Sixth consecutive year winning Web Marketing Association’s Mobile Web Award
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the sixth consecutive year, the Web Marketing Association has named Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) a Mobile Web Award winner, honoring the retailer’s mobile app as the Best Retail Mobile Application of 2017. The leading online home retailer’s iOS app was recognized for its many innovative and intuitive features, including its recently-added augmented reality (AR) feature.
The Web Marketing Association holds the Best Mobile Application awards as part of the annual Mobile Web Award Competition, which is the first and only industry-based award competition focusing solely on responsive mobile web and application development. Judging for the award focuses on outstanding achievement in mobile development while recognizing growth and creativity in the mobile application space.
“We’re proud that our mobile apps are continuing to lead development within the retail space,” said Amit Goyal, Overstock’s senior vice president of software development. “Customers using our apps have the full assortment and convenience of shopping on Overstock at their fingertips, helping to create a personalized and stress-free shopping experience.”
Overstock’s shopping app also received recognition in 2017 after introducing AR to the iOS version with September’s iOS 11 update. Customers can use AR within the app to view thousands of true-to-life-size 3D models in their own room, helping them to see exactly how products will fit in the space or match their existing style. This technology is changing the way consumers design their homes and purchase home goods.
Holiday shoppers can use Overstock’s app to help them find the missing piece for hosting a perfect holiday event, or the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. Overstock will also help customers ensure their orders arrive in time for the holidays by providing clearly messaged shipping timeframes on product pages.
The ground-shipping cutoff date for customers to receive their purchases by Christmas is December 15, with expedited and overnight shipping options available for last-minute needs.
Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ tZERO platform: OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, décor, rugs, bedding, and home improvement. In addition to home goods, Overstock.com offers a variety of products including jewelry, electronics, apparel, and more, as well as a marketplace providing customers access to hundreds of thousands of products from third-party sellers. Additional stores include Pet Adoptions and Worldstock.com dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website, http://www.overstock.com.
O, Overstock.com, O.com, Club O, Main Street Revolution, and Worldstock are registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. O.biz and Space Shift are also trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact. Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on November 8, 2017, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.
SOURCE: Overstock.com, Inc.
Mark Delcorps, Overstock.com, Inc.
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A ‘Pay It Forward’ Startup Triggers a Wave of Kindness in the US
Chummy startup launches in Seattle with a free social app for kind people providing the simplest way to ask for help and pay it forward.
Seattle, WA — (ReleaseWire) — 12/14/2017 –Chummy, an urban social network startup headquartered in Los Angeles, today announced the launch of its mobile app in Seattle and company’s new branch office in Shoreline. Chummy social app connects people who need help with those who are nearby and ready to lend a hand. After a year of beta-testing, the app’s ecosystem of kindness has attracted more than 62,000 users and now is available for iPhone and Android platforms.
“Gone are the days when we borrowed a cup of sugar from a neighbor, but we’re bringing back the power of human kindness,” – explained Anton Zapolskyi, CEO and cofounder of Chummy. “Like the Bat Signal in the real world, we unite caring individuals who enjoy paying it forward and make the world a better place. Literally.”
Federal studies of recent years show that 1 in 4 Americans age 16 and over officially volunteer, and 3 in 5 helped their neighbors last year. Those 62.6 million and 138 million, respectively, of kind people today make America the most responsive and compassionate nation in the world.
Chummy’s mission is as exalted as it is idealistic – to compound those good people together on our social ecosystem and enhance daily beneficial interactions between them. So that every Chummy user has real friendly help for any life-issues and can easily pay it forward. As more good people in the city join, the whole united community of goodwill should beget enough power to warm the hearts of cities. One by one, starting from Seattle – one of the five America’s most socially responsible big cities (according Conscious Consumer Spending Index 2017).
“Chummy is a community where your best friend, your neighbor, your colleague, the handyman down the road, the babysitter in the apartment below, the partner at the gym and console, the delivery mate, converge in one place,” – explained Zapolskyi. “It’s a social app to propel the kindness movement daily, one act at a time. And it’s doing so through everyday interactions of people like you, people who have a word of advice, a shoulder to lean on, or a strong hand to help.”
Chummy is the simplest app to ask for help and pay it forward.
Chummy is based on three simple principles:
– uniting caring people who believe in paying it forward;
– quality of the local community is more important than its quantity;
– no fees, no ads, no gimmicks.
The idea was borne on August 2015, in Miami during a phone call between the founders, Anton Zapolskyi and Vitalii Betin. Three months later, 13 November 2015 the headquarters in Los Angeles was established and Chummy was officially born. It took approximately five months to develop the alpha version, and in March of 2016, the app was released on Apple Store and Google Play. One year and 62,000 beta users later, Chummy is finally being released in Seattle, WA.
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chummy-find-help-nearby/id1061000949
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.friendlyworld.chummy
Product Hunt: https://producthunt.com/posts/chummy
Journalists interested in further information, additional assets or interviews are welcome to contact Chummy by sending an email to:
Head of Growth
17313 Ashworth Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133
Property Search Website Launch Gives Easy Access to What’s Long Since Been an Effort to Unearth
PropertySearch.net launches to help homeowners, homebuyers, developers, investors, and agents find the records they need fast, easy, and free of charge.
