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Venpop offers retailers the best way to reward loyal fans and follower…
Seattle, WA, August 11, 2011 – Traditionally brands have turned to deal platforms such as Groupon, RueLaLa, and Gilt to gain customers. The large audiences of these deal platforms appeal to retailers and in the immediate does result in sales. However, the sales are often at a loss for the retailer and they rarely, if ever, result in loyal customers. A recent study from Rice University explains, “That out of 150 Groupon customers, 33% lost revenue on the deal and another 66% barely broke even.” To gain loyal fans, brands should forgo offering deals that only appeal to deal-hunters and instead look to reward their repeat customers. Venpop’s social group deal platform allows retailers to share exclusive deals with those who deserve it most; their loyal customers.
Venpop, unlike traditional deal platforms, lets retailers offer their fans and followers what their fans and followers want most; exclusive offers from the brand they are loyal to. Offers can be both flash-sale goods and/or coupons for in-store or online purchases. Venpop combines this with the ability to target specific offers by location, categories, and times of the day or week. Such deals are available only to current customers, fans, and followers of the brand. Retailers can further incentivize their fans by offering customer referral bonuses and by making it easy for fans and followers to share brand deals on social networks.
“We believe there are many different ways to reward and engage your loyal fan base that goes beyond the traditional discount coupon. We designed a platform that would enable a variety of scenarios from an exclusive pre-sale of a new collection to a two-hour deal for an in-store special. It’s all about enabling our retail customers to engage and reward their customers.” Says, Max Ciccotosto, CEO of Venpop.
The Venpop Social group offering is available now to Venpop customers. Current retailers using the social group deal application include designer Amanda Pearl, novelty gift supplier Karma Kiss, and eco-friendly retailer Green Feet.
Venpop is the leading social commerce platform that easily and effectively enables retailers to market their products on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Venpop combines this with the ability to target specific offers by location, category, and time of day. Advanced analytics provide insights on how and where customers are engaging with the retailer’s products, allowing for valuable, instant feedback. The Venpop’s social deal offering is part of the Venpop Social Commerce platform, which quite simply lets retailers leverage social media marketing in one easy, effective, and affordable solution.
GreenGlamGo.com: Green and Sustainable Fashion Mobile App Launches First Green Mall on Facebook with Venpop.com
San Francisco Earth Day Contest and Event to Celebrate Launch with Hotel Vitale and Monroe SF
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – GreenGlamGo and Venpop.com announce the worldwide launch of the GreenGlamGo.com Facebook Mall. GreenGlamGo powered by Nokia, is a mobile site, smart phone application, social platform and community aggregating the most creative, under the radar, green, handmade, sustainable designers and retailers, bringing them to a wider audience with curated offerings, engaging content, and the ability for eco-fashionistas to shop ethically and stylishly, now on Facebook.
“We wanted to create a mobile application that offers fun, green, glamorous fashion quickly and easily—fashion that feels as good as it looks. We have more reach than ever on our new Facebook Mall,” says Clarissa Nicosia, co-founder, GreenGlamGo.
“Green is great, but many etailers and designers can’t get there right away. GreenGlamGo includes more levels of ‘getting to green’ with sustainable, handmade designers and etailers. Facebook will offer a wider platform to better promote our etailers, designers and brands. Venpop.com made it a reality,” says Carolyn Gerin, co-founder, GreenGlamGo.
“Green and sustainable fashion needs to be seen to be worn. We have made it our business to create online retail solutions to help these brands get exposure, so everyone wins,” Max Ciccotosto, CEO Wishpot.com, Venpop.com
GreenGlamGo Earth Day Contest
Venpop.com and Greenglamgo.com joined up to get gorgeous, green, and first to market by Earth Day with the first green Facebook Mall in history. To memorialize the moment, they decided to run a GreenGlamGo Earth Day Contest where one lucky couple could win an Earth Day weekend in SF! The Process: Log into Facebook, “like” GreenGlamGo’s Fan Page and offer up a top tip for living green. The best tip wins a 2-night stay at the naturally glamorous Partnering with the naturally glamorous Hotel Vitale, SF’s only luxury waterfront hotel, and dinner for two at sexy Supper Club SF, gifts from Chronicle Books, Oxley Gin, and Sugar Beach Luxury Body Care. The weekend begins with the GreenGlamGo App and FB Mall Launch Party at the sexy, sustainable Monroe SF. Sponsors include: Oxley Gin, Nokia, Korbel Organic Brut (a California Champagne), Chronicle Books, Monroe SF, Hotel Vitale, Supper Club SF, and Wishpot.com. Getting GreenGlamGo to San Francisco is as easy as clicking the LIKE button on the Contest page, and entering to win. The culmination of this effort will be seen at the GreenGlamGo App and FB Mall Launch Party at the sustainable and sexy Monroe SF Lounge in North Beach. Contest Rules Here.
GreenGlamGo App Mission
• A mobile shopping app that’s also an educational tool: Helping consumers shop with intention, vote with their dollars, cut through the clutter and organize resources. Bringing the best in green and sustainable fashion design in one app, and now on Facebook.
• A mobile shopping app that opens the playing field: Offering the hippest, green, and sustainable designers/brands that may be too undercapitalized to elbow their way into the global retail space, but are no less relevant. This free app is available in the Ovi store, and Runs on Symbian^3 devices on Flash Lite 4.0 in Web Runtime (WRT) on the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7.
GreenGlamGo Mall Features
• GreenGlamGo is the first green fashion mobile application and Facebook Mall, offering users instant access to the latest curated eco-fashion, beauty, bridal, handmade, and vintage.
• Users can browse ephemeral, curated items by our eco-industry experts, and then click a link to the site to purchase.
• Users can easily share likes and purchases via Facebook and Twitter, connecting their friends and social communities.
GreenGlamGo Mall Mission
To create a community around eco-fashion, designers and etailers which aggregates relevant content around real-time news in the space of green and sustainable fashion, spurring innovation in the global retail industry. To support and promote underground green and sustainable designers and give them a platform for sales and marketing. To create change in the way mainstream retail is conducted and in how eco, green and sustainable designers/etailers engage and are permitted to engage in this pursuit.
Carolyn Gerin is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Top 100 Bridal Blog Antibride.com, creator of the bestselling 3-book Anti-Bride series published by Chronicle Books, and the first bridal blog to hit the iTunes Store: the Anti-Bride iPhone App. She also serves as Senior Editor of Destination I Do Magazine. Clarissa Nicosia, a fashion industry veteran with over 2000 fashion runway shows and trend presentations under her belt, has brought emerging eco designers and brands in beauty, kidswear, menswear, juniors, RTW, and couture to US consumers. She’s worked with Project Runway designers, Michael Kors, Valentino, Global Green USA, and served as a regional fashion coordinator at Nordstrom. In 2009, in a noisy San Francisco noodle shop, they noodled over how to marry Clarissa’s background in traditional retail and eco fashion with Carolyn’s agency background in art direction, publishing, product development, and technology. On a cocktail napkin, GreenGlamGo was born. They brought their concept to developers Luxus SF, applied for Nokia’s Open Screen Project Fund, and the rest is history. GreenGlamGo is a mobile site, smart phone application, and social platform that aggregates the most creative, under the radar, green, handmade, sustainable designers and retailers, bringing them to a wider audience with curated offerings, engaging content, and the ability for eco-fashionistas to shop ethically and stylishly.
@Greenglamgo – Green, Glam, Sustainable, Attainable: Fashion to Go!
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Venpop provides technology and services to help retailers and publishers merchandise their products on social networks. http://venpop.com/