Creates Way for Sellers to Launch Three Simultaneous Web Stores Across Social Media Venues

Artisan marketplace utilizes social media outlets for sellers by turning blogs and Facebook into independent storefronts.

Tucson, AZ, August 24, 2011 --( Social media is becoming a must-use platform across all types of business, but there is still much debate as to how to best use it. Along with advertising your small business, social media can now actually become a part of how small businesses sell., a leading artisan marketplace, has updated the Rapid Cart for blogs and the ArtFire Facebook Kiosk, effectively transforming social media platforms into functioning storefronts.

Both the Kiosk for Facebook and the Rapid Cart are equipped with ProPay-integrated payment processors. ProPay allows for in-line checkout right on a seller's blog or Facebook page, so customers are not redirected to a new site to finish their purchase. The Rapid Cart and Facebook Kiosk features on ArtFire continue to provide the convenience of a “no account required” guest checkout, with added ability to sell from where customers already are: social media sites.

"By integrating inline credit card processing in our Facebook application, ArtFire has now built a platform on which sellers simultaneously launch three checkout-enabled web stores on major social media platforms when opening one ArtFire account," says ArtFire COO Tony Ford.

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ArtFire offers unique selling tools, interactive features, and a culture of community directed development for artisans and small business owners across the globe. ArtFire allows sellers to set up fully customizable studio storefronts to sell their handmade items and helps members promote elsewhere on the web with the Facebook Kiosk, Rapid Cart, and Coupon Code system. The new Rapid Cart and Facebook Kiosk are just two of many innovations ArtFire will debut in the service of continuing to stimulate sales and artisan sign-ups.

Tony Ford