This Italian couple will increase your online sales faster than you can order pizza

We are die-hard champions of small business here at AndesBeat, so when we come across an entrepreneur equally invested as we are in helping other small businesses succeed, we fall in love a little bit.

Today we’re excited to spread the word about Fanchimp, a service that helps online shop owners increase their sales by turning them into Facebook and Twitter marketing pros overnight. Well, actually, that’s an exaggeration; it doesn’t take a full night, only a couple clicks. Within minutes, online businesses can easily create a successful social media marketing campaign that will drive more customers to their online shops and increase sales.

On average, organizing a social media marketing campaign for a small business can take up to 10 hours per week, a daunting time investment for business owners with a variety of other management and production tasks on their hands. Users of Fanchimp have the same ROI as contracting with a social media agency, with the added benefit that Fanchimp is less expensive and easier to use. Check out how the service works here:

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Looking for a certain product? Vitryn will help you to find it.

Imagine you are desperately in need of a new mixer or special appliance for your fancy new kitchen in the apartment you just moved into.

Where would you go to look for one that is exactly how you want it to be? Wouldn’t it be handy to always know exactly where to look right away?

That is the problem Vitryn aims to solve with their newly launched product advisor feature, available exclusively through the Vitryn online ‘window shopping’ platform. The product advisor provides curation and filters that function based on your own interests and preferences, containing products in different areas to make this dream come true!

We all know what today’s standards are moving towards: One day everything will be done using the internet, maybe even cooking, who knows …

But for now, it is certain that especially products and services are mostly purchased online on a computer, a tablet or smartphone. And to date, no online shopping platform here in South America could really meet consumers’ needs.

That’s until Vitryn came into the Chilean startup scene in early 2011, selected as a part of the second round of Start Up Chile.

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