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Selz Releases New Innovative Shopping Cart

(PRWEB) July 31, 2014

Selz is already helping thousands of creators and web entrepreneurs to make money online with its simple to use hosted ecommerce solution for digital downloads, physical products or services.

Selz has now launched a shopping cart app to extend its functionality further and to allow customers to buy multiple products in one order.

“Sellers and their customers love the simplicity of using Selz from their existing blog or website. A shopping cart was one of the most requested features”.

“Cart abandonment is a major industry problem with almost two thirds of shopping carts never completed. The challenge has been develop a cart that maximizes conversions and reduces abandoned sales without a customer registering. We think our shopping cart achieves this, with its quick, simple, frictionless checkout. Plus if a customer abandons their cart, the Selz shopping cart keeps track of any unpurchased items left in the cart. A returning customer can then continue their order from where they left off without needing to register first. This helps reduce the number of abandoned sales and increases sales” said Geoff Austin, CMO at Selz.

“We think the Selz shopping cart is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a hassle free way to sell online without the normal technical or banking issues.”

The shopping cart can be added to any website, blog or WordPress site just by copying and pasting a snippet of code. Designed to look perfect on any smartphone or tablet, the Selz checkout works beautifully no matter the device the customer uses.

The shopping cart is one of a growing number of free and premium apps that extend the Selz functionality and are now available within the Selz app store. Popular apps include free integration with MailChimp and AWeber, as well as a premium PayPal app for giving buyers the choice of paying using PayPal or a credit card.

What makes Selz different from other ecommerce solutions is its ease of use. In the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, you can be selling with a professional online store or shopping cart within your existing website or blog.

It’s free to sign up to Selz and there are no monthly commitments; you simply pay a small fee when you make a sale which covers using the platform as well as any credit card or PayPal transaction costs.

To learn more about Selz, visit Selz.com.

About Selz

Selz was founded to make it easy for web entrepreneurs, creators and small business owners to sell securely online from any website or blog without any technical knowledge. Selz is the perfect choice for anyone wanting a seriously simple and affordable way to sell online.


Personal Shopping Services in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014

Over the past five years, consumers have been searching for higher quality and more personalized customer care, which increasing disposable income has allowed them to pay for it. Consumers overwhelmed by an abundance of clothing choices, or too busy to shop for themselves, have sought to outsource their shopping to professionals who specialize in style consultations, wardrobe edits and a variety of other specialty shopping services. Economic recovery has brought with it a decreasing unemployment rate and increased consumer spending, giving the Personal Shopping Services industry a 4.1% boost to $ 761.7 million over the five years to 2014.

According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Kahn, “Personal shoppers face fierce competition for their discretionary, often luxury, services.” Due to the personalized and time consuming nature of the services, the lack of universally recognized credentials and the minimal start-up costs, the industry has become crowded and fragmented. Over the past five years, employment has increased at an average annual rate of 4.0%. Additionally, department stores competing for customer satisfaction and loyalty have been contending with personal shoppers, providing their own stylists that offer many of the same services for free. Facing this competition, revenue is expected to increase at a slightly lower 3.9% rate in 2014.

A new form of competition is being perfected in the form of online services and mobile apps. “Personal shoppers are expected to struggle to compete with webpages that use algorithms and predictive analytics, extracting information from consumers’ personal spending habits to determine patterns and predict future trends,” says Kahn. As the percentage of services conducted online increases and shifts to mobile devices, new apps are expected to emerge, providing networks of stylists available through in-app messaging systems.

Setting themselves apart from department store stylists, e-commerce webpages and mobile apps, personal shoppers are expected to expand their clientele by offering lower-cost services to lower-income consumers or specialize in a more niche market. Over the next five years, revenue is expected to continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate, as post-financial-crisis consumers consider lower-cost alternatives to satisfy their personal shopping needs.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Personal Shopping Services in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Operators in the Personal Shopping Services in the US industry provide personal shopping services. Personal shoppers assist individuals by purchasing items on their behalf, suggesting items to purchase and providing style assistance. Personal shoppers employed by department stores (IBISWorld report 45211) and e-commerce sites (report 45411a) are not included in this industry. Personal shoppers serving corporations only are also not included in this industry.

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Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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