From the Wires
Virtual Piggy Rapidly Integrates Tween/Teen Shopping Site
By: Business Wire
Jan. 2, 2013 08:05 AM
Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, today announced that it has integrated its youth-friendly payment system into BUTCH & harold’s eCommerce website, www.butchandharold.com.
Virtual Piggy allows parents to set up a monthly allowance for their children and promotes financial management while empowering youth under 21 to make purchasing, saving and other money management decisions for themselves, within the boundaries setup by parents.
BUTCH & harold’s simple peel-and-stick wall decorations are hassle-free as well as removable and reusable. Creators of the original "stickr frame", the collection includes picture frames, wall art and even a dry erase board. In addition to their online store, BUTCH & harold products are also available at hundreds of retail stores across the United States, as well as in Australia and Canada. They have been featured on “Live! With Kelly” and in Parent & Child Magazine.
“Our products are perfect for the tween consumer,” said Michele Gold, co-creator at BUTCH & harold. “And now with the Virtual Piggy payment option they’re able to purchase directly from our website in a secure manner, while giving parents peace of mind.”
“Virtual Piggy is fully integrated into eBay’s Magento eCommerce platform,” said Virtual Piggy Founder and CEO Dr. Jo Webber, “This allowed us to easily and quickly add the Virtual Piggy payment system into BUTCH & harold’s eCommerce operations. We’re excited to make their products available to our customers so speed of integration was a great benefit.”
For information about Virtual Piggy visit www.VirtualPiggy.com
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 18 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 18 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com
About BUTCH & harold
BUTCH & harold are the imaginary childhood dogs of sister team Michele and Ariane Gold. They went everywhere with the girls and have most recently become the namesake of their innovative home design collection of peel and stick artwork.
New York City has a uniquely chic design aesthetic that is reflected in BUTCH & harold. We offer a cool and effortless way to decorate your walls, with absolutely no installation required. BUTCH & harold has products for the whole family: from adorable nursery wall stickers, to classy modern sticker frames to fashionable dorm room wall decals. Imagine - art that requires no framing, hooks or hammer!
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