Whisk.com Announces Replacement of Online Recipe & Shopping List Functionality for ZipList Publishers & Partners

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ZipList Announces Shutdown in December 2014; Whisk.com Steps in to Fill Void

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Whisk.com allows users to create a shopping list from any recipe

With a simple line of code, Whisk can replace ZipList and deliver full shopping list capabilities to any recipe site, free of charge.

Following the announcement last week that ZipList will be closing down in December, Whisk.com is offering ZipList partners and recipe publishers the ability to replace their shopping list functionality with Whisk's free service.

Whisk works seamlessly across recipe publishers to deliver shopping list functionality within their sites. Integration of Whisk’s smart shopping list technology within recipe publisher and blog sites is free, fast and only requires one line of code. Whisk offers partners full functionality within a few days, ensuring a consistent experience for ZipLists’ current partners and users.

Whisk’s “Add to Shopping List” button appears alongside online recipes, allowing users to instantly create a shopping list from any recipe. These smart shopping lists can be viewed on mobile devices so users can tick off items as they shop, printed out to bring into the store, or emailed to family members for collaboration.

Current Whisk partners include Food Network, Woman & Home, and Allrecipes, the world’s largest digital food brand, which receives more than 1 billion annual visits across their 19 international recipe sites. The company is also partnered with a number of leading food brands, including food and spice giant McCormick.

The Whisk “Add to Shopping List” button has received more than 100 million annual impressions over the last year. The popular iOS and Android apps continue to gain traction and the Whisk app was featured recently as one of the "Best New Apps" in Apple's App Store’s food and drink category.

Whisk users in the UK also enjoy the benefit of quickly uploading shopping lists directly into online grocery carts. Whisk has secured partnerships with leading UK grocers Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose and Asda. Whisk will be announcing international grocery store partnerships in the coming months.

Whisk shopping list features:
-- Allows users to add recipe ingredients into their shopping list with one click
-- Users can add non-recipe items to their list and use Whisk Cards to store lists for repeat use
-- Sync lists to Whisk's mobile Apple and Google Play apps and tick off items as you shop
-- Lists can also be printed, emailed or shared with friends and family
-- Recipe bookmarking: Whisk Collections allows users to keep their favorite recipes
-- Seamless online grocery cart integration (currently available only in the UK)

WhiskAds advertising capabilities:
-- WhiskAds allows intelligent and persistent ads to be inserted alongside an ingredient both within the online and offline shopping list, giving brands the opportunity to sponsor food and cooking-related items at the start of a user’s cooking journey.
-- Relevance: advertisers can embed relevant ads targeted by ingredient, cuisine, shopping list content and more
-- High CTRs: WhiskAds receive high engagement through intelligent placement alongside recipe content, achieving click through rates up to 7x higher than standard advertisements
-- Path to purchase: ads follow through onto online grocery carts
-- Free integration with a revenue share with publishers

"Nick Holzherr and the brilliant Whisk team have brought some truly innovative solutions to market, and are a pleasure to work with” said Patricia Lee Smith, Vice President of AllRecipes International and current Whisk.com partner. “As the world's largest digital recipe brand, Allrecipes is pleased to partner with Whisk to provide home cooks with practical solutions for everyday meals, and to enable brands to engage with consumers throughout the path to purchase."

Whisk founder and CEO Nick Holzherr commented: “We have respected the ZipList’s growth and innovation in the market and are sorry to hear they will be shutting down next month. We would like to help all of ZipList’s current partners and publishers continue to provide their users with the shopping list functionality they desire. With a simple line of code placed on partner sites, Whisk can replace ZipList and deliver full shopping list capabilities to any site.”

Please visit [http://www.whisk.com/ziplist for additional detail on how to integrate Whisk’s shopping list functionality after ZipList’s shut down. Or contact Nick Holzherr at Nick(at)whisk(dot)com.

About Whisk.com
The web is the leading resource for home cooks and Whisk’s vision is to make the journey from online recipe inspiration to real-life shopping much easier. Whisk displays an “Add to Shopping List” button alongside thousands of popular recipes, allowing people to quickly create a shopping list from any recipe. These shopping lists can be uploaded to online grocery carts, viewed on mobile devices so users can tick off items as they shop, printed out to bring into the store, or emailed to family members for collaboration.

Since launching the company in 2013, Whisk has secured partnerships with leading recipe publishers, including Allrecipes, Food Network and Woman & Home. Additionally, the company has successful online grocery cart integration with UK grocery stores Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose and Asda.

Whisk accolades include a Talent Unleashed “One to Watch” award, a Cisco British Innovation Gateway award, The Drum’s "One to Watch" honours, The Grocer’s "Top New Talent" award and the PPA Digital “Newcomer of the Year” award. Whisk has been featured in various leading publications including Wired, The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC, Internet Retailing, Management Today, Food Manufacturer and The Next Web.

The free Whisk app is currently available for download on the Apple iTunes and Android App Stores. It is also available as browser plug-in. For more information on Whisk, please visit whisk.com or follow Whisk on Facebook.

Through data-driven optimisation and measurement, the WhiskAds advertisement platform provide brands with insight into how products perform with individual recipes. WhiskAds provides purchase intent-targeted, content-integrated advertising opportunities for brands, across premium recipe content. For more information on WhiskAds, please visit whisk.com/advertisers.

Whisk was launched in January 2013 and was founded by Nick Holzherr, who raised funding for the venture after pitching the business to Lord Sugar as a finalist on the 2012 BBC TV series The Apprentice. Whisk is headquartered in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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