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Currency Notes Can Be Super Spreader of Novel Coronavirus 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- At a time when various governments and health bodies are still figuring out the different modes of transmission of novel coronavirus 2019, there are some spelled out precautions for which there is a universal consensus, says HexGn research. One of them is to avoid contact with the objects, people, surfaces, et all.

The option of isolation at home is not possible as people still need to buy food or step out for essential purchases, and in places where it is business as usual, nearly unavoidable. Financial transactions cannot be avoided whatever be the case, coins, paper money, ATM, card swipe machines, and even plastic cards, therefore pose a risk in such circumstances. It is no longer a debate about cashless economy, contactless is the way ahead.

Currency notes, coins, and plastic cards, due to its frequent circulation in daily life as a medium of exchange, could get easily contaminated by this Coronavirus. Previous studies across the United States, China, India, and other countries (Sharma and Sumbali, 2014) have revealed that 70-94 percent of banknotes and coins harbor various bacteria and viruses on the surface, even currency counting machines were harboring deadly pathogens. If this was not enough, another study by Kramer et al. in 2006, using laboratory simulations, concluded that bacteria and viruses could survive on the surface of banknotes or coins from one to thirteen days.

Avoiding currency notes and coins may not be enough; plastic cards and card swipe machines, too, may not be immune from contamination. Cards are never cleaned and the user needs to punch in the PIN on the payment terminal, which may not be disinfected after every usage. Professor Eike Steinmann at the Faculty of Medicine at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany has published a new analysis in The Journal of Hospital Infection. Professor Steinmann, by analyzing data from different types of Coronavirus, has concluded that many strains can live on surfaces such as glass, plastic, or metal, for up to nine days.

Governments and public health organizations can proactively educate people to use contactless payments systems that facilitate payment using digital wallets, QR code scan, or point and pay.

According to HexGn Research, contactless payments are a part of the FinTech sector, which attracted $46 billion in investments, 10 percent of it made into ventures specializing in payment systems and wallets. This could increase dramatically, as governments look for the immediate adoption of contactless payments being offered by existing players. This will lead to further fundraising to strengthen backend systems and onboarding new consumers. New players will also enter the payments and wallet segment, looking at the possible boom.

"To stem infection early on, it has become imperative for Governments to not only adopt but actively encourage the usage of contactless payments & transactions. This will provide a safer transaction option as we continue to fight with this novel Coronavirus," says Alex Kong, Founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based FinTech Unicorn, TNG Wallet.

Payments and Digital wallet companies could help in reducing the spread of Novel Coronavirus 2019 and embolden global health bodies in stemming this tide with minimal damage.

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After, Inc. launches QuickReg 2.0 with additional benefits for Manufacturers and their Customers

NORWALK, Conn. -- After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty Marketing and Analytics Solutions since 2005, just announced the launch of QuickReg(TM) 2.0, the next iteration of its smart registration solution. QuickReg(TM), launched in March 2019, helps manufacturers drive higher registration rates by making product registration quick, easy and convenient for consumers through their preferred channel of choice.

"Our research has shown that there are four reasons for low product registration rates," says Nate Baldwin, CEO of After, Inc. "First, current registration processes are not convenient for consumers. Consumers won't do it if it's manual, time-consuming and requires multiple steps. Second, registration must happen right away, when consumers first get their products, or it won't happen at all. Third, with CCPA and the additional consumer data protection legislation happening across the country, registration solutions must give consumers control over their data and how it is used. And finally, although consumers are more willing than ever to share their data, they must feel they are getting value in return. QuickReg incorporates all of these requirements."

QuickReg(TM) initially offered two ways for customers to register their products. They could send the model number via text to a specified phone number, or take a picture of the model number and send it via text or email. This would launch an automated process where QuickReg(TM) would engage the customer in a two-way discussion, verify their personal information, and complete the registration process in a few simple steps.

QuickReg(TM) 2.0 gives consumers an additional option. They can scan a QR code or RFID tag on the manufacturer's product box, with the model number embedded.

