop is the most reliable and flexible Open-source e-commerce software. Since 2007, PrestaShop has revolutionized the industry by providing features that engage shoppers and increase online sales. The PrestaTeam consists of over 70 passionate individuals and more than 500,000 community members dedicated to innovative technology. To learn more about PrestaShop at http://www.prestashop.com
Beetailer is a Social Commerce platform that helps retailers bring their online store into Facebook and gives them tools for promoting the storefront and detailed analytics about how well it is doing. Beetailer has tens of thousands of stores reaching more than 100 millions fans and supports the leading ecommerce platforms. Learn more about Beetailer at http://beetailer.com
BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. With BitNami Cloud Hosting, solution providers and businesses of all sizes can deploy and manage business applications such as JasperServer, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal and many more. To learn more, visit: http://www.bitnami.com/cloud
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