Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, Travel and Tourism

Kazzit Announces Highest Quarterly Usership Growth to Date

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Kazzit, the wine industry's most all-inclusive online community, has announced a bullish end of the year in terms of company growth. The fourth quarter of 2016 showed a 30 percent increase in unique visitors over Q3, and a 400 percent increase over the previous year. These results were fueled by a recently refreshed design, enhanced content and search capabilities, the launch of the Kazzit mobile app, and international expansion into 17 new countries.

In just three months, Kazzit has surpassed its established competitors in traffic and engagement according to global website rankings (*see NOTE 1). With over 50K unique users and 124K page views per month, Kazzit is now ranked at 342K globally, with a domestic ranking of 68K in the United States - a major feat for a wine-tourism website.

Still 100 percent free to consumers, wine lovers and curious epicurean travelers use Kazzit's dynamic search capability to seek out specific wineries, discover new ones based on region or preferences (i.e., wineries that specialize in specific varieties or styles), and also to find the perfect winery setting for events like weddings, corporate retreats, and educational seminars.

This micro-level of personalization to consumer search demand has positioned Kazzit as a leader in wine consumer data - a benefit that Kazzit's winery partners are beginning to capitalize on at a B2B level. Aside from the user reviews, Kazzit's elastic, open-ended search capabilities have unlocked an unprecedented amount of data that partner wineries can access; for example, the trendiest wine style in the month of September, the most popular types of winery events in the Finger Lakes, the demographic most likely to seek out white wine in winter, or the most searched wine regions overall. Founder Babak Motamedi has plans to publish some of this data in a regular quarterly industry report launching in 2017.

No single platform has ever had access to this level of micro-data in the wine industry, and Kazzit is thus poised to take wine marketing to the next level, as boutique wineries find themselves now capable of unlocking a new level of exposure and engagement never before seen. Kazzit's recently launched mobile app has helped facilitate more spontaneous searching on-the-go, and wineries can also now capitalize, publishing timely deals directly to the platform and utilizing Kazzit as a marketing partner arm to help opportunistically attract potential customers nearby.

Since its soft-launch in 2014, Kazzit now has a database of over 10,000 wineries (over 9,000 more than its closest competitor) across North & South America, Europe, Africa and Australia, and surpassed 60,000 unique users last month (adding 600+ per day on average). With its 92/100 Google experience ranking, wine lovers and industry insiders alike are drawn to Kazzit for its ease of use, online reservation system, detailed winery information and reviews, and educational wine blog, written by sommeliers, which is updated almost daily.

Since 2014, the average organic visitor to Kazzit spends over 4 minutes and 7 seconds on the site (58 seconds is the standard), with a return rate of 30-40 percent. Return users average 11.5 minutes on return visits, clicking an average of 8.6 pages deep reading about wineries (a huge number by any digital marketing standard).

About Kazzit:
Kazzit stands out as the world's most comprehensive online winery resource, serving as the ultimate all-inclusive online community, connecting wineries, vineyards, restaurateurs, collectors, sales people and enthusiasts, and helping them share services, products, experiences and consumer applications. Kazzit helps wineries connect with both trade and consumers by providing comprehensive winery profiles, winery ratings, photo galleries, maps, real-time social media updates, upcoming winery events and a means to book wine tastings and plan wine trips all in one place.

The brainchild of Phoenix restaurateur Peter Kasperski and serial entrepreneur Babak Motamedi, Kazzit was founded in February 2014 after the two wine-loving friends grew frustrated at the lack of comprehensive travel planning sites specifically built for wine tourism. The name Kazzit pays tribute to the friendship between founders Motamedi & Kasperski, which had its genesis at Kazimierz Wine Bar near what would become Kazzit's headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Learn more: http://kazzit.com/.

For press inquiries and images, please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles or Alex Fondren at Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.

*(Note 1: According to Alexa.com.)

- LOGO for media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-0914-kazzit-300dpi.jpg

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, Software

Millbrae School District Expands Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration and Assessment

MILLBRAE, Calif. -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Millbrae School District (MSD) to implement the company's Synergy Online Registration and Synergy Assessment solutions, and the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment. MSD is located in San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

These modules will augment the district's current implementation of Synergy Education Platform, which includes Synergy Student Information System, Master Schedule Builder, the ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) web portals and mobile apps, and the TeacherVUE(R) Portal with gradebook. All Synergy modules are fully integrated across the platform and provide real-time information to stakeholders.