"A majority of manufacturers are moving towards using QR codes and RFID tags for product identification, so we have enhanced QuickReg to accept it," says Baldwin. "We are excited about QuickReg's added functionality and the convenience it provides to manufacturers and their customers."

To learn more about QuickReg(TM) and demo the solution for your organization, you can visit: http://afterinc.com/home/quickreg-smart-product-registration/.

About After, Inc.

After, Inc. (www.afterinc.com) is a global leader in the Warranty Services industry. Its predictive analytics, data-driven marketing strategies, reporting and program administration are second to none. After, Inc. has partnered with some of the world's top brands to help transform their warranty businesses, driving customer satisfaction post-purchase, higher product reliability, deeper brand equity and additional revenue / profit opportunities. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn. and with offices in New York City, After, Inc. is part of EPIC Insurance Group, a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm with 1,300 employees across the United States.

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Award-Winning Bay Area Nonprofit Now Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Donations through BitPay

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the award-winning nonprofit that has been studied for its proven benefits to student learning, health, and social-emotional skills of over 2,000 low-income youth, has partnered with blockchain technology and design firm Totem Block and BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to become an early adopter in accepting cryptocurrency donations.

Cryptocurrency can provide a tax relief option and local end-of-year charitable giving opportunity for donors. Though 2% of all donations to charity-billions of dollars in the U.S.-in 2018 were made in cryptocurrency, very few nonprofits are able to accept cryptocurrency donations, and fewer still in the Bay Area, though it is the top location for cryptocurrency holdings worldwide. AmericaSCORES Bay Area's digital donation platform, implemented by Totem Block, steps into the gap and connects high net worth donors to actual impact and change in their communities.

AmericaSCORES has several programs with proven benefits to the health, social-emotional well being, and academic and creative skills of its youth. SCORES' after-school programs train kids to write poetry, play soccer, and go out into their communities to perform service projects. AmericaSCORES also funds the building of soccer fields in urban spaces, giving kids a green place to play.

Accepting cryptocurrency donations through BitPay helps SCORES keep going with their mission of empowering "poet-athletes" to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged and collaborative students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

AmericaSCORES has been named a 2019 RWJF Sports Award Finalist, one of only 12 in the country. This award recognizes professional teams, individuals and organizations that strengthen and serve communities through sport. It was named a 2019 Presidents Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Community Leader. This honor was given to only 31 organizations or individuals. AmericaSCORES is 1 of 15 organizations to be recognized as a "Best Practice Honoree" from the Library of Congress for their unique literacy and poetry program.

"As blockchain payments continue to move mainstream, we are seeing an increase in donations from the crypto community to valuable causes like SCORES," said Bill Zielke, CMO at BitPay. "In accepting cryptocurrency donations through BitPay, SCORES can broaden its donor base who want to make donations using cryptocurrency while receiving settlements in US dollars."

The customer makes the donation and BitPay verifies the funds and accepts the Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash or Ether. SCORES has the option to take Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether or US Dollars or a split. If SCORES chooses to take 100% fiat currency, the US Dollars are deposited into their bank account the next business day minus a 1% fee BitPay charges for the entire process. This fee is significantly less than the fees charged by credit cards, allowing organizations to keep a larger percentage of overall donations.

"The ways in which people transact financially is changing, which means that philanthropy is also changing," said CEO of AmericaSCORES Bay Area Colin Schmidt. "Accepting Bitcoin is a natural next step as a greater number of people use it. Two percent of donations in 2018 were made using cryptocurrency, which may not seem like a lot until you think about the scale of philanthropy-hundreds of billions of dollars. We want to show that there are many ways to use cryptocurrency, which can practically benefit both an organization and a donor through transparency, securely and easily through a partner like Bitpay."

