Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on advertising, productivity apps, payment solutions, and live video shopping.
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Ecommerce Product Releases
Product Hunt introduces Ship. Product Hunt has launched a suite of tools to help makers and startups generate demand, build an email list, communicate with their audience, and ship product. With Ship, you can create a landing page in a few minutes. Broadcast updates, solicit feedback, and build your community all in one place. Use the Ship widget to inform your existing audience about your upcoming product launch and capture emails from your own site, blog, or web app. Pro plan unlocks additional tools, including surveys and polls, group messaging, A/B testing, and analytics.
Groupon launches Groupon+ for voucherless meal deals with Visa and Mastercard. Groupon has launched Groupon+, which will let consumers use Groupon meal deals that they pay for with their Visa or MasterCard. When they do, they will get 30 percent of their deal returned to their account. Initially, Groupon+ will be available in 23 U.S. markets. Later, the feature will expand to additional categories, such as home and auto services.
Ecomdash launches small businesses package. Multichannel ecommerce software Ecomdash has announced its latest offering, a professional services package for small businesses. Specifically designed for ecommerce businesses with an average of 100 orders per month, the Small Business Package includes a one-year subscription of Ecomdash with on-boarding assistance, monthly analytics reports, listing services, and quarterly business consultations. For $750, online sellers can automate their operations, while account managers offer expert coaching to help elevate their businesses to new heights.
AscendantFX launches a B2B payment mobile app for IOS and Android. AscendantFX Capital Inc. has announced the launch of its new mobile app, APay Mobile. Focused on international payments for business, AscendantFX’s new mobile app gives busy executives the convenience of making and approving payments, viewing previous account activity, receiving notifications, tracking payments, and accessing the secure platform wherever they are.
Woopra launches an application that delivers behavioral segmentation capabilities to marketers. Woopra, a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, has launched a behavioral segmentation application available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, as a partner of the Oracle Marketing AppCloud. This new Woopra application helps marketers to better target, personalize, and optimize marketing campaigns with Oracle Marketing Cloud through Oracle Eloqua. The application’s one-click integration feature also enhances a marketer’s ability to understand and optimize touch points in the customer journey. Marketers can now connect with their customers with greater relevancy and personalization.
FbStart awards Apps of the Year. Facebook’s FbStart, dedicated to helping startups grow and access Facebook’s team, has announced winners of its “Apps of the Year” competition. The winning apps are SoloLearn, Maya, ReservaTurno, Mondly, and Golden. The winning five companies will receive $160,000 in prizes for their native iOS or Android mobile apps. Prizes are 50 percent cash and 50 percent Facebook advertising credit.
Apruve and Matrix partner on B2B payment processing. Apruve, a credit network for suppliers and their customers, has announced a strategic relationship with Matrix Payment Systems, a B2B payment-processing independent sales organization. Together, Apruve and Matrix Payment Systems offer companies a service that makes extending a revolving line of credit as easy and risk-free as accepting a credit card. Matrix Payments regularly sees the risks their clients assume by their expanding accounts receivable, as many of their business transactions are still relationship-based or done on lines of credit. Apruve’s credit network gives suppliers a turnkey way to extend revolving lines of credit to their customers without any backoffice overhead or financial risk.
IRI expands ecommerce suite with E-POS Measurement Solution. IRI, a player in solutions and services for consumer, retail, and media companies, has announced it is expanding its E-Commerce Solutions Suite with the addition of the IRI E-POS Measurement Solution, which will offer clients a granular look into categories, brands, individual items, and weekly data on ecommerce purchases based on actual point-of-sale activity from individual retailers at scale. The tool aligns the reporting of online sales with methods already in place for brick-and-mortar stores. The solution will be available for release to clients in October and will be fully integrated into the IRI Liquid Data Platform.
uZoom launches LiveShopCast to power live video sales. uZoom, a Seattle-based video commerce company, has announced the release of LiveShopCast, the first and only live shopping broadcast marketplace for ecommerce. Any retail or ecommerce company can use LiveShopCast.com to launch its broadcast using only a mobile phone. Sales are processed using the retailer’s existing shopping platform or even just a payment-processing platform such as Stripe. LiveShopCast fees start at $19 per month for sellers to launch a basic show and $199 per month to support larger audiences.
AdRoll launches new advertising platform to increase ROI for B2B marketers. AdRoll, a performance marketing platform, has announced the general availability of its enhanced account-based marketing advertising platform, AdRoll ABM. The platform now enables marketers to target based on attributes (such as job title and industry) and sync data bi-directionally with HubSpot in addition to its existing integration with Marketo. Contact for pricing.
TechTarget launches SearchERP.com for navigating ERP software landscape. TechTarget, Inc. has announced the launch of SearchERP.com to help decision makers as they evaluate, implement, and integrate ERP software. SearchERP.com will act as an independent online community that provides tips, case studies, and neutral guidance on the direction of ERP technology. SearchERP.com will enable customers to align with the most in-depth ERP topics and modules and provide them with demand generation, sales enablement, data services, and brand messaging vehicles to target active accounts and prospects throughout the buy cycle.
Google amends Google Shopping as it appeals judgment. To comply with an antitrust ruling, Google has submitted details to the European Commission for Competition on how it will amend Google Shopping, its price comparison service. The plans have not been made public. In June, the European Commission for Competition levied a fine of nearly $3 billion for antitrust violations on Google Shopping, relating to alleged bias of its own comparison-shopping services in organic search results. Google is appealing the decision.