Mobile Commerce Startup Stands Out at Accelerator Demo Day
Alchemist-backed ShoppinPal aims to help brick & mortar retailers sell more effectively through mobile with innovative solution
SAN FRANCISCO - May 1, 2014 - PRLog -- ShoppinPal, the mobile commerce platform for physical retail stores, shined under the spotlight at Demo Day of the highly-acclaimed Alchemist Accelerator, a venture-backed accelerator program exclusively for enterprise startups. The 6-month program is limited to 13 companies, packed with educational opportunities and access to an impressive list of mentors and prospective investors.
ShoppinPal helps retailers convert traffic from social media apps like Twitter and Instagram and discovery apps like Foursquare and Yelp into immediate sales. ShoppinPal serves up a mobile storefront for retail stores through mobile browsers or an embedded experience inside the social and location-based apps, giving shoppers the ability to shop their favorite local stores with real-time store-level inventory information and an optimized checkout process, order on the go and even specify a time for in-store pickup.
“We’ve found that brick & mortar retail stores understand the importance of treating mobile as its own distinct sales channel, much more than just a mini version of their e-commerce site,” said Sriram Subramanian, ShoppinPal Co-founder and CEO. “Our solution is designed for these stores that are actively seeking ways to better serve local shoppers through mobile.”
ShoppinPal says its true differentiator from other mobile commerce players is its deep integrations with retail point-of-sale systems and the seamless mobile purchase functionality, allowing for same-day pickup for shoppers that don’t want to wait for shipping. With the increasing number of actual transactions via smartphones, not just pre-purchase activities, ShoppinPal is positioned to add tremendous value to brick & mortar stores.
ShoppinPal is a mobile commerce platform that helps brick and mortar retailers sell to customers more effectively through mobile. ShoppinPal’s unique platform taps into the existing large user base of today’s most popular social and location-based apps to convert followers and nearby shoppers into immediate sales. The company is based in San Francisco. For more information, please visit ShoppinPal.com.