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ShopSocially CEO Jai Rawat Presents Strategies for Achieving Social Commerce Success with Limited Resources at IRCE 2014

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

Jai Rawat, CEO of the leading social commerce platform ShopSocially, was invited to present at the recent IRCE conference. Jai, along with his co-presenters, Susan Kim, CEO of Plum District and Michael Lee, Founder at Mezzmer Eyewear shared seven specific strategies for generating measurable and substantial ROI from social media. These strategies were based on real life examples and results. For example Plum District shared how they are getting an extraordinarily high sales conversion rate of 36.08% from social traffic and Mezzmer talked about a 9-fold increase in high quality Facebook fans.

In the recently concluded gathering of internet retailers at IRCE 2014, the problem of gaining positive social ROI was discussed with intent by the industry experts. In his talk titled “Boost Conversions with a Social Cast of Thousands”, ShopSocially CEO Jai Rawat suggested that retailers can achieve positive social ROI without necessarily spending huge budgets on paid media on social channels. Jai urged retailers to look at social from a holistic perspective and not just to promote brand through a B2C push on social channels. Besides engaging with customers on social media, retailers should also use onsite social strategies to obtain positive social ROI. Jai discussed seven specific strategies along with live examples and results. These strategies are:

1.    Rapid fan acquisition by converting website users into real Facebook fans

2.    Driving word-of-mouth promotion via purchase sharing

3.    Demand generation through social discovery

4.    Increasing sales conversion via real time social buzz and PhotomonialsTM

5.    Replacing email acquisition with outreach through social profile acquisition

6.    Enabling social login

7.    Using social signals to boost SEO Rank

Getting users to invest their social capital in retailer’s brand ensures user commitment and results in higher conversions. This investment can be in form of a simple Facebook Like, sharing social profile information with retailers’ brand via Facebook Connect or recommending brand to friends on social media.

Leading mom-focused e-commerce platform Plum District used a few of the above strategies to create a two-pronged plan for engaging their customers both on social channels like Facebook and Instagram, and also on their own site. Plum District encouraged their customers to connect with their brand and share their purchases on social media. Referral traffic generated via this source was of high quality and converted at an astounding rate of 36% on their site. Plum District could showcase real time social buzz from customers as ‘trending deals’ on their Facebook page. The net result is increase in sales, new customer acquisition and huge word-of-mouth promotion for their brand without spending any budget on paid media or social media ads.

“Marketing on social channels is just one part of the story.” commented Susan Kim, CEO of Plum District. “Social should be a two-pronged strategy. Social media should not only be considered as a new marketing avenue, but should also be used to enhance the existing marketing channels.”

Leading retailer for quality eye-wear products, Mezzmer implemented fan acquisition app to convert website visitors into real Facebook fans. As website visitors liked Mezzmer brand on the site, they were rewarded with an incentive. Users felt they have ‘earned’ the discount coupon by investing social capital in form of a Facebook Like and hence converted at a high rate. Through this strategy, Mezzmer saw a 9-fold increase in their Facebook fan-base in no time.

“Shoppers visiting your physical or digital store are the ones that are potential fans.” commented Michael Lee, Founder at Mezzmer Eyewear. “Onsite fan acquisition strategy converted our website visitors into real Facebook fans without us spending even a single dollar on Facebook ads.”

Combination of onsite and offsite strategies can help generate positive social ROI with limited marketing resources. These two strategies work in tandem to enhance the net impact and drive social ROI. “Social strategy cannot operate in isolation. A smart use of social media influence on e-commerce website can boost sales conversion and deliver real revenue uplift without retailers having to spend thousands of dollars.” said Jai Rawat.

About Plum District:

Plum District connects busy moms to high-quality products, activities, and inspirations for her kids and family. Through their daily offers, Plum District members can also enjoy steep discounts on local kids’ activities, well-loved brands, technology, and more – and explore family activities in their neighborhood, and inspirations for themselves and their kids.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco with a national footprint in North America along with local focus in markets including Orange County, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Denver, and San Francisco. Backed by Kleiner Perkins, General Catalyst, and Comcast Ventures, Plum District has been named to Forbes’ 100 Best Websites for Women in 2012 and 2013.