CEO of Totem, Jackie Morck adds, "We're proud to partner with America SCORES to help them implement all the technology they need to accept cryptocurrencies, and reach the right audiences in the industry. After implementing a donation portal, we've partnered with BitPay for its easy set-up, long-standing reputation, and history of working with nonprofits. We're happy to help America SCORES be innovators in their field and provide more options for donors through using this exciting new technology."

About America SCORES

Since 2001, SCORES has been delivering joyful learning opportunities to Bay Area children, giving students the support, skills, and confidence to meet new challenges and chart their own futures. Its mission is to empower its "poet-athletes" to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged and collaborative students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. AmericaSCORES delivers free, accessible after school youth development programs that combine soccer, poetry and service learning. It has programs in San Francisco, Oakland, Daly City, San Rafael, Hayward, and Redwood City schools. For more information visit https://www.americascoresbayarea.org/.

About BitPay

Founded in 2011, BitPay is the pioneer and the most experienced company in Bitcoin and blockchain payments. Its suite of products enables businesses to send and receive cross border payments, also enabling consumers to manage digital assets with the BitPay Wallet and turn digital assets into dollars with the BitPay Prepaid Visa(r) Card. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $70 million from leading investors including Founders Fund, Index Ventures and Aquiline Technology Growth. For more information visit https://bitpay.com.

About Totem

Totem is a blockchain technology and design firm that partners with clients to build creative, cutting-edge development solutions for forward-thinking companies. Totem uses diverse experience in vertical industries, specialized technology insights, and world-class ecosystem to create blockchain applications that are real, viable, and innovative. For more information visit https://totem.vegas/.

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Fanplayr Opens Latin American Headquarters in Mexico City

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Fanplayr, a leader in targeted ecommerce conversion solutions, announced it has opened a new corporate hub in Mexico City. Located in the prestigious Polanco district, Fanplayr's headquarters for Latin America (LATAM) has been in operation since September.

Fanplayr CEO Simon Yencken explains, "With our new LATAM offices, we are bringing the concept of behavioral analysis to one of the 10 largest ecommerce markets. We are thrilled to offer positive changes to the region with the strength of Fanplayr's platform, exceptional customer service, and results that have been consistently above expectations."

Led by Mariano Tripiciano, Managing Director Latin America, the new office is strategically located for business relations with key countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Its close proximity to Fanplayr headquarters in California makes Mexico City an ideal location.

Tripiciano began his career as an entrepreneur in Argentina, but also has lived and worked in England, America and Italy. He joined Fanplayr in 2013, where he successfully led the Italian business in opening the Milan office, covering first the position of Head of Operations and then VP Europe. Tripiciano then started to follow the South American market by establishing contacts with important customers.

"We realized long ago that the Mexican market was receptive, but we were trying to manage everything centrally from Italy with limited local support," said Tripiciano. "With a critical mass of business in the region, the time has come to open a new, much more functional office to best serve our customers."

In South America, Fanplayr has already established contacts with important local businesses in a wide variety of capacities, as well as collaborations with major media centers and agencies.

In this first phase, Mariano will be joined by Saúl Corral Rodríguez, Sales Director. With his 15 years of experience in the South American market, Rodríguez will help Fanplayr reach out to the most promising companies. In the second phase of expansion, the goal is further growth of the team with the addition of new functions to fully serve all customers.

"I know South American companies and their business models, but I was surprised with how quickly they have understood the potential of working with Fanplayr," adds Saúl Corral Rodríguez. "They know that we are an excellent ally and the perfect tool to optimize their investments."

About Fanplayr

Founded in 2011 in Palo Alto, California, Fanplayr has received more than $8 million in funding. The senior management team is comprised of successful serial entrepreneurs with multiple technology IPOs behind them. Today, it employs 30 people worldwide and has a fast-growing sales network in Europe, North America, Latin America and APAC. Fanplayr's mission is to make online user behavioral data effectively and measurably actionable. Fanplayr is a leader in real-time segmentation solutions and helps its customers customize their relationships with their users by making each session unique.