Brooklyn, NY — (ReleaseWire) — 12/14/2017 –Making a must-have for homeowners and industry professionals more approachable than ever, a new website has taken the mystery out of property records. Enter, PropertySearch.net. It’s the newly-launched online directory that puts a high value on simplicity. Now consumers and industry pros can visit the site and run a deed search, look for a property assessment, or get immediate information on things like property taxes nationwide. Giving easy access regardless of location, the search is over; property records just got easy to find.
Peter Miller, the manager of the site, said of the new free resource, “We couldn’t be happier to announce the launch of PropertySearch.net mainly because it streamlines a process that should have never been complicated in the first place. Up until now, finding public records has been difficult because the state, county, and local government structures are complicated. Property records have been especially hard to locate. Our site is very straightforward. By consolidating data which was previously segmented online, we have created a phenomenal asset to the end user.”
So how does it work? To get the benefit of a compilation of record-focused government office information users need only visit the new site. From there they will search for their property’s state, county, and city and instantly they will find contact details. These details include all the government offices in that location along with a description of what types of property records can be found there. The information is manually compiled by a team that has verified it by calling each municipality for the utmost clarity. Now, the site is available to ease the consumer pain point of doing extensive research on their own.
PropertySearch.net is on point for industry pros like land developers, commercial and residential real estate investors and real estate agents, appraisers and insurance agents. Property records such as titles, deeds, liens, ownership, tax records, appraisals, and unclaimed property can be found quickly. Searches for local government assessors, auditors, clerks, property appraisers, deeds recorders, treasurers, tax collectors, city halls, and town halls are available.
In addition to a comprehensive listing of physical addresses and phone numbers for local government offices, PropertySearch.net also offers partner sites like TrueID for public records based on one’s full name. Property deeds with property value, owners’ names, and tax information can also be obtained via the partnering site, USRealtyRecords.com.
For more information visit http://www.propertysearch.net/.
PropertySearch.net headquarters is based in Brooklyn, New York and provides the marketplace with an extensive nationwide resource for property records.
Manager, Property Search
RumbleOn Announces Strategic Partnership with Sonic Automotive
RumbleOn’s First Partnership within the Automotive Industry
Provides Sonic Automotive Customers at More than 100 Dealerships with Instant Values and Enhanced Liquidity Options
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RumbleOn, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBL), a disruptive e-commerce platform that facilitates the ability of consumers and dealers to buy, sell, trade, and finance pre-owned motorcycles in one online location, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH). Sonic Automotive currently operates over 100 dealerships in 13 states and 25 major metropolitan markets. This strategic partnership enhances RumbleOn’s ability to acquire quality inventory direct from consumers for the RumbleOn Marketplace. Under this strategic partnership, Sonic will gain access to RumbleOn’s e-commerce platform to provide instant appraisals and liquidity, enabling Sonic to aggressively trade for motorcycles on their car and truck transactions. This significantly enhances RumbleOn’s ability to scale its direct from consumer acquisition strategy while providing incremental sales opportunities for auto dealers across the country.
Marshall Chesrown, RumbleOn Founder and CEO, commented, “We are proud to have created a unique online platform, with applications that extend far beyond just enabling RumbleOn to facilitate buying, selling, trading and financing of powersport vehicles. This partnership is the first of its kind, streamlining the process for consumers wanting to sell a motorcycle as part of a car or truck transaction, and offering benefits to both RumbleOn and Sonic. It expands RumbleOn’s ability to acquire quality inventory from consumers. It is also expected to create a significant benefit to Sonic, enabling them to aggressively trade for motorcycles as part of their car and truck transactions, and generating additional sales while providing enhanced customer service. Importantly, this marks our Company’s first step beyond the traditional powersport industry.”
Jeff Dyke, President at Sonic Automotive, stated, “We are excited to work with RumbleOn to enhance our ability to serve our customers. With the support of RumbleOn’s seamless, easy to use online appraisal platform, we can now offer customers the opportunity to trade their motorcycle towards the purchase of a new or used car or truck. We look forward to working with RumbleOn to continue to offer our customers innovative solutions to current inefficiencies in the market place, as we believe RumbleOn will assist Sonic in continuing to provide exceptional customer service.”
RumbleOn operates a capital light disruptive e-commerce platform facilitating the ability of both consumers and dealers to Buy-Sell-Trade-Finance pre-owned motorcycle and other powersport and recreation vehicles in one online location. RumbleOn’s goal is to transform the way motorcycles and other powersport and recreation vehicles are bought and sold by providing users with the most efficient, timely and transparent transaction experience. RumbleOn’s initial focus is the market for 601cc and larger on-road motorcycles. Serving both consumers and dealers, through its online platform, RumbleOn makes cash offers for the purchase of their vehicles and intends to provide them the flexibility to trade, list, or auction their vehicle through RumbleOn’s website and mobile applications. In addition, RumbleOn offers a large inventory of used vehicles for sale along with third-party financing and associated products. For additional information, please visit RumbleOn’s website at www.RumbleOn.com. Also visit the Company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), which statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “may,” “anticipate,” “believes,” “should,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements include whether this partnership will make a significant and immediate contribution to the Company and whether this partnership will be able to assist in the Company’s rapid expansion. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the date of this press release and are advised to consider the factors listed above together with the additional factors under the heading “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be supplemented or amended by the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Alecia Pulman (Media) / Megan Crudele (Investors)
Source: RumbleOn, Inc.
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