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28

Aug