About Mezzmer:

Mezzmer Eyewear offers a wide variety of eyeglasses, sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses online. Committed to raising self-esteem of the young and the bespectacled, Mezzmer eyeglasses attempts at making their customers look smarter, more creative and innovative. Tracking the latest style trends, Mezzmer products are of designer quality and appearance. Without compromising on the style or quality aspect, Mezzmer has struck a fine balance of offering designer eyeglasses at attractive prices, making it popular among the fashion-conscious youngsters.

About ShopSocially

ShopSocially is a SaaS social commerce platform driving millions of dollars in incremental revenue, new customer acquisition, improved SEO rank, growth in Facebook fan base, and word-of-mouth branding for 100s of top brands.ShopSocially platform enables a suite of onsite social apps for ecommerce sites. Examples of these apps include purchase sharing, fan acquisition, shopping community, social SEO, social photo testimonials on mobile and more.

ShopSocially has won several awards and has also been featured by Facebook in a Social Commerce case study. Launched in Oct 2010, ShopSocially is a privately held company in Mountain View, CA. For contact information, please visit: http://shopsocially.com/platform/request-a-demo.html.

Inmar Releases Findings from 2014 Shopper Behavior Study

(PRWEB) June 06, 2014

Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced findings from its 2014 Shopper Behavior Study. The study shows that shoppers are ramping up their use of technology to speed and enhance their shopping experience. Responses from survey participants indicate that shoppers across all demographics now rely on multiple modes of technology to personalize their shopping experience, gather information, and save time and money.

Shoppers are using technology in a number of ways, with 66 percent using it to find a retail store; 60 percent using their smartphones, computers and tablets to compare prices across websites and features across products; while 65 percent look online for coupons to use in store. Sixty-four percent of shoppers also go online to look for information on upcoming sales and 55 percent digitally “clip” coupons.

Promotion use is very much at the center of shoppers’ efforts to economize their physical efforts and stretch budgets. Shoppers are acquiring and redeeming a greater variety of offer types. Almost all of the survey participants (96%) reported using coupons in the prior three months when shopping in store for groceries, household supplies, healthcare items or personal care products. At the same time, 43 percent of shoppers used more coupons in 2013 than they did in 2012. Those shoppers demonstrating the highest engagement with promotions were Millennials, Hispanic shoppers and shoppers with children in their household.

This use of promotions is being driven in large part, by shoppers’ willingness to leverage multiple sources to find relevant offers. Shoppers overall are regularly using, on average, 5.8 methods to discover and acquire coupons, combining both traditional and digital methods. While the majority of shoppers (66%) perceive that retailers and brands are trying to reach them with relevant content, there is growing demand for more targeted and personalized digital engagement, as 70 percent want coupons emailed to them for products they normally buy.

“As shoppers are growing more active and diverse in their efforts to acquire offers and gather information to make their shopping faster and ‘smarter,’ marketers must distribute dynamic content using a multi-channel approach in order to engage a variety of market segments,” says Inmar Chairman and CEO David Mounts. He adds that, “With shoppers seeking more personalized interaction from retailers and brands, it is critical that trading partners find an effective, scalable means to deliver relevant content – on a consistent basis – to those shoppers with demonstrated purchase potential.”  

Inmar will be hosting a webinar proving an overview of findings from the study on Thursday, June 19 beginning at 3:30p.m. Eastern Time. The program is entitled “Exploring the Not-So-Secret Lives of Shoppers” and will be presented by Devora Rogers, Senior Director, Retail Marketing Insights and Nicole Steward-Streng, Manager, Shopper Insights. In addition to detailing key trends identified by the study, the webinar will also spotlight three shopper segments with significant and growing influence in the marketplace: Millennials, Hispanic shoppers and shoppers with children in their household.

