PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - Chirpify, the only platform for in-stream commerce on Twitter, today announced it is expanding its platform by enabling in-stream commerce on Instagram. The company also announced that Bogs footwear, Fearless Records, creators of KONY 2012 Invisible Children, actress and singer Kat Graham, tattoo artist Kat Von D, KEEN footwear, social impact digital communications agency Love Social, hip hop artists Meek Mill and Wale, and others will be launching their Chirpify social commerce campaigns on both Intstagram and Twitter in the coming days. You can find quotes from these Chirpify launch partners at the bottom of this press release.
Chirpify for Instagram is the only way that businesses and consumers can buy, sell, donate and exchange funds on and without ever leaving Instagram, turning comments into immediate in-stream transactions. 40 percent of the world's most popular brands are on Intagram, and between Twitter and Instagram, there are about 250 million people and brands that can utilize Chirpify for in-store and online purchases, donations, exchanging funds and much more.
"Today Chirpify took another step to decentralize commerce and payments across all streams from any device, whether a mobile phone or desktop computer," said Chirpify CEO Chris Teso. "If people can't buy it in-stream it's not social commerce. It's advertising. We turn attention re-routing advertising into high value in-stream transactions. We're the only company truly doing social commerce."
How Chirpify for Instagram Works
Selling and fundraising with Chirpify on Instagram is easy. Sellers and fundraisers can create a listing directly from within the Instagram app. To sell within Instagram all they need to do is post a photo and set the initial comment to "#InstaSale $amount" and Chirpify will automatically create a listing that people can transact with by commenting back. Fundraisers can list requests for donations by setting the initial comment to "#InstaFund $amount." Chirpify will post back a comment on the photo that instructs followers how to purchase.
Consumers use Chirpify to securely connect their Instagram and PayPal accounts, and once linked, comment on an Instagram post to transact with "buy" or "donate." Chirpify then sends a secure download or receipt via email.
To see a video of how Chirpify for Instagram works, go to www.chirpify.com.
Quotes From Launch Partners
"Twitter and Instagram are key components of our social program, and Chirpify will make it easy to integrate promotions. We're really looking forward to using Chirpify to merge our social and e-commerce efforts." -- Eric King, Marketing Coordinator at KEEN
"Solution based technology like Chirpify allows organizations and charities to eliminate barriers around donations to effectively reach their advocacy goals." -- Azita Ardakani, CEO of www.lovesocial.org
Chirpify (www.chirpify.com) is a seamless payment system for social commerce. With full integration to PayPal, Chirpify enables businesses, politicians and non-profits to buy, sell, donate and exchange funds on and without ever leaving Twitter or Instagram, turning tweets and comments into immediate in-stream transactions. Based in Portland, Oregon, the Chirpify platform is the only social commerce system to offer direct monetization. The company also recently introduced its Chirpify Social Storefront, which enables people, companies, politicians and non-profits to sell items or raise money from any Web destination. To learn more about Chirpify and begin sending or receiving payments today, visit www.chirpify.com.