Fanplayr improves the conversion rate of its customers' sites by improving performance across all sources of paid and organic traffic, both managed and self-service. Fanplayr is the ideal tool for media agencies and direct customers in the fields of travel, telecommunications, automotive, fashion, retail, finance, insurance, energy utilities and electronic retail.

Learn more at https://www.fanplayr.com/.

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Fanplayr is Creating Better Consumer and Provider Experiences by Making E-commerce Behavioral Data Actionable in Real Time

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Fanplayr, the leader in targeted, real-time e-commerce conversion solutions, announced today the creation of a focused system of software providing real-time, actionable behavioral data, called Behavioral Data Hub. The precision of this new, more focused digital solution helps buyers and sellers, in addition to clients and service providers, by delivering on the promise of greater productivity in the rapidly evolving world of e-commerce.

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent globally in attracting visitors and trying to get them to return. But only a tiny fraction of that, as little as one percent, is spent on the "last mile," converting those visitors to customers or clients, or optimizing the value created for those already "converted," namely, existing customers or clients. As e-commerce continues to disrupt the modern brick-and-mortar retail model, it is evident that more awareness needs to be brought to this key aspect of digital interaction with the customer.

"Tackling this new last-mile problem requires focus and precision. By utilizing Behavioral Data Hub, productivity is increased, translating into shared tangible benefits, better returns on digital investments on one side of the market, and greater satisfaction on the other," states Simon Yencken, founder and CEO of Fanplayr.

When considering the typical sales funnel, the crucial last mile for e-commerce is unwittingly reduced to relative insignificance. Unfortunately, this inattention has held back innovation for the customer conversion stage.

"With Behavioral Data Hub, Fanplayr has both identified and addressed the requisite details of making this conversion stage work better, for consumers and for providers of products and services," says Derek Adelman, VP Asia Pacific, Co-Founder of Fanplayr.

Fanplayr's Behavioral Data Hub is software that is both rich and responsive, not depending on static demographic data, instead relying on real-time, actionable behavioral data. Intelligent software that guides the final stage of the consumer decision process can have significant impacts on these conversion rates. Increasing a conversion rate from 2 percent to 3 percent represents a massive 50 percent gain for the seller.

By collecting rich and relevant data at the conversion stage, creating real time and productive classifications of website visitors, along with real-time segmentation leading to action options that are productive for visitors, Fanplayr's Behavioral Data Hub permits careful, targeted experimentation and efficient learning. Employing this software system improves ongoing customer and client interactions.

"Behavioral Data Hub also addresses a looming problem for the digital world: individual privacy. European regulators have already begun to act on increasing concerns for the protection of demographic and personal characteristic data that fundamentally erodes privacy. Fanplayr recognizes that an approach based on more precise behavioral data, not necessarily tied to fundamental personal identities, delivers productive digital interactions and transactions with greater privacy protection. Such an approach is a better way forward for everyone," Yencken affirms.

About Fanplayr:

Fanplayr is the leader in targeted real-time e-commerce conversion solutions. By harnessing the power of Big Data, Fanplayr's 'Smart & Targeted Conversions' enables marketers to identify, profile and target visitors with customized offers in real-time during the shopping experience. Fanplayr is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

More information is available at https://www.fanplayr.com/.

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Yoodlize Launches New App for People to Rent Out Their Stuff

PROVO, Utah -- Yoodlize, a Provo-based startup, has launched a rental platform that allows people to easily find and rent all types of items from other users of the app. The Yoodlize app also provides a safe and convenient peer-to-peer rental transaction system for individuals who want to earn money renting out their things to people in their local communities.

"We've had a very positive reception of our app since our soft launch this summer," said Jason Fairourne, founder and CEO of Yoodlize. "People are downloading the app and loving it - and it will only get better as we get more users."

Several companies like Airbnb, Neighbor, Uber, and Turo have emerged over the past few years and established a strong market for collaborative consumption businesses. Yoodlize expands the peer-to-peer rental model from houses and cars to all the rest of the things we own.

