We designed Shoptopia to meet the needs of shoppers and to connect them directly with brands, retailers and products available to them at their local shopping center
Simi Valley, CA (Vocus) October 15, 2009 –
The national social shopping network Shoptopia debuts at Simi Valley Town Center in Simi Valley on October 17 during a Fall Fashion Show event hosted at the mall. This occasion at Simi Valley marks the most recent appearance of Shoptopia at a California shopping center. Shoptopia is a national social shopping networking website created by Mallfinder Network to connect shoppers of these centers with others who share their passion for shopping, as well as retailers and other community groups. Designed for people who think shopping with friends makes a trip to the mall even better, Shoptopia is an online experience where shoppers exchange insights, receive special offers and deals from retailers, and plan their trip to the shopping center.
“We designed Shoptopia to meet the needs of shoppers and to connect them directly with brands, retailers and products available to them at their local shopping center,” said John Dee, president of Mallfinder Network.
Shoptopia bridges the gap between online and traditional retail shopping, allowing members to enjoy the benefits of online shopping while reconnecting them with the enjoyment of an in-store shopping experience. Shoptopia members share insights, product reviews and their passion for shopping across a community of fellow shoppers, while receiving special discounts and incentives that can be redeemed at the retailers of their local shopping center.
“Shoptopia helps us build relationships with shoppers and gives us the opportunity to provide them with information about retailers and promotions that are specifically relevant to them,” said Leticia Wilson, marketing director, Simi Valley Town Center.
In celebration of Shoptopia’s launch, the center plans to give a free $10 gift card, while supplies last, to the first 200 Shoptopia members who bring their printed Shoptopia profile page to Guest Services on October 17. All members will be entered into an individual drawing for a $250 shopping spree, just for signing up for a free membership now through November 15, 2009. In addition, Shoptopia will award special prize giveaways to shoppers on the day of their launch via a special text message mobile campaign.
Simi Valley Town Center will showcase the latest fashion trends for fall during their Fall Fashion Show featuring retailers from Simi Valley Town Center. The Fall Fashion Show will take place at Simi Valley Town Center’s Center Court on October 17 at 1pm.
Joining Shoptopia is easy and free. Users sign up to create a profile and personalize their shopping preferences. They collect and organize favorite products with Shoptopia Lists, seek the opinions of like-minded shoppers and share a shopping experience with family and friends in the Talk section. Shoppers converse across all major retail categories including, Women’s Fashion, Men’s Fashion, Kids, Gadgets, Health & Beauty, and Eco-Green.
Once members create a profile that identifies their preferences, they enjoy exclusive perks and deals from Shoptopia and their shopping center. Retailers build relationships with shoppers who frequent their stores and provide them with relevant product information and promotions.
Shoptopia has launched at South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach, CA, The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, Denver, CO, The Orchard Town Center, Westminster, CO, Southlands, Aurora, Co, Antelope Valley Mall, Palmdale, CA; Boulevard Mall, Amherst, NY; The Promenade Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook, IL; The Mall at Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston Town Center, Charleston, WV; The Mall at Stonecrest, Lithonia, GA; Promenade Temecula, Temecula, CA; Galleria at Sunset, Henderson, NV; and Short Pump Town Center, Richmond VA. Shoptopia will also launch at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Saturday, October 17. Following the launch at Simi Valley Town Center and Victoria Gardens, Shoptopia will continue to launch at centers nationwide through the end of the year.
About Shoptopia and Mallfinder Network
Shoptopia is an online shopping experience where members can share their love for their favorite brands, discover new products, seek shopping advice from a community of friends, family and peers, and receive exclusive benefits from local shopping centers. Shoptopia is the creation of Mallfinder Network, the leading developer and provider of integrated marketing services for the shopping center industry. Mallfinder represents over 260 shopping centers nationwide, connecting millions of shoppers with brands, retailers and sponsors. Privately held and based in Denver, Mallfinder has serviced leading companies in the retail industry with interactive marketing services since 1997. For more information on Mallfinder Network, please visit http://www.mallfinder.com. Experience Shoptopia at http://www.shoptopia.com
About Simi Valley Town Center
Simi Valley Town Center is a 600,000-square-foot open-air shopping, dining and entertainment regional center. Located north of Highway 118, between First Street and Erringer Road, the center features premier tenants such as Anthropologie, Brighton Collectibles, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Urban Outfitters, White House | Black Market and more than 100 additional retailers and eateries. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Restaurant, holiday and department store hours may vary. Simi Valley Town Center is owned and managed by Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) national real estate company. For more information visit http://www.simivalleytc.com.