"Synergy Online Registration is going to help with accuracy and save us a lot of time," said Frank Lagomarsino, Technology Specialist for MSD. "It will help with our workflow tremendously to have parents and guardians enter the registration information online rather than having our staff input the data manually from hand-written forms. Synergy Assessment, with the Inspect Item Bank, will allow increased control and more choices than the system we previously used to manage assessment data. Furthermore, the Item Bank will help us get up and running sooner than past years. Previously, our students were taking tests on bubble sheets and teachers had to enter each student's score manually into our system. Now students will be taking assessments within the StudentVUE portal and the scores will automatically show up in their teacher's gradebook. The process will be much more streamlined as a result."

"We are pleased to provide these additional Synergy modules to Millbrae School District," said Bob Weathers, Founder & CEO of Edupoint. "With Synergy Online Registration, Synergy Assessment, and the Inspect Item Bank, Millbrae will benefit not only from the greater ease of use that comes with simplified processes, but also from the full integration that enables data to flow seamlessly and in real time between Synergy Education Platform modules from where it is entered to where it needs to go. We look forward to our continued partnership with Millbrae."

About Edupoint Educational Systems:

For over thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically-advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The fully-integrated Synergy(R) Education Platform includes Synergy(R) SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy(R) LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy(R) SE, a comprehensive special education data management system. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support more than 3.5 million students.

More information: http://www.Edupoint.com/.

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Entertainment, Free News Articles, Internet and Websites

Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’ Named Worst Film Ever by FilmSnobbery Survey of Cinema Experts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- With Thanksgiving on the near horizon, FilmSnobbery decided to serve up another type of turkey: in this case, the cinematic variety, with a seasonal celebration of the worst films of all time. And in a survey of approximately 100 filmmakers, critics, historians and performers, the choice for the worst film of all time went to Tommy Wiseau's utterly astonishing 2003 production "The Room."

"In the history of motion pictures, there is nothing like Tommy Wiseau's anti-classic," declared Phil Hall, managing editor at FilmSnobbery.com and author of the books "The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time" and "In Search in Lost Films."

"From the visceral ineptitude of the acting to the utter incoherence of the screenplay to a lethal assault of bizarre imagery to Wiseau's brilliantly ridiculous on-screen persona, 'The Room' takes the cake and the whole bakery, too! It doesn't get better - or badder - than this!"

For the Top 10 Worst Films of All Time, the FilmSnobbery survey came up with these delicious big screen turkeys:

1. "The Room" (2003)
2. "Battlefield Earth" (2000)
3. "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" (2010)
4. "Swept Away" (2002 - the Madonna remake)
5. "Manos: The Hands of Fate" (1966)
6. "Troll 2" (1990)
7. "Howard the Duck" (1986)
8. "Catwoman" (2004)
9. "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959)
10. "Sausage Party" (2016).

The complete list of the FilmSnobbery survey of worst films is available at http://filmsnobbery.com/.

Founded in 2009, FilmSnobbery helps filmmakers promote their work and find their audience. This online resource features original reviews and interviews plus news on festivals and screenings and links to cinematic podcasts.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phil Hall
Of FilmSnobbery
phil.hall@live.com
Phone: 203-870-5676

Twitter: @FilmSnobbery

* PHOTO for media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-1122s2p-wiseau-300dpi.jpg
* Photo caption: Tommy Wiseau in "The Room."

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites

Whiteflash Launches New Mobile First Diamond and Jewelry Website

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Inc., prominent e-tailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have just launched a state-of-the art mobile first website with all new functionality and look and feel. It is the most ambitious advancement in the company's 16 year history of cutting edge e-commerce.

Concurrent with development of the coding to make the site mobile first, Whiteflash has refreshed and updated the highly acclaimed educational content on the website. Navigation has been streamlined in order to provide easy access to the most relevant content on the site, and the shopping cart has been simplified making checkout more convenient all devices.

According to Whiteflash COO Eliezer Eber, who was chief architect of the project, "The year-long development of the mobile first site has been an opportunity to improve all aspects of our e-commerce platform. We have transitioned our website look and feel to match our store colors for a more consistent omni-channel presence. But the real improvement is providing a much richer online experience for our customers who use multiple devices over time as they research our site."

The project is the latest breakthrough for Whiteflash.com which launched in 2000 and now serves bridal shoppers all over the world on the strength of their A CUT ABOVE(R) Hearts and Arrows diamonds. It involved the integration of multiple disciplines including coding, graphic design, content creation, and business logic to remodel the navigation.

