500friends Joins Demandware LINK to Provide Comprehensive Social Loyalty Marketing Solution to Retailers

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Integration Will Enable Rapid, Low-Cost Implementation of Leading Social Loyalty Marketing Platform

“We’re excited to start introducing the 500friends LoyaltyPlus ™ marketing platform to Demandware retailers”

500friends, the pioneer of consumer loyalty marketing in the social media era today announced that it has joined Demandware LINK, a best-of-breed technology partner community committed to removing the hurdles that retailers face when integrating front-end ecommerce technologies into an enterprise-class commerce solution. As a member of Demandware LINK, 500friends will develop a pre-built and certified integration to the Demandware® Commerce platform, which will simplify the implementation process of LoyaltyPlus ™ its social loyalty marketing platform in a Demandware environment.

“With the availability of a pre-built integration to 500friends’ LoyaltyPlus platform, Demandware clients can now expand their ecommerce functionality by implementing a social loyalty marketing solution in a fraction of the time and cost normally required for such integrations,” said Jamus Driscoll, senior vice president of marketing at Demandware. “We are pleased to welcome 500friends to our LINK community.”

The LoyaltyPlus™ SaaS platform solves most consumer’s desire to be valued and rewarded not just for transactions, but for their advocacy which may include referring friends, writing reviews, sharing and recommending products, uploading content, and more.

“We’re excited to start introducing the LoyaltyPlus ™ platform to Demandware retailers,” commented 500friends CEO Justin Yoshimura. “By leveraging our platform, retailers can be up and running with the most sophisticated social loyalty solution which drives incremental sales, and increases customer satisfaction and loyalty.”

For online retailers, application integration can be as much as 50 percent of the overall cost and time of an ecommerce implementation. With the pre-built integration between 500Friends’ LoyaltyPlus platform and Demandware Commerce, the typical length of time required for implementation can be reduced which translates into measurable cost and time savings for retailers.

Demandware LINK integrations and accompanying documentation can be downloaded by Demandware clients and other members of the Link Partner Community at no cost through marketplace.demandware.com.

About Demandware
Demandware is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-commerce solutions that enable companies to easily design, implement and manage their own customized e-commerce sites, including websites, mobile applications and other digital storefronts. Customers use our highly scalable and integrated Demandware Commerce platform to more easily launch and manage multiple e-commerce sites, initiate marketing campaigns more quickly, and improve e-commerce traffic. For more information about Demandware, visit http://www.demandware.com, call 888-553-9216 or email info@demandware.com.

Demandware is a registered trademark of Demandware, Inc.

About 500friends, Inc.
500friends’ white label social loyalty platform enables leading e-commerce retailers to increase profits by tracking, rewarding, and recognizing behaviors that matter to their brand, which can range from referring a friend, uploading a product photo on their fan page, to frequent purchasing. The results are increased marketing performance metrics across the board: customer retention, customer acquisition, conversion rates, average order values, and even SERP. The company’s team includes e-commerce experts from Buy.com, eBillme, Richrelevance, Strongmail, Popularmedia, Digitas, IAC/InterActive Corp, Accertify and Webloyalty. Please visit http://www.500friends.com or email sales(at)500friends(dot)com.

LoyaltyPlus is a registered trademark of 500friends, Inc.

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