eBay, Google Merchant Center, and Shopify Merchants Can Instantly Build a Facebook Store with Wishpond

  • Creating a Facebook Store — fully populated with product inventory — can be done in as little as 1 hour
  • Wishpond automatically imports and synchronizes a retailer’s product data from eBay, Google, and Shopify to their Facebook Store
  • Retailers can have a social commerce offering immediately without having to wait months or spending tens of thousands of dollars
  Vancouver, BC – August 22, 2011 – Wishpond today announced that retailers on eBay, Google Merchant Center, and Shopify can build a Facebook Store in minutes with RetailConnect, Wishpond’s recently announced shopping platform. This simple-to-use platform enables retail owners with stores on eBay, Google Merchant Centre and Shopify to quickly and easily import all product data — including price, location, and product images. With a few clicks, retailers can then publish their product information to a Facebook Store which is automatically synchronized with the product data source. By using Wishpond, retailers can immediately have a social commerce offering that drives sales and revenue using their existing online storefronts. Retailers can get more information or sign up here: /business/merchants Many retailers have invested thousands of dollars creating their online storefronts. With Wishpond, retailers can leverage these investments and create a Facebook Storefront in minutes with no technical expertise. Wishpond does this through its RetailConnect platform, which integrates multiple online marketplaces, point of sale systems, ecommerce providers, and shopping cart systems. By creating this integrated ecosystem, retailers can simply import their product data from any given system and publish it to multiple destinations in minutes. Here’s how a retailer can create a Facebook Store in 3 easy steps: 1. Create a Wishpond merchant account 2. Select a product import method (now including direct import from eBay, Google Merchant Centre and Shopify) 3. Connect to their Facebook Fan page The Facebook store is live and operational in minutes. By building a Facebook store with RetailConnect, retailers can grow and engage their fan base and drive traffic to their ecommerce site or physical location while retaining ownership of their customers. More details can be found at: /business/merchants About Wishpond Wishpond is a local shopping platform which helps online shoppers find products from retailers near them. Wishpond.com is one of the largest local shopping sites with over 11 million product listings from 3700 small, medium and national retailers. Wishpond’s RetailConnect platform enables merchants to easily import and publish their product inventory in search engines, social networks and mobile applications. Wishpond is a privately-held corporation with headquarters in Vancouver, British Colombia. Get more information at wishpond.com, follow @wishpond or stay connected at http://facebook.com/wishpond More information about RetailConnect can be found at: /developers/retailconnect/ ### Media Contact:

Duncan Blair
Director of Marketing
+1 -604-561-5944

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