Mr. Eber added, "Improving the online experience by modernizing our site was the single biggest improvement we could make to continue to add real value to the market. We are excited to see that improvement reflected in the reactions of our customers."

The launch of the enhanced website was hailed by CEO Debi Wexler who said about the project, "This achievement is a testament of the dedication of our entire team to the customer experience. Our prime demographic is the millennial shopper who will be now be able to shop for diamonds and designer engagement rings in exactly the way that is most effective for them."

Whiteflash Vice-president Bryan Boyne, GG who manages education and communications for the company had this to say: "The website, which is our window to the world, has just taken an exciting leap into the future. Our educational content and key product and company information is now presented in inspiring ways that will make shopping for a top quality engagement ring easier and more enjoyable than ever before."

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE(R) Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning Whiteflash.com website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the "Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcome visitors to their Houston jewelry store located in Sugar Land Town Square.

Whiteflash is a member of the American Gem Society and recipient of the 2016 BBB Winner of Distinction.

For more information, log onto www.whiteflash.com or call toll free 877-612-6770.

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Alliances and Partnerships, Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, VAR and IT Consulting

Utelogy Corporation Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Utelogy Corporation announced that it has joined the Cisco(R) Solution Partner Program as a Solution Partner. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Utelogy is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

"We're excited to now be a part of the Cisco Solution Partner Program to further the IoE movement with software-defined room control," stated CEO Frank Pellkofer. "The Utelogy platform further empowers IT, not only for the end-user, but also for IT integrators looking to deploy Telepresence. With everything moving to the network-phones, speakers, surveillance, building automation, putting room control on the network makes a lot of sense for integrators and end-users."

"As an IT integrator, using Utelogy, I can now deploy an immersive Telepresence room without having to bring in a third party to handle the audio/video integration," said Jason Eatmon, Vice President of Development Group Inc. "This solution allows me to further empower the IT network and deliver so much more value to my end-customers," Eatmon added.

The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. As a Solution Partner, Utelogy offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers.

For more information on Utelogy go to: https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/utelogy-corporation .

About Utelogy:

Utelogy Corporation publishes an enterprise technology control and management platform for end-users including higher education, corporations and emergency response centers as well as AV and IT integrators. Utelogy is a flexible, scalable software solution for control, management, and analytics of AV systems that puts the power in the hands of the user. For more information, visit http://www.utelogy.com/.

*LOGO: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-0928s2p-utelogy-300dpi.jpg

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, Software

DVDFab Autumn Special Deals: Get a 1-Year Free License of a Random Product on Any Order

BEIJING, China -- Fengtao Software, the industry leader in the field of DVD, Blu-ray and video backup solutions, has today launched its Autumn Special Deals 2016, giving a 1-year free license of a randomly picked product to anyone who places an order during the promotion time, plus up to 30-percent discount. The special deals start today and will last until the October 17, 2016. Read on for more details.

25-percent off DVDFab All-In-One Lifetime Gift plus a 1-Year Free License for Media Player or Passkey:

As the company's No.1 bestseller of all time, DVDFab All-In-One Lifetime Gift includes the lifetime versions of all its Copy, Ripper, Converter and Creator modules, which are everything people need to copy or convert DVDs & Blu-rays, produce homemade DVDs & Blu-rays, convert Blu-rays to DVDs, or convert videos for other purposes. Before the Autumn Special Deals expire at the end of October 17, everyone who interested in this lifetime package can get it by saving 25-percent, and in the meantime, receive a 1-year free license for the Pro version of DVDFab Media Player, or the Passkey software. Note that the 1-year free license will be picked up randomly during the ordering process. The exceptional opportunity never visits twice, act quickly!

30-percent off Selected Hot-selling Bundles plus a 1-Year Free License for a Random Product:

Apart from the all-in-one lifetime bundle, Fengtao Software has recommended some of its other hot-selling lifetime bundles and is giving 30-percent deep discount on them. Those great bundles include the Copy Suite that covers its DVD copy software and Blu-ray copy software, the Ripper Suite that consists of its DVD ripper software and Blu-ray ripper software, the DVD Copy + DVD Ripper bundle and the Blu-ray Copy + Blu-ray Ripper package. All the customers opting for those lifetime bundles can also receive a 1-year free license of a randomly picked product as a giveaway gift for any order placed. Note that the iOS data recovery software and PC backup software are not included in the giveaway scope. It's better to get the deal done before the rare chance slips through your fingers.

