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funtigo.gif PRESS RELEASE: Funtigo Adds Small Business E-Commerce Features


SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- 01/22/2004 -- Today, Funtigo LLC launched a significant upgrade to its photosharing site, Funtigo.com.  With integrated PayPal e-commerce functionality, 10 free email addresses and search engine optimization support, Funtigo now also targets small to medium-sized businesses.  

These new features supplement the existing features of Funtigo's Deluxe membership program, which includes a free domain name and storage for up to 1,000 photos.  According to Hans Hartman, partner at Funtigo, now small businesses can save themselves the costs of domain name registrars, hosting companies, and e-commerce service providers, because these services are all included in Funtigo Deluxe.

Why add e-commerce capabilities to a photo site?  According to Hartman, this decision was a natural extension of how his customers create Funtigo sites.

"Many of our customers run small businesses that rely heavily on the display of photos to sell their products.  They chose Funtigo because it is the easiest to use and the most flexible in how photos can be displayed, resized, and arranged on their Web pages.  Now they can add 'Buy Now' and 'Add to Shopping Cart' buttons to photos that display items for sale.  For these customers Funtigo has turned into a full-blown catalog site -- an incredibly flexible and, at $5.95 per month, an inexpensive one as well."

According to Jessi Sites, whose Bossame.com Funtigo website sells custom-made purses, Funtigo was the perfect solution.

"For me, someone who doesn't know the first thing about building a website, it is really exciting to have not just a site where I can show my work, but also sell my work."

Pricing for Funtigo memberships starts at $1.49 per month.  Funtigo's Deluxe memberships are $5.95 per month for a two year membership or $7.95 per month for one year.  

Founded in 2002, Funtigo LLC is a privately held company, based in San Francisco, California. Funtigo is a registered trademark of Funtigo LLC. PayPal is a trademark of eBay, Inc.  


(First posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 00:57 EST)

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