Since its launch in June, Yoodlize has already seen a flurry of user activity. Some of the most popular items currently being rented on the platform are sporting goods like camping gear, canoes, bikes, and paddleboards. Other popular items include bounce houses, motorcycles, electronics, and tools.

"People have added hundreds of items for rent, and the number of listings is growing every day," said Fairbourne. "It's an open marketplace, so the only limit on what you can find is people's creativity."

Part of Fairbourne's inspiration for Yoodlize was the sheer volume of things that go unused. Homes, garages, and storage units are full of people's unused items collecting dust. For many Yoodlize users, being able to make better use of items that would otherwise sit idle is a major selling point.

Yoodlize was designed to make the peer-to-peer rental process as seamless and secure as possible. For example, all items on Yoodlize are automatically insured up to $2000, so users can earn cash renting out high-value items worry-free.

Riding a wave of powerful trends like minimalism and society's growing preference for experiences over things, the Yoodlize platform is primed to grow exponentially and revolutionize the way people "Yoodlize" their stuff.

About Yoodlize:
Yoodlize is a peer-to-peer rental platform for just about anything. Yoodlize makes it easy for individuals to list and rent out their things to people in their local area. Owners earn extra cash putting their otherwise unused things to work, and renters get affordable access to an almost limitless catalog of items and experiences.

The Yoodlize app is available for free download on iOS, Android, and at the Yoodlize website, https://www.yoodlize.com

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Goodbye checks and wires! Ablii now offers payments to businesses in the U.S. and Canada

TORONTO, Ontario -- Ablii by nanopay, a self-service online payments platform for businesses, is proud to announce its expansion into the U.S. market. Now businesses can send domestic payments in the U.S. and Canada, and cross-border payments between the two countries.

About Ablii:
nanopay Corporation launched Ablii in summer 2019 to replace traditional payment methods, such as checks and wires. While banks offer some services for large corporations, there are limited options for smaller businesses.

Ablii aims to fill this void in the market and offer features that businesses are looking for, such as low-cost payments, automated updates to online accounting software, and management controls.

* Send low-cost payments: Businesses can make domestic payments for only $0.75 and cross-border payments for only $5.00, per transaction, making it one of the most affordable options on the market. Competitive exchange rates, plus no sign up or monthly fees, lets business owners try the service risk-free.

* Sync with accounting software: Manual data entry and reconciliation is time consuming and costly. With Ablii, it's easy to upload invoices from Quickbooks(tm) Online. Once payments are completed, Ablii will automatically mark that invoice as paid within Quickbooks(tm) Online.

* Streamline workflow: Ablii lets business owners delegate payables processing by adding employees and setting access controls. Unlike traditional online banking services, business owners can maintain full visibility and approval of the payment without the burden of processing the payment themselves.

Laurence Cooke, Founder and CEO of nanopay Corporation, believes that reform rarely starts at the top, but rather percolates from consumers demanding better options. "Every industry has changed drastically, except for payments. They are slow, risky, and expensive. How can you track a pizza to the nearest meter, but not know where your money is at a given moment? It's time for a change."

According to a recent study by Payments Canada, "more than 80% of small businesses want more payment options." It's time to give the businesses what they want.

Business owners can sign up today at https://ablii.com/, and follow news impacting small-to-medium sized businesses on Ablii's LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

With North America covered, Ablii looks to soon expand into other international markets to offer an affordable alternative for international payments.

About nanopay Corporation:
Founded in 2013, nanopay is a global payments technology company based in Toronto, offering payment and liquidity management products for businesses and banks. We offer businesses a cost-effective and secure way to send cross-border payments, and offer banks and their corporate clients a real-time intercompany liquidity solution to unlock trapped capital. Built on Centralized Ledger Technology (CLT), our platform delivers a high level of performance and resilience improving the visibility and security of payments. nanopay's long term mission is to lead the world's transition to digital cash, or offer the infrastructure to enable what's more commonly known as Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). To learn more about nanopay, visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

Learn more: https://nanopay.net/ and https://ablii.com/

For inquiries, please contact: pr@nanopay.net.