20-percent off All the Other Products plus a 1-Year Free License for a Random Product:

For all the other products not specifically mentioned here, customers can also enjoy 20-percent off, and in the meantime, they shall still be able to get a 1-year free license of a randomly picked product, excluding the data care series of iFoneRestore and PC Backup. For the detailed terms and conditions of the DVDFab Autumn Special Deals, please visit www.dvdfab.cn/promotion.htm

About Fengtao Software:

Fengtao Software Inc., a professional multimedia software provider, has been dedicated to working on DVD cloner, DVD copy, Blu-ray copy, DVD ripper, DVD/Blu-ray conversion, video converter, DVD creator, Blu-ray creator, Blu-ray media player, etc. for more than 11 years with its well-known DVDFab software. It has more than 50 million global users.

More information at: http://www.dvdfab.cn.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dvdfabsoftware

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/VyXrbH6E0Qk

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, Patent and Trademark

ProValue® Parts Granted Trademark

SANFORD, Fla., -- ProValue(R) Parts, a North American e-Commerce Replacement and Performance Aftermarket Auto Parts Store - www.provalueparts.com - today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company registered trademark status and protection for its name ProValue Parts.

According to the USPTO, "the '(R)' symbol indicates that you have federally registered your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It puts the public on notice that your mark is registered and that you have nationwide rights in it."

The ProValue(R) Parts registered trademark is a Class 35: on-line retail store service featuring auto parts.

The trademark includes the following service/product areas including:
* Motor vehicle parts and accessories (IC 3714).
* Brake parts and accessories (IC 37148).
* Exhaust system parts (IC 37145).
* Drive train components (IC 37146).
* Motor vehicle wheels (IC 37147).
* Filters for IC motor vehicles (IC 37146).

ProValue(R) Parts is based in Sanford, Florida and features hundreds of thousands of OEM Replacement Parts, Performance Parts, and Accessories.

The trademark approval comes to the company as its business has upgraded its visibility across the globe and multiple market places such as Amazon, eBay, Jet.com, Walmart.com, NewEgg, and Sears.com. ProValue(R) Parts features over 250,000 individual automotive SKUs. The company has experienced dramatic growth over the past 18 months by providing customers, dealers, garages, jobbers, and DIYers hundreds of thousands of available parts at a click of the finger.

"Consequently, as the company manages its record-pace growth, the protection of its brand was critical to its branding and marketing efforts," stated George Demakos, President. "We are very excited about the early stages of our growth and the increased visibility of ProValue(R) Parts. A great deal of investment, innovation, commitment, and customer service is culminating into what we hope to be the benchamrk by all online retailers and wholesalers by which they are measured."

ProValue Parts is built on the most powerful eCommerce platform available to date, with hundreds of thousands of high-quality auto parts with bonus savings and down-to-earth pricing. They sell OEM Replacement and Performance Aftermarket Parts. ProValue(R) Parts also guarantees speedy delivery, accuracy, and an excellent customer service experience. The company is working with scores of Grade-A aftermarket Replacement and Performance auto parts, manufacturers, and distributors to create a wide variety of parts for buyers.

The ProValue(R) Parts market places and website features live inventory and automates routing of items for delivery to the customer from the nearest warehouse in 2 to 3 business days You can also call our customer service center ( 1-855-PVP-PARTS ) for assistance from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST/EDT, Monday - Friday for your automotive part needs.

The ProValue Parts online market places offers a huge section of new Automotive Replacement and Performance parts, like exhaust pipes, brake discs, shock absorbers, brake disc and pads, ignition plugs, air and oil filters, pistons, air and oil filters, pistons, brake pads, gaskets, body parts, headlights, wiper arms, and other items.

The fully responsive website - http://www.provalueparts.com/ - makes it easy to find the necessary replacement or performance parts for almost any car maker, whether Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saturn, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo or other well-known automotive brands.

"ProValue(R) Parts" is a registered trademark of PVP Holdings Inc.

Media Contact:
Anthony DiMaio
Anthem Communications
Phone: 917-449-1177

*LOGO for media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-0928s2p-provalue-300dpi.jpg

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites

MetaSource Launches Integrated Mortgage Services Web Site

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- MetaSource, the leading provider of mortgage quality control (QC), risk management, and workflow automation solutions, announced it has launched Mortgage.MetaSource.com, a new, integrated web site for its suite of mortgage-related products and services.