Those interested in attending the hour-long webinar should click here to register.

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The Inmar 2014 Shopper Behavior Survey was an online survey of 1,091 shoppers conducted by Inmar Analytics in January 2014. Respondents were between the ages of 18 and 69 and were identified as the primary or shared decision maker/shopper in their home. Response quotas were employed to ensure a sufficient base size of Hispanic and male shopper populations. Weighting was not applied to survey results. Survey participants were asked about 1) their shopping behavior in general, 2) how they engage with technology relative to shopping, 3) their attitudes toward promotions and 4) how they discover/acquire promotions, i.e. coupons and/or rebates.


Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

For more information about Inmar’s products and services, please call 866.440.6917 or visit http://www.inmar.com.

Best New Small Business Opportunities 2014 Empowered Ezine Weighs In

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2014

Empowered Ezine is an article directory dedicated to providing a venue for new and experienced entrepreneurs to find and share business ideas and opportunities. The website’s motto “Where knowledge equals power!” sums up goal of each article featured, as they continue to help empower business newcomers by providing first class information that will allow them to make the most informed decisions regarding their business ventures. A recent article from the website continues to help new business hopefuls by providing a list of some of the best new small business opportunities for 2014.

This new article from Empowered Ezine says that while many people think starting a small business is too hard and they would be better off sticking with their 9-5 instead, the reality is that starting a small business can be much easier than one would expect. There are several ways to get started when it comes to self-employment and when it comes to being one’s own boss there are many perks, especially for homes with small children. The article states that for those who have been dreaming of starting their own small business, now is the time to take action. Empowered Ezine helps small business newcomers to get things started with the following list of some of the best small business ideas for the year ahead:

     Retail & Ecommerce
    Wedding Planner
    Travel Agency
    Advertising Agency
    IT Startups (web developing, software design, computer repair)
    Photography Business
    Caregiver Business (CNA)
    Virtual Assistant
    Social Media Marketing

Empowered Ezine then says, “The above small businesses all have one thing in common; they have low startup costs and can be done from home. When it comes to startup costs time outweighs money. Small businesses require more time than they do money in their early stages. When you start your small business you are founder, ceo, financial advisor, and must hold yourself to a certain level of accountability. The above small businesses do not need an office space to get started either. At the most, a small investment for inventory is required. For example, an online retail store would product to sell. However when it comes to editing, aside from an internet connection and up-to-date computer, the only investment you would need is to ability to work long hours and edit various copy.”

The article ends by giving a list of questions potential small business owners should ask themselves before choosing a business to invest in. To view these question and find out more about these business ideas, click here to view the full article on Empowered Ezine.

The Best Business VoIP Providers of 2014, Determined by VirtualPBXPhoneSystems.com

(PRWEB) April 21, 2014

For businesses that are unsatisfied with the level of their telecommunication service, it’s time they considered using a business VoIP provider to keep in contact with their clients. A business VoIP Provider can help businesses continue to grow relationships and do so in a quick and organized way. Not only does a VoIP service allow for an easier way of communication, but it also can help save hundreds on phone bills. That savings can go towards other necessities for a business and for smaller businesses, that money can go a long way.

Our specialists at VirtualPBXPhoneSystems.com put together a list of the best business VoIP providers for 2014. They know that it is not always easy for businesses to find time to do the research to find the best fit for them. This list is aimed towards those companies. It is important to find the provider that fits because each business model is unique. Many providers have great additional features that are beneficial to some businesses but not much use for others. The specialists considered price, customer reviews, call features and more for their list. Here are the best business VoIP providers they came up with:

Vonage Business Solutions

Vonage Business Solutions has great packages for low prices that can fit the needs of any size business. They understand that things can change rapidly, which is why they offer no contracts and also have no installation fees. Vonage Business Solutions is one of the most reputable brands on the market. Their customers have rave reviews about the service and their customer service staff is well equipped to handle even the toughest of questions.