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Goodbye checks and wires! Ablii now offers payments to businesses in the U.S. and Canada

TORONTO, Ontario -- Ablii by nanopay, a self-service online payments platform for businesses, is proud to announce its expansion into the U.S. market. Now businesses can send domestic payments in the U.S. and Canada, and cross-border payments between the two countries.

About Ablii:
nanopay Corporation launched Ablii in summer 2019 to replace traditional payment methods, such as checks and wires. While banks offer some services for large corporations, there are limited options for smaller businesses.

Ablii aims to fill this void in the market and offer features that businesses are looking for, such as low-cost payments, automated updates to online accounting software, and management controls.

* Send low-cost payments: Businesses can make domestic payments for only $0.75 and cross-border payments for only $5.00, per transaction, making it one of the most affordable options on the market. Competitive exchange rates, plus no sign up or monthly fees, lets business owners try the service risk-free.

* Sync with accounting software: Manual data entry and reconciliation is time consuming and costly. With Ablii, it's easy to upload invoices from Quickbooks(tm) Online. Once payments are completed, Ablii will automatically mark that invoice as paid within Quickbooks(tm) Online.

* Streamline workflow: Ablii lets business owners delegate payables processing by adding employees and setting access controls. Unlike traditional online banking services, business owners can maintain full visibility and approval of the payment without the burden of processing the payment themselves.

Laurence Cooke, Founder and CEO of nanopay Corporation, believes that reform rarely starts at the top, but rather percolates from consumers demanding better options. "Every industry has changed drastically, except for payments. They are slow, risky, and expensive. How can you track a pizza to the nearest meter, but not know where your money is at a given moment? It's time for a change."

According to a recent study by Payments Canada, "more than 80% of small businesses want more payment options." It's time to give the businesses what they want.

Business owners can sign up today at https://ablii.com/, and follow news impacting small-to-medium sized businesses on Ablii's LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

With North America covered, Ablii looks to soon expand into other international markets to offer an affordable alternative for international payments.

About nanopay Corporation:
Founded in 2013, nanopay is a global payments technology company based in Toronto, offering payment and liquidity management products for businesses and banks. We offer businesses a cost-effective and secure way to send cross-border payments, and offer banks and their corporate clients a real-time intercompany liquidity solution to unlock trapped capital. Built on Centralized Ledger Technology (CLT), our platform delivers a high level of performance and resilience improving the visibility and security of payments. nanopay's long term mission is to lead the world's transition to digital cash, or offer the infrastructure to enable what's more commonly known as Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). To learn more about nanopay, visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

Learn more: https://nanopay.net/ and https://ablii.com/

For inquiries, please contact: pr@nanopay.net.

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ShopMyCause Launches in Virginia to Power Investment in Local Communities

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- ShopMyCause, a socially conscious e-commerce start-up, has launched in Virginia this month with a unique model that connects local businesses and customers to raise money for community organizations serving kids.

Tech innovator Chris Martin is initially targeting the shopping platform (https://shopmycause.org) to serve three key Virginia markets: Greater Richmond, northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

"ShopMyCause is a socially conscious e-commerce startup working to give consumers and businesses more options to connect in ways that power investment back into our communities," said Martin, a Richmond resident with 25 years of experience in technology and finance.

"As parents we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the educators, coaches, and other caretakers who invest their love and energy to help our children learn and grow. It is essential we continue to use technology creatively to expand options for the business community to funnel more funding to these heroes, so all our children are given the opportunities they deserve."

This new online shopping platform helps local businesses by promoting their goods and services to community parents and other supporters. ShopMyCause is currently engaging businesses who are interested in attracting new customers while making a positive impact. These businesses craft offers that are listed on the site with a percentage of each sale going to support youth focused organizations.

"Businesses are asked all the time for money to support worthy causes. Unfortunately, it is typically hard for them to see whether their financial support is helping their bottom line. This limits what they are willing to invest."

