Cybasumo.com Launches E-Commerce Solution Created Specifically for Artists on Social Networks

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CybaSumo (http://www.cybasumo.com) is an ecommerce solution for independent artists and other creative types who use social networks. They can create their own storefronts quickly, easily, and affordably. Sellers can also take their stores with them to where their friends and fans are: social networks. Using the rich CybaSumo portable store widget, they can embed it into their MySpace, Facebook, or other social networking profiles, as well as their blogs and Web sites.

CybaSumo.com today officially launched the first ecommerce solution for artists and other creators on social networks. Makers of photography, video, music, digital art, eBooks, and fashion can easily market and sell a wide variety products right on Facebook, MySpace, WordPress blogs and any HTML website.

Founded by Web entrepreneurs Dag Gogue and Francis Davidson, CybaSumo gives sellers a storefront and a portable widget they can take with them to their social networks so they can earn money from various types of creative and artistic products.

"CybaSumo gives social networkers a powerful new way to translate their online reputations and Internet contacts into a viable business model," said Dag Gogue, co-founder of CybaSumo. "We are creating a new marketplace for a new generation of artists and other creators -- a generation fed up with the hassles and fees of sites such as eBay that don't address their unique needs."

At http://www.cybasumo.com, sellers can sign up for their own personalized storefront. Anyone visiting CybaSumo.com can browse the hundreds of stores in different categories. CybaSumo takes the concept one step further with the 'portable store' -- a Flash widget sellers can embed into their social network pages. The seller's contacts can then click on the widget and have immediate access to the owner's unique storefront without leaving the social networking site.

"CybaSumo is suited for digital and tangible creations," said Francis Davidson, CybaSumo's other co-founder. "Purchasers can download digital goods right away, or order tangible items for shipping. Sellers can list fashion items, and more goods are coming, such as t-shirts, caps, mugs. The possibilities are endless."

Browsing, previews, and the shopping cart are handled within the widget, so the prospective shopper does not need to leave the widget until it's time to check out. CybaSumo has been designed to be very easy to use and customize, unlike other complicated store management and catalog systems. The site handles everything from catalog management, previews, software updates, billing, to digital order fulfillment -- leaving sellers to focus on creating new works.

"Social networks are one of the most powerful tools on the Internet, and creative individuals need tools to leverage social networks' massive influence," Davidson said. "It can be hard to stand out, but we're here to help make business sense of it all in a profitable way - for sellers and for us."

About CybaSumo
CybaSumo.com is a site for artists and other creatives to sell their work where their friends and fans congregate - social networks. Formed by combining the Latin words cyba for "merchant" and sumo for "to buy," CybaSumo gives users an easy-to-use, cost-effective method to profit from Facebook, MySpace, blogs and any Web site.

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