With the standard RingCentral plan, customers receive unlimited calling. This package contains 1,000 toll-free minutes, unlimited fax, instant messaging and conference calling. Their cloud-based system is simple and user-friendly and contains more additional calling features than any of their competitors. Their rates are very competitive and their service has great sound quality.


Jive has many great features that come along with their service. They have advanced call routing options, unlimited calling in the United States, unlimited extensions, auto attendant, online fax and more. They also have very low international rates for businesses that make a high volume of calls overseas.


Mitel has very innovative products and a stellar customer service staff. Clients of Mitel can feel at ease knowing that their service is in very capable and professional hands. Mitel has some of the lowest rates on the market and offer no yearly contracts. They have tons of great calling features and allow for unlimited calling in the United States and Canada.

Not every business is built the same. Smaller businesses have different needs than larger ones but the one thing they both have in common is their need for a business VoIP service. Regardless of the size of the business, the above providers can assist in any means necessary. People interested in learning more about business VoIP providers can visit: http://virtualpbxphonesystems.com/.


Equipment Leasing Powerhouse LeaseQ Is Helping Small Businesses Grow and Prosper Through Competitive Leasing Rates in 2014

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014

When compared with the costs of buying required commercial equipment outright through cash purchase, the benefits of leasing this same equipment is sure to entice many small business. Small business owners of all sizes are still just beginning to understand that it is not always in their best interest to cash purchase their equipment. And for many of them, they are turning to new technological advances to get the equipment they need at the financing and terms they can best afford.

To learn more about the advantages of equipment leasing and financing simply go to: http://blog.leaseq.com/equipment-leasing/better-equipment-financing-rates

One reason why leasing is such a smart option, is that when you decide to buy your equipment, you are severely limiting your ability to adapt to a changing marketplace. Since technological advancements in commercial grade equipment is never ending, it makes sense small business owners to continually have the desire to update their equipment on a regular basis. While cash purchasing makes it difficult – if not financially impossible to turn over commercial grade equipment in your business – leasing will give your business the flexibility to it needs with regard to updating equipment periodically.

The reality is that by leasing equipment, a business can pay for the expense of equipment over a longer period of time than a cash purchase. And because of this, a business will be more financially secure while not depleting emergency cash or cash for ongoing operations. It doesn’t matter what industry or sector of business you are operating in; the benefits and advantages of leasing commercial grade equipment apply – no matter what field of operation your business is in.

From medical equipment to commercial grade restaurant equipment, it has never been easier to acquire a wide range of equipment affordably. This is why the comparison shopping platform at LeaseQ has become so popular since it started operations in late 2012. Getting approved for an equipment lease through LeaseQ.com is an incredibly easy and stress free process, and applicants are pre-approved in as little as two minutes.

When you choose to lease equipment from LeaseQ, it is a virtual certainty that your business is going to save money compared to buying that same equipment outright. One of the reasons this is possible is that The LeaseQ One Touch platform connects business owners with the best equipment financing lenders, plans, and rates in the world. Think of LeaseQ as your one way ticket to the best lease and finance rates in the business.

Leasing and Financing Is More Flexible Now than Ever Before

The free online platform at LeaseQ helps businesses find the best equipment financing lenders, rates and plans by working with the leading financial services companies in the US. Even for new businesses and businesses with challenged credit, LeaseQ is able to find the best financial solution to suit almost any financial situation.

Said Vernon Tirey, Founder and CEO of LeaseQ, “When a business leases through LeaseQ, our platform enables the small business onwer to save thousands of dollars and valuable time by simplifying and oftentimes complex process. The business owner benefits by acquiring the equipment they need with affordable financial terms. And of course the equipment dealer benefits as well – enabling them to sell more equipment. At the same time, the financing lenders get highly qualified lease and loan applications. It’s a true ‘win – win’ for everyone involved.”

This is because LeaseQ’s One Touch Platform runs real time, accurate credit scores with zero impact on the business owner’s credit rating. LeaseQ’s advances in technology affords business owners greater flexibility and control when shopping for the equipment they rely upon every day. Best of all, the LeaseQ One Touch Platform is 100% free of charge.