Chris expands on the benefits of the concept: "The ShopMyCause platform creates a much stronger link to real business results. When doing good translates directly to more business, it opens up entirely new possibilities."

Schools, PTAs, athletic teams, nonprofits, and others are partnering with ShopMyCause to offer their boards, parents, and fundraising teams the platform. Where other national businesses typically give only a small percentage, ShopMyCause works with caring local businesses and targets a much higher rate so customers' collective purchases make a big impact. Local businesses support local organizations so both the businesses and kids gain.

"We are excited about our partnership with ShopMyCause," said Ingrid Aardahl, owner of Balanced Yoga, a community business in Burke, Virginia. "This allows us to serve new customers while giving back to the local schools and other organizations helping kids. It makes sense for our business and is more aligned with our values than other marketing we've done in the past."

ShopMyCause is currently focused on expanding its presence in the Greater Richmond, northern Virginia and Hampton Roads markets in the coming months and will be moving into other Virginia markets and beyond in 2020.

Individuals interested in learning more about how this platform could support a business or nonprofit should contact Chris Martin at chris@shopmycause.org or visit the website at https://shopmycause.org.

About ShopMyCause:
ShopMyCause, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia is a socially conscious eCommerce startup working to give consumers and businesses more options to connect in ways that power investment back into local communities. ShopMyCause is dedicated to improving children's lives by increasing funding for organizations serving kids. The business is applying the power of the internet and social media to revolutionize online shopping and reimagine how organizations think about fundraising.

Founder Chris Martin decided to develop the company after serving 25 years in the banking and technology sector where his focus was on developing new innovations that improve customers' financial lives. ShopMyCause is committed to scaling its business throughout Virginia and is currently focused on the Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Hampton Roads markets.

Website: https://shopmycause.org
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Capacity LLC Launches New Online Client Portal for Improved Fulfillment Tracking and Reporting

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Capacity LLC, trusted leaders in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and EDI solutions, has launched a revitalized online portal to serve its clients. Reimagined from the ground up as a way for brand managers and executives to monitor their fulfillment activity, Capacity's development team put user experience at the heart of the redesign. Improved architecture and a more intuitive interface make the system simple for clients to navigate, while custom Tableau-based reporting presents key account data in an easily digestible format.

The portal is also optimized for mobile devices, giving busy executives access to their accounts even when they're on the move.

Visibility of order processing and fulfillment performance is increasingly important in today's data-driven supply chain environment. Identifying potential issues and responding to them quickly can be the difference between a lifelong customer or one who's lost forever when problems go unresolved. Capacity's new client portal gives managers instant access to the data they need to make crucial decisions and act on customer concerns in a timely manner.

"This upgrade to our Client Center portal is as important an upgrade as our transition to the Salesforce Service Cloud," says Capacity's Vice President of Client Services, Darren Lavelle. "It enhances the transparency of our partnerships with the exceptional brands we serve and delivers customized, scalable solutions as we continue to grow together."

The new client portal launch, taken together with a new state-of-the-art facility opening in 2020 and Capacity's best-in-class technology partners, demonstrates the company's commitment to providing clients with premium order fulfillment services that deliver brand promises and delight their customers.

About Capacity LLC:

Since 1999, Capacity LLC has offered expert order fulfillment services, warehousing, value-added services, and technology solutions. Capacity provides a bicoastal fulfillment solution from four facilities in North Brunswick, NJ, and a fifth in City of Industry, CA. These strategic locations allow for reduced transit times, cost-effective shipping, and more flexible transportation solutions. All facilities are close to the major ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Newark/New York.

Capacity also has well-developed infrastructure serving the European market, with fulfillment operations in Lyon, France and a facility near London's Gatwick Airport, in partnership with Yusen Logistics subsidiary ILG. The company provides domestic and international distribution to companies of all sizes, from startups to globally renowned brands.

Learn more at: https://www.capacityllc.com/

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