The new site provides the industry with a singular resource for information on MetaSource's mortgage industry solutions, as well as resources and knowledge to improve loan quality via MetaSource's library of white papers and blogs. In addition, the new site also serves as single point of access for QLink and mintrak2, two of the SaaS solutions MetaSource gained in its acquisitions of Mortgage Compliance Advisors (MCA) and Titan Lenders Corp (Titan).

"This new site is really the capstone for the strategic acquisitions MetaSource has made in the mortgage industry over the past two years," said Colin Graf, Director of Marketing for MetaSource.

"Now that MCA and Titan have been fully absorbed into the organization, MetaSource is ready to go to market with an integrated suite of loan quality, risk management and automation solutions designed to streamline operations, ensure quality and improve profitability for mortgage lenders and servicers.

Learn more: http://mortgage.metasource.com/.

About MetaSource:

MetaSource is a technology driven provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) / Business Process Management (BPM) services integrated with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and workflow solutions and customer experience processes to meet clients' goals and objectives. They service a variety of industries for a national clientele through our global network of PCI Level 1, Version 3 compliant, SOC / AT101 Type II / AT 101 (formerly known as SAS70) and HIPAA compliant processing centers. MetaSource employs over 800 worldwide and supports more than 4,000 installations as EMC's largest distributor of the ApplicationXtender Content Management product suite through a network of over 130 Channel Partners.

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Kazzit Announces Website Redesign and New Mobile App

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Kazzit(R), the wine industry's most all-inclusive online community, today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.kazzit.com. Still 100 percent free to consumers, key features of the site include a sleeker, more attractive design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation, and a new mobile app.

Kazzit is the brainchild of Phoenix restaurateur Peter Kasperski and serial entrepreneur Babak Motamedi, who founded the website in February 2014 after the two wine-loving friends grew frustrated at the lack of comprehensive travel planning sites specifically built for wine tourism. In 2015, the United States alone saw over 30 million travelers, or 17 percent of American leisure travelers, engaged in culinary or wine-related activities in the first decade of the 21st century, resulting in $3 billion spent on wine-related purchases while in wine country - a huge tourism segment that had been heretofore ignored.

Clearly, Kasperski and Motamedi were on to something. Since its soft-launch two years ago, Kazzit now has a database of nearly 10,000 wineries (over 9,000 more than its closest competitor) across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and Ireland, and will reach 50,000 unique users this month (adding 600+ per day on average). With its 92/100 Google experience ranking, wine lovers and industry insiders alike are drawn to Kazzit for its ease of use, online reservation system, detailed winery information and reviews, and educational blog, which is updated almost daily. View blog: http://kazzit.com/wine-blog/.

Since 2014, the average organic visitor to Kazzit spends over 5 minutes and 18 seconds on the site (58 seconds is the general average for most sites), with a return rate of 30-40 percent. These return users spend an impressive 11.5 minutes on average on return visits, clicking an average of 8.6 pages deep reading about wineries (a huge number by any digital marketing standard).

With some of the most dynamic search capability out there, consumers can use Kazzit to seek out specific wineries, discover new ones based on region or preferences (ie. wineries that specialize in specific varieties or styles), and also to find the perfect winery setting for events like weddings, corporate retreats, educational seminars and even baby showers.

This micro-level of personalization to consumer search demand has positioned Kazzit as a leader in wine consumer data - a benefit that Kazzit's winery partners are beginning to capitalize on at a B2B level. Aside from the user reviews, Kazzit's elastic, open-ended search capabilities have unlocked an unprecedented amount of data that partner wineries can access; for example, the trendiest wine style in the month of September, the most popular types of winery events in the Finger Lakes, the demographic most likely to seek out white wine in winter, or the most searched wine region overall (hint: it's not Napa). Co-founder Motamedi has plans to publish some of this data in a future quarterly industry report.

No single platform has ever had access to this level of micro-data in the wine industry, and Kazzit is thus poised to take wine marketing to the next level, as wineries find themselves now capable of unlocking a new level of exposure and engagement never before seen. Kazzit's aim is to democratize wine and lift all boats, from the mom & pop winery in Hornby Island, British Columbia who can barely afford a website with a fraction of Kazzit's capabilities, to the most sophisticated winery operation in Napa, and help everyone answer that simple, but ever-elusive question, "What do my customers want?"