About LeaseQ

Based in Woburn, MA, LeaseQ is among the leading commercial providers of equipment leasing and financing options in the country. Try their online leasing and financing platform by visiting them online at https://www.LeaseQ.com.


The Binary Options Experts Closes February With A Reminder About Pushing For 2014 Goals

New York, U.S.A. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014

The financial market has always been known for its constantly shifting nature, and recently global economic observers are warning investors about the higher volatility that is expected to further rattle the shaky markets. For The Binary Options Experts, this kind of outlook should not be cause for panic. Instead, it should serve as a reminder – especially since the third month of the quarter has just rolled in – for investors to continue working toward the financial goals they have set at the start of the year.

Three issues are seen to be the reason for looming huge changes on the trading floor, namely: a slowdown in China’s economy; the fragile condition of still-emerging markets; and the uncertainty bought by speculations on Fed tapering (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-market-investor-fears-expected-to-rise-2014-02-26). This type of environment that presents an increasing level of uncertainty in the economy is measured by what is called the fear index, and this “fear” is anticipated to continue to rise in the coming months.

According to leading investment specialists from the Binary Options Experts, this is the kind of market environment that calls for more awareness and self-direction. The timing is also just right for investors to review whether the New Year’s resolutions they have set are still on track.

Their latest blog post reflects the need for urgency and focus: “Are you wondering where on earth January AND February went? Are you thinking to yourself ‘I WILL get moving on my goals and aspirations for 2014 this month’? Let’s cut to the chase. Life is short and you have less time than you think.”

Having a sense of timing and clear direction are two top principles that The Binary Options Experts’ digital options trading platform carries. They know that in a fast-moving environment, it pays to think critically and move fast in order to make the most out of the investment opportunities that trading in the stock market brings.

Their platform is based on precise algorithms guided by tested mathematical formulas that collect, interpret and analyze data from various sources that will equip traders with informed decision-making skills. The sophisticated program of The Binary Options Experts has allowed investors to earn net profits of up to 100 percent, even if the market is suffering from a downturn.

Moreover, the platform they offer simplifies the complicated structure and concepts of stock market trading. Seasoned investors appreciate how it has helped them save time and money from watching the market intensely, since the information they need already comes to them in a comprehensive yet concise form. It has also made it possible for newbie investors to finally overcome their fears about trading, and guides them step by step through the wealth of training materials, tutorials, tips and tools that The Binary Options Experts team has made accessible to members.

The experts are quick to point out, however, that technical know-how and information is just one part of the toolbox for trading. To successfully build wealth through investing, the attitude and mindset of the investor is likewise critically important. This is why their end-of-February post focuses on mindset building and a retrospective approach not just to trading, but to life in general.

The experts pose what they consider as essential questions that every investor should ask themselves: Why are you here? What do you want? How much does it matter? To whom? What is it going to take? Who is on your side? Where is your true north? What breaks your heart? What is it worth? These questions, they say, will lead the individual to the life they have always wanted, a life of meaning and fulfillment.

“Do you want this to be another year that flies by, barely remembered and tedious with brief glimpses of what might have been? Or do you want this to be a year that you remember as the year you started to live your life on your terms?” Investors keen on getting their goals this year know that these are not simply questions, but rather a dare to start moving to action.

For more explanation on these essential life questions, readers can visit The Binary Options Experts blog.

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FDAnews Announces Sample Size Considerations for Verification and Validation: Tools to Safely Speed Your Device to Market Webinar, April 29, 2014

Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Sample Size Considerations for Verification and Validation:

Tools to Safely Speed Your Device to Market

**FDAnews Webinar**

April 29, 2014 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT


Today’s FDA inspectors focus like lasers on testing methods … how they are justified statistically and the results.

They want to make sure manufacturers are applying the right statistical tools and methods, and that they are using them correctly, in a proper way.

Device manufacturers understand that they must answer the two key design verification and validation questions: did they make the product right and did they make the right product?

