Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify.
The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases.
Now, Chirpify users can just upload their credit/debit card info onto their account, and from there they’re all set to start making payments. Here’s how the rest of the process works on Chirpify:
Artists or brands upload content to a Chirpify dashboard, and click to tweet. Consumers then use Chirpify to connect their Twitter and PayPal accounts, and once linked reply to the tweet with something like “@favoriteartist buy” a certain track. Chirpify then sends a secure download link via direct message and/or email to download the song or other digital content.
Chirpify, which is adding more than 300 users per day, makes money by charging transactional and monthly fees. The company landed $2 million in April and $1.3 million in its first round of funding last April from a group of angel investors that included BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu; Geoff Entress; former Facebook executive Rudy Gadre; HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes; Voyager Capital and others. The company has high-profile customers like Green Day, Snoop Lion (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg), Puma and Adidas.
Here’s an infographic explaining how Chirpify works:
Previously on GeekWire: Chirpify for Facebook: The first way to make purchases from your news feed