Beyond wineries, the wine trade has noticed Kazzit as well, with distributors and suppliers increasingly turning to the site's sleek layout when calling on their vendors to pitch a portfolio. In an unintended side-effect of Kazzit's straightforward, one-page layout of winery search results, wine salespeople no longer need to wade through 'evocative' labyrinthine winery websites for critical information, with their long, (sometimes musical) page-loads and unintuitive layout. Kazzit instead pulls into its database all the relevant data that busy trade and consumers most want to access and puts it all in one place (without the music).

The upcoming launch of Kazzit's new mobile app will help enable more spontaneous searching on-the-go, with an enhanced zip-code function that displays the closest wineries to a user's current location, along with the review and reservation features as well as local winery events for opportunistic (or on the go) planners. Wineries can also now capitalize, publishing timely deals directly to the platform and utilizing Kazzit as a marketing partner arm to help attract potential customers nearby.

With its leadership position in the wine industry already staked, Kazzit sought to take the site's educational component to the next level, enlisting the expertise of internationally renowned Master Sommelier, Laura Williamson, MS, CWE, hiring her to its executive team in February 2015. Before Williamson attained it in 2005, only 12 women had held the expert credential of Master Sommelier (MS) - the highest in the industry. She has since directed wine programs at three star Michelin restaurants while managing the (sommelier favorite) Terry Theise portfolio on a national scale, all the while remaining a highly-sought educator and speaker at international wine conferences.

With Williamson's impressive credentials, Kazzit has plans to roll out a "Somm Content Engine" in 2017, which will have curated, personalized features to help even the most seasoned wine experts and lovers plan their next wine vacation.

Williamson said, "Kazzit provides so many different tools for learning, and allows consumers, skilled sommeliers and everyone in between to connect with a wealth of knowledge, taking the mystery out of wine and breaking down barriers in the wine world."

About Kazzit:
Kazzit stands out as the world's most comprehensive online winery resource. Kazzit serves as the ultimate all-inclusive online community, connecting wineries, vineyards, restaurateurs, collectors, sales people and enthusiasts, and helping them share services, products, experiences and consumer applications.

Kazzit helps wineries connect with both trade and consumers by providing comprehensive winery profiles, winery ratings, photo galleries, maps, real-time social media updates, upcoming winery events and a means to book wine tastings and plan wine trips all in one place.

The name Kazzit pays tribute to the friendship between founders Babak Motamedi & Peter Kasperski, which had its genesis at Kazimierz Wine Bar near what would become Kazzit's headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Learn more: http://www.kazzit.com/.

For press Inquiries and Images:
Contact Kimberly Noelle Charles or Alexandra Fondren at Charles Communications Associates, press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.

*LOGO for media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-0914-kazzit-300dpi.jpg

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Free News Articles, Internet and Websites

Capacity Expands Again to Meet the Fulfillment Needs of a New Generation

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Capacity LLC, trusted leaders in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI), is expanding again. In response to surging demand for e-commerce fulfillment options and the raised expectations of millennials for on-demand service in a digital economy, the company is adding another 100,000 square feet of operating space.

The new facility is Capacity's fifth expansion since opening its doors more than 15 years ago. It promises to give the company's clients even more flexibility in terms of storage options and scope to complete value-added services. Known around Capacity's New Jersey fulfillment campus as "C5," the new facility brings total space to more than 575,000 square feet.

The expansion comes in the middle of a significant squeeze on available storage space in the United States. Available volume in existing warehouses has lagged behind growing demand in recent years, contributing to a 9.9% leap in U.S. commercial rental rates last year. That figure represents an increase three times larger than the rest of the world, leaving American businesses scrambling for space at a critical moment in the nation's economic recovery. With the addition of C5, Capacity is demonstrating to clients that it has the space and services available, when and where they are needed.

For more information about Capacity, visit http://www.capacityllc.com/.

Anyone interested in discussing outsourcing order fulfillment can also contact Capacity's fulfillment experts online at http://www.capacityllc.com/contact, or call (732) 745-7770 and select option 3.

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

Capacity LLC is cGMP certified, operates FDA registered facilities, and is NJ & CA State Board of Health approved food grade. Capacity LLC provides domestic and international distribution to companies of all sizes, from startups to household name brands who ship around the world.

Media Contact:
Rich Reba, Marketing Director
info@capacityllc.com
732-745-7770 x224

*LOGO for media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-0502-Capacity-LLC-300dpi.jpg

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.