And manufacturers know that testing is the only way to effectively answer them.

Finally, the test samples must demonstrate that the results can be reasonably applied to larger production runs and maintain safety.

But how many units should be tested? And when manufacturers decide, can they statistically justify that decision?

These questions have baffled devicemakers for years. The answers are … well, it depends.

And that’s why, on April 29, design control statistical expert Steve Walfish will lead an FDAnews webinar to help devicemakers understand exactly what it does depend on. During his presentation, attendees will learn:

    The requirements for statistical techniques and how they impact design controls processes (21 CFR 820.30(f)(g))

    What types of requirements lend themselves to statistics in verification and validation (hypothesis testing, confidence interval, design of experiments)

    How variance in the population can impact the sample size necessary to establish objective evidence

    The relationship between risk and sample size (i.e., risk to patient — critical major, minor)

Attendees will also gain the fundamental knowledge needed to determine sample size in statistical testing. (For example, a sample size of 3 is not sufficient without justification.)

In addition, Mr. Walfish will cover the following:

    Why it is critical to understand the different compliance requirements for design verification and design validation — and how to understand those differences

    Leveraging statistical methods that work best to satisfy the FDA’s requirements for defensible methods

    How to use proven methodologies to avoid too small — or too large — sample sizes.
(Too small and it might not be accurately determining risk; too large and devicemakers could be unnecessarily wasting time and money.)

    How sample size should optimally be proportional to risk (business and patient)

    Why it’s pointless to try and predict the personal focus of different auditors — and why the real foundation for a successful audit is being able to produce a defensible program based on visible standards

So, clear the calendar for April 29, 2014. Attendees will learn proven tactics and tools to develop a strong statistical methods program — and a thorough understanding of what FDA auditors look for when they come for an inspection.

Meet the Presenter:

Steven Walfish is the president of Statistical Outsourcing Services, a consulting company that provides statistical analysis and training to a variety of industries. Prior to starting Statistical Outsourcing Services, he was the Senior Manager Biostatistics, Non-clinical, at Human Genome Sciences in Rockville, MD. Prior to joining HGS, he was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in the pharmaceutical industry.

Who Will Benefit:

    Validation and verification professionals
    Quality engineering
    Regulatory Affairs
    Software development, programming, documentation, testing

Conference Details:

Sample Size Considerations for Verification and Validation:

Tools to Safely Speed Your Device to Market

**FDAnews Webinar**

April 29, 2014 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT



$ 547 per site — includes webinar registration and audio cds and transcripts

Easy Ways to Register:

Online:     http://www.fdanews.com/SampleSizeConsiderations

By phone: 888-838-5578 or 703-538-7600

About FDAnews:

FDAnews is the premier provider of domestic and international regulatory, legislative, and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the US FDA and the European Medicines Agency. Pharmaceutical and medical device professionals rely on FDAnews’ print and electronic newsletters, books and conferences to stay in compliance with international standards and the FDA’s complex and ever-changing regulations.

The Top Five Best Business VoIP Providers of 2014, Ranked by VirtualPBXPhoneSystems.com

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

For a small business owner, it is important for to not only save money, but to also provide exceptional customer service to clients and potential customers. While most cable and Internet providers do offer direct landlines, this service is generally expensive and is something needed to avoid as it is going to cost way too much money. Instead, opting for one of the business VoIP providers is going to be better. With the help of the business VoIP providers, users are able to receive exceptional phone service for a fraction of what would be paid with the cable or Internet company. Experts at VirtualPBXPhoneSystems.com recently put together a list of the top five business VoIP providers for 2014. For their list, the experts considered price, customer satisfaction, additional features and more. While there are dozens of different business VoIP providers out there, this is a list of the top five.

1. Vonage Business Solutions

There are three different business plans that are perfect for small to medium-sized businesses. The first is a $ 14.99 plan plus $ .03 per minute. The plan is good for a business that doesn’t make a large number of phone calls though. The $ 39.99 plan is a multi-line unlamented plan that is the most popular and offers both unlimited inbound and outbound options. There is also a $ 14.99 virtual extension, which is for people who don’t work in the office but need to integrate phone calls from the office into their mobile device.

