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March 26, 2015

Magento’s Momentum Continues with Launch of Program For Fast-Growing Companies

New Initiative Connects Businesses with Magento’s Partner Ecosystem to Drive Growth and Accelerate Time to Market

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 23, 2015 – eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, today announced the availability of its new Magento Small Business program  to help emerging businesses quickly deploy affordable online Magento storefronts. This initiative joins business owners with proven Magento partners to implement the free Magento Community Edition and leverage Magento extensions and integrations with PayPal, Braintree, and eBay Marketplaces.

“Magento Community Edition continues to be the best platform for emerging businesses to gain the features and flexibility they need to support their growth at an affordable price,” said Mark Lavelle, senior vice president, product and strategy, eBay Enterprise. “By connecting businesses with partners in our vast ecosystem, we hope to accelerate commerce innovation and growth in the small business market.”

Through its Small Business site, Magento Small Business links retailers to the ecommerce capabilities they need to stay nimble, attract new customers, sell globally, and grow their business without limitations.

Pixafy, a strategic Magento partner with one of the world’s first ecommerce SaaS solutions built on Magento Community Edition, was selected to provide a highly innovative offering within the Magento Small Business program. Small businesses can quickly create their own Magento online store affordably with Pixafy’s easy-to-use, cloud-based website builder, dedicated customer support, and ecommerce features to help grow their business.

“Our mission is to make advanced ecommerce technology accessible to more businesses, specifically smaller companies looking to quickly accelerate their time to market. Merchants feel empowered by Pixafy to fuel their sales growth seamlessly while leveraging the benefits of Magento,” says Uri Foox, President of Pixafy.

Magento Small Business also features partners that provide full-service support for businesses such as professional design, development, hosting, customization, and ongoing maintenance. These partners include:

  • Convert Digital is a Magento certified partner with a passion for helping small businesses grow. Their experienced team uses a fast-track methodology and delivers conversion engines tuned to the needs of digital consumers.
  • Creare is a full-service web and digital marketing agency that specializes in working with small businesses. Creare has a diverse portfolio drawn from five years of Magento Community Edition experience.
  • Creatuity propels fast-growing brands with exceptional Magento stores. Based in Texas, its in-house team of Magento certified developers and solution specialists have the experience to help small businesses grow.
  • Orange Collar Media offers custom designs on Magento Community Edition with pre-built templates that will save retailers money, drive more sales, and create a great shopping experience for customers.

Magento boasts the largest open-source commerce ecosystem of more than 4,300 Magento certified professionals and 260 proven system integrators worldwide. Magento, which powers more than 240,000 sites, was recognized as the leading ecommerce platform on the 2014 Internet Retailer Top 1000 and Hot 100 lists.

To learn more about the Magento Small Business initiative, go to: smallbusiness.magento.com.

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