Weak Retailing Environment Fuels growth for Shopster e-Commerce - Social Networking for your Products



    CALGARY, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Launched in July 2009, Shopster's new Merchant
Network is experiencing an explosion of online sellers joining its ranks. In
the first 2 months since inception, the Merchant Network has attracted over
8,000 new users, and Shopster projects that it will host over 20,000 merchants
by year end.
    The Merchant Network is free to join and lets small businesses make money
online. Shopster members sell products from other merchants or list their own
products to be sold by Network merchants online. Shopster is the first
e-Commerce solution to come with a sales force for its customers' products,
and with instant inventory for businesses to sell.
    "We are thrilled that our Merchant Network is growing so quickly. After
12 consecutive months of declining sales across the retailing industry,
retailers who want to stay in business aren't just looking to cut costs; they
need a whole new way of doing business - that's what is driving them to
Shopster," says Sarath Samarasekera, CEO and co-founder of Shopster.com "The
Merchant Network allows merchants to collectively build their businesses
bigger, faster. When surveyed, 86% of our customers said that they would refer
friends and colleagues to join Shopster's Network, which is very exciting."
    Merchants and suppliers are encouraged to sign up at
http://www.shopster.com at no charge.

    About Shopster.com: Social Networking for Products

    Founded in 2004, Shopster.com is an official eBay Solutions Partner that
offers a suite of e-Commerce solutions for small to medium sized business.
Thousands of online merchants from around the world rely on Shopster as it
simplifies the complexities of online retail, allowing merchants to manage
their store, transactions, and supply chain relationships in one easy to use
place. Joining the Network is free, so merchants can focus on growth and
relationships, not on costs.





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svadori@shopster.com

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