2. RingCentral Cloud Phone System

With RingCentral, there is access to three different service plans. The first costs $ 24.99 a month and comes with a free, 30-day trial, so a user can determine if they like the service or not (all three plans have this trial period). With the standard plan, customers receive unlimited calling, 1,000 toll-free minutes, unlimited Internet fax, instant messaging and conference calling. There is also full integration with Microsoft Office along with a mobile application for a portable device. The Premium $ 34.99 plan is the same but comes with 2,500 toll-free minutes, salesforce CMR integration, automatic call recording and premium support. Lastly, the Enterprise $ 44.99 plan offers 10,000 minutes, multipoint mobile and desktop HD video conferencing and online meetings.

3. Jive Communications

Jive is designed for small to large businesses and bills per device instead of by minutes and other services. There are five tier plans available. The first is $ 29.95 per device for 1-4 users. The second is $ 25.95 for 5-9 users, the third is $ 23.95 for 10-24 users. Tier 4 is $ 21.95 for 25-49 users and the fifth tier costs $ 19.95 per user when there are at least 50 different users. There are also excellent phone options that are available with the plans as well.

4. Mitel

Mitel is another VoIP service provider that charges per phone, but it allows a user to alter and adjust what sorts of features they receive on each phone. There is the MiVoice service, which allows individuals to enjoy quality phone calls from their phones, a mobile enterprise, so calls can be made from mobile devices, plus a MiCollab Client feature, that allows the business to directly communicate through a video chat with their clients. For a specific quote, a business needs to contact Mitel.

5. BroadVoice

BroadVoice provides five different service plants. The first standard plan that comes with a two year contract is $ 17.95 per extension and comes with unlimited minutes. The one year standard contract costs $ 19.95 per month per extension. The two year global contract plan provides unlimited services for $ 24.95 per extension and the final plan, which is a one-year contract, costs $ 29.95 per extension. The global plan can be used in over 50 countries around the world.

People are that are looking to learn more about business VoIP providers can visit: http://virtualpbxphonesystems.com/.


Best Small Business Hosting in 2014 Named by HostingReview360.com

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

The web hosting review site HostingReview360.com has announced the award of best small business hosting in 2014 to provide small business owners with optimized online solutions featuring affordable price, advanced technologies, outstanding performance and responsive technical support.

After months’ review on dozens of web hosting providers, the award is granted to InMotion Hosting, a company with 13 years’ experience in serving online businesses. According to statistics at HostingReview360.com, the company gains a rating of 5 of 5 stars in reputation, feature, speed, reliability and support, and enjoys a 98.8% customer satisfaction rate.

For small businesses, InMotion offers 3 shared hosting plans named Launch, Power and Pro to meet the demands. Priced from $ 7.99/mo originally, the plans are purchasable from $ 3.49/mo for subscribers making payment through this promotional link.

Each plan includes unlimited disk space and bandwidth, automated data backups, up to $ 300 marketing credits, and a 90 days full money-back guarantee which enables customers to request a full refund within 90 days and get a pro-rated one at any time.

InMotion utilizes cPanel as control panel, which provides an easy way for managing website files, viewing resource usage, creating databases, configuring error pages, and so on. Softaculous, a user-friendly auto script installer, is integrated with the control panel to allow customers to install 200+ applications with ease.

In terms of performance, the company operates 2 high quality data centers to ensure the optimal uptime and speed. With the locations on the east and west coast of US, customers are able to choose either one according to the geographical location of the target market to gain faster speed. The Max Speed Zone technology is also enabled to speed up the hosted websites.

In addition, both of the data centers are equipped with high performance Dell servers, Cisco networks, carrier-grade network cores, UPS power, multiple layers of network redundancy, BGP smart routing and 24×7 network monitoring.

