New digital media and physical goods eStore, Cloud Banana, partners with Savtira Corp. for cloud-based platform.
TAMPA, Fla. (October 7, 2011) – Between daily deals online, personalized promotional feeds and targeted online advertisements, consumers have the freedom of choice and variety when shopping online, selecting specials only they personally would be interested in. The next question an online consumer will be asked is, “how is the shopping experience?” For Cloud Banana, a new entertainment digital media and physical goods eStore, that answer will be simple. Cloud Banana today announces selecting Savtira Corporation, a new provider of B2B Cloud Commerce solutions, to build its eStore via a cloud-based platform that enables speed, convenience and overwhelming variety for its online shoppers.
While consumers continue to eliminate their DVD and CD collections, all digital media will need a personal storing place and the ultimate solution in order to avoid crashes, losses or lack of digital space is to go to the cloud. Cloud Banana was created to be a competitive eStore that offers online shoppers a better way to share, transfer, access and store purchased movies, audio/e-books, games or music. The cloud is simply the delivery of computing as a service rather a product, where shared resources, software and information are provided to any and all Internet-connected devices over a network.
“We say we are offering a fruitful way to shop online, which means there is no exclusivity to certain devices when downloading – or in this case, retrieving digital media from the cloud. There is no hopping from one website to another to complete a simultaneous purchase of a physical product with a digital media product. Our site will offer carrier-class streaming capabilities and the option to select or compare from countless additional products. This is all possible through our platform with Savtira,” said Cloud Banana CFO, Matt Middleton.
Savtira is a developing software-as-a-service Cloud Commerce solutions company, using mass data centers around the globe to power the cloud for storage and quality streaming needs. Savtira’s infrastructure uses e-commerce to sell both digital and physical goods in one unified shopping cart online – making consumer transactions convenient and easy.
Savtira’s cloud platform holds a robust catalog of digital media and physical goods made available to retailers who choose to stock their eStores using Savtira’s catalog as a way to increase revenue. In Cloud Banana’s case, the new eStore offering will include Savtira’s nearly 14 million-item product line in both digital and physical goods. The catalog line consists of music, movies, games, audio/e-books, software to apparel, accessories and jewelry, automotive, baby/kids and toys, electronics, health and beauty, home, garden and living, sporting and outdoor equipment. Cloud Banana is estimated to earn $16 million in transactional sales over the next three years.
“The bottom line is this: we wanted to create an eStore that offers what other online stores do not. We are focused on educating consumers on how to easily manage their media in the cloud. We want our customers to enjoy purchasing their media entertainment and storing it in one sound location, which would be their personal digital eLocker that Savtira provides,” explains Middleton. “This way, all our customer’s movies, games, music and more can be located, accessed and endlessly stored in their eLocker via Cloud Banana. This was a huge attribute we were looking for when choosing an architect for building the infrastructure of our store.”
Savtira’s Entertainment Distribution Network (EDN) in development will stream digital media from the cloud to any device. Consumers would be able to access the digital media on a rental or subscription basis where no downloading or installation will be necessary. A device-agnostic pause and resume capability will also be available. All data and configuration is stored within the cloud.
“We are honored to be collaborating with Cloud Banana on their venture to make online shopping an even better experience,” said Savtira EVP of sales and business development, Laura Mayo. “As the global culture moves further away from DVDs and CDs, marketing retailers like Cloud Banana will accommodate online consumers with an easy-to-navigate, easy-to-store and share digital media shopping website. We look forward to working with Cloud Banana and offering superior services with our Cloud Commerce platform.”
Savtira will be building the Cloud Banana eStore from simplified and secure payment gateways to providing fulfillment, support and customer service. Cloud Banana will also be utilizing Savtira’s catalog and EDN. Stay tuned for Cloud Banana’s virtual grand opening via www.CloudBanana.com.
About Savtira Corporation
Based in Tampa, Florida, Savtira is in the business of digital distribution with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-commerce platform that is a turnkey system for the distribution, marketing, merchandising, and selling of both digital media and physical goods in a single store and a single, unified shopping cart. Savtira-powered stores are designed to meet the specific needs of retail partners so no two eStores are alike. All Savtira eStores are custom-branded for our partners. Extra features and services are offered on an à la carte basis. Savtira is also building the next carrier-class “Entertainment Distribution Network” (EDN), streaming all digital media from the cloud, with a feature set that eclipses anything on the market. For more information on Savtira, visit: www.Savtira.com or call 813.402.0123. Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/savtira.