San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011
BitNami and Beetailer have partnered to bring social commerce to the cloud! It may sound like ‘buzzword bingo’, but combining BitNami, Magento and Beetailer enables merchants to integrate existing online stores with Facebook in minutes, boosting their sales by as much as 20%.
Social Commerce, Cloud, Open Source, a Y-Combinator company... It may sound like ‘buzzword bingo’, but this announcement from BitNami and Beetailer really does have it all! Social commerce is hot, really hot. Every eCommerce retailer in the world is trying to figure out how to use Facebook to grow their business. This is where the BitNami – Beetailer partnership comes in. BitNami has developed a one-click installation solution for Magento, the world's fastest growing ecommerce solution. Beetailer has developed a service that automatically integrates any Magento store with Facebook. Combining them provides an out-of-the-box solution for social commerce that can be up and running in minutes!
"Our goal with BitNami has been to help developers and end-users deploy open source applications. Magento is the latest addition to our catalog and the number one request from nearly every solution provider we spoke with. You asked, we delivered!" said Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, founder and CTO of BitNami.
“With the large and growing number of online stores, it is critical for merchants to offer sophisticated storefronts that are unique, reliable and that leverage social networking to drive sales. Combining BitNami Cloud Hosting, Magento and Beetailer provides merchants with the platform they need to deploy, manage and get the most out of their online store,” said Laura Valverde, CEO of Beetailer.
While it is difficult to make a press release about software exciting (unless it is about video games!), the results that merchants can get from using the BitNami Magento Stack with Beetailer integration are worth getting excited about: Beetailer customers have reported that, within weeks, over 20% of their sales have started coming from their Facebook store. While the results may vary, short of giving things away, Beetailer may be one of the easiest ways for online merchants to boost their sales.
To get started with the BitNami Magento Stack and Beetailer, users should visit the BitNami website at http://bitnami.org/stack/magento, where they will find Magento native installers, virtual machines and cloud images for the Amazon cloud. Best of all, they are free! Then, they should visit the Beetailer website at http://beetailer.com/pages/bitnami_magento to learn about how Beetailer works with Magento to bring their online store to Facebook.
Finally, and this is where the cloud comes into play, BitNami has also integrated Magento into its BitNami Cloud Hosting service, which provides one click deployment and management of the new stack and the rest of the BitNami library for the Amazon cloud. That means that, when users launch a Magento server using the BitNami Cloud Hosting service, it is automatically monitored and backed up and can be scaled up or down as needed.
BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. With BitNami Cloud Hosting, solution providers and businesses of all sizes can deploy and manage business applications such as JasperServer, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal and many more. To learn more, visit: http://bitnami.org/cloud
Beetailer’s software helps online retailers import existing web stores onto Facebook and gives them tools for promoting the storefront and detailed analytics about how well it is doing. Beetailer has thousands of stores under management and supports the Shopify and Magento platforms, with more on the way. You can learn more about Beetailer at http://beetailer.com
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