Software News tagged "Cause Marketing"

Auction management tool AuctionSound now integrates with eBay Giving Works.

Sellers can support their favorite cause by automatically donating 10% to 100% of an item's final sale price to any non-profit organization registered with eBay's Giving Works program.

Sellers benefit from added visibility through a special search function and a charity ribbon icon in search results. eBay also rewards sellers with a fee credit equal to the percentage donated (the eBay Giving Works Fee Credit Policy).

e-commerce solutions company Infopia, has launched the Spring 2007 edition of its Marketplace Manager platform. The changes fall into three key areas: time-saving features, enhanced marketplace functionality, and website optimization.

Time-saving features include new context-sensitive help throughout the application; a redesigned user interface; and increased automation for managing inventory, listings, and orders. The integration with has also been enhanced.

Expanded online marketplace functionality is provided through integration with the eBay Giving Works Program, and enhanced capabilities for eBay and Amazon Seller Central. Merchants can now optimize automated pricing and inventory features on those sites. There are also newly designed marketplace templates with options to customize content and color settings with a single click.

Website optimization capabilities, using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools such as built-in site maps and features that control page titles, meta tags, and image alt tags. Storefront templates can be changed instantly.

Bjorn Espenes, CEO of Infopia, explained "With Infopia’s Marketplace Manager Spring ’07 release, [sellers] have the tools at their fingertips necessary to put new programs in place to reach niche customers, deliver dynamic offerings, develop targeted promotions, and create a unique brand and exceptional customer experience.”

Infopia has built integration with eBay's Giving Works program into their eCommerce management solution.

The integration allows merchants using the Infopia system to incorporate charitable giving into their online business. The practice, known as "cause marketing", can attract new customers and boost revenue by enabling a percentage of a seller's eBay sales to be automatically donated to charitable organizations.

"With Infopia’s close relationship with eBay Giving Works, we know sellers will benefit from increased visibility of their listings and brand, greater customer loyalty, and higher profitability," stated Bjorn Espenes, CEO of Infopia. "This also benefits the thousands of charities participating in the program by increasing awareness and contributions from new sources. It is truly a 'win-win' situation for everyone, and Infopia is honored to be the catalyst."

ChannelAdvisor UK now enables sellers to list items and automatically donate a percentage to a charity, via the eBay for Charity program. Sellers can give as little as 10% and listings show up on eBay for Charity, and on the nonprofit MissionFish page. "eBay for Charity listings are proven to generate more bids, result in increased conversion rates and yield higher final prices (some sellers report increases of up to 40%!), but earmarking inventory for good causes can open previously closed doors at suppliers or manufacturers", says ChannelAdvisor.

eBay Giving Works, the charity listings program where part or all of the final sale price is automatically donated to a certified organization, is now available within eBay's Turbo Lister.

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