Plimus Announces Availability of Social-Network Fueled Referral Marketing Solution

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By utilization of partnership with TipFrom.Me Plimus sellers can offer rewards to their shoppers sharing “Tips” on the products just purchased.

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Share this 20% off Coupon for our Product and get a $10 reward for every friend who purchases!

Plimus, the leader in complete, configured and connected hosted e-business solutions, today announced availability of the TipFrom.Me solution through the Plimus shopping cart. With a simple configuration, companies using the Plimus e-commerce system can now take advantage of the TipFrom.me solution to offer their shoppers a reward-based offer to share a discount coupon on the product the customer just purchased through social networking tools they belong to like Facebook, My Space or Twitter for example. One-click sharing links are available to customers immediately post purchase to remove any barrier for consumer participation.

To participate Plimus vendors can contact TipFrom.Me to obtain simple instructions outlining the configuration. Vendors can create and fund an account with TipFrom.Me and, once configured, consumers who purchase products through the Plimus shopping cart will be prompted to share discounts on both the post-order web page as well as in the post-order confirmation e-mail. A typical offer presented to a consumer buyer would look something like “Share this 20% off Coupon for our Product and get a $10 reward for every friend who purchases!”.

Several Plimus vendors are already utilizing the solution. “I’ve just integrated TipFrom.Me into my Plimus shopping cart and it couldn’t be simpler,” says Michael Evans of The Other Software Company, a current Plimus vendor. “I love the idea of rewarding my customers for helping to spread the word about my software!”

"Bringing consumers into the mix as ‘micro-affiliates’ is really a game-changer for our vendors,” said Plimus VP of Marketing Charles Born. "While our traditional Affiliate solution is extensive, this solution uses the social network to make shoppers advocates as well. One of the best referrals for any vendor is an existing company. With this solution – customers can become advocates of products they like and get rewards for doing so. The TipFrom.me service does that and does it extremely well, creating a frictionless sharing ability for consumers post purchase."

"Plimus vendors are a perfect example of how companies selling online can use our solution as a sales-mutiplier. Once an order is submitted the consumer is immediately given the ability to share a coupon to their friends, family and followers on any social network,” added Nico Westerdale, President of TipFrom.Me. “The one-to-many nature of social networks is a perfect compliment into this micro-affiliate concept. We give consumers the tools and incentives they need to viral-market vendor’s products for them. It’s exciting to see Plimus expand their already robust offering with this new capability."

About Plimus
Plimus, Inc., a global e-commerce solutions provider, builds and manages online businesses for thousands of software publishers, web hosting companies, and online retailers. Plimus offers an easy-to-implement, configurable e-Business platform that allows companies to grow their e-Commerce business worldwide by marketing, selling and distributing digital goods and services online. The company’s award-winning e-Commerce Application is a flexible, hosted, and complete application that uniquely spans the entire e-Commerce lifecycle and is connected to a large global affiliate network. Plimus helps companies and publishers of all sizes maximize online revenues and reduce the costs and risks of running an e-Commerce operation. More information at http://www.plimus.com.

About TipFrom.Me
TipFrom.Me provides next generation social media based referral marketing solutions. By offering rewards to customers, vendors selling online can effectively turn their buyers into an active sales force using social networks to spread the message. The technology allows for ‘frictionless’ sharing by consumers, literally a single-click from purchase to sharing. A full presentation on the service along with supported commerce platforms is available online at http:///TipFrom.Me.

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