For technical issues that cannot be resolved by customers independently, InMotion offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reachable via phone, live chat and email, the support team is guaranteed to make a response to requests within an average of 90 seconds. Besides, there is an extensive support center which covers a knowledgebase, education channels, tools and video tutorials.

Follow this link to read more information about the award and the winner.

About HostingReview360.com

It is a comprehensive review site that introduces services and coupons, announces awards, and provides tutorials to help webmasters get a website online quickly and effortlessly.

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Phillip Securities Launches POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge 2014

(PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Singapore’s first online stocks trading platform – POEMS (Phillip’s Online Electronic Mart System) is Phillip Securities’ flagship trading platform and this year sees the introduction of POEMS 2.0 which is the improved version with advanced features and tools. To allow more investors to experience this new platform, Phillip Securities is proud to bring the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge to the masses, which was previously only open to tertiary students in Singapore for over 7 years.

Open to the general public in Asia and the region, the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge will appeal to savvy investors as well as those new to trading because participants can choose to take part through either a virtual account or through their ‘live’ Phillip Margin accounts. Phillip Securities is also partnering with Macquarie Securities in Singapore for the ‘Warrant Challenge’ category.

The POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge was officially launched on 11th January during the POEMS 1Q14 Market Outlook Seminar, held in Singapore, by Mr Luke Lim, Head of Corporate Development, Phillip Securities who declared this year’s Stock Challenge to be “bigger, better and more exciting!” and encouraged the 300-strong audience to register on the day itself.

The competition period for the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge is from 3rd March until 30th May, with total prizes worth over S$ 130,000. Each participant gets a starter kit worth over S$ 200 upon successful registration with trading tools sponsored by ShareInvestor, Shares Investment, ChartNexus, iBillionaire, Recognia and Your Trading Edge magazine to help kick start their trading and investment journey. As a way to educate young investors, Phillip Securities and selected Community Sponsors will run a series of educational seminars that participants can attend for free.

The Phillip-Macquarie Warrant Challenge which offers $ 30,000 in regular cash prizes over the course of the 3 months gives participants the additional option to play the challenge via the mobile phone app TradeHero. The app will have features to help participants with the warrant selection process and also receive instant notifications of the trades that warrant experts are making on the Challenge.

To further encourage more interaction from the professionals, there are 4 appointed spokespeople for the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge – Joshua Tan, Head of Phillip Securities Research; Kenneth Koh, Markets & Equities Analyst, Phillip Securities Research; Collin Seow and Robin Ho, both who are Top Tier Traders and Remisiers with Phillip Securities. Participants and traders in general are encouraged to join in the discussion with these spokespeople using the hashtag #poems2 via social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Making the competition more exciting is the PhillipCapital Grand Lucky Draw, which is running concurrently with the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge. By joining the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge, participants get a chance to win the Grand Lucky Draw Prize* of a brand new Mazda 6 worth S$ 90,000*.

For more information on the POEMS 2.0 Stock Challenge and the PhillipCapital Grand Lucky Draw, please visit http://www.poems.com.sg/stockchallenge.

*Terms and conditions apply.

About PhillipCapital

Established in 1975, PhillipCapital is an integrated financial institution which offers a full range of quality and innovative financial services to retail, corporate and institutional customers. Our comprehensive suite of financial services include fund management, unit trusts, insurance planning, investment research and broking in bonds, securities, futures, contacts for difference, foreign exchange, precious metals and commodities. Institutions can also benefit from our corporate finance and advisory services as well as information technology solutions.

With more than 3500 employees globally, our assets under management worldwide totals more than USD 18 Billion with shareholders’ funds in excess of USD 1 Billion.

Today, we operate in the financial hubs of 16 countries, with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Australia and USA. Our companies include Phillip Securities, Phillip Securities Research, Phillip Futures, Phillip Financial, Phillip Capital Management, Phillip Japan Fund Management, CyberQuote, Phillip Private Equity, Phillip Trading, IFS Capital Limited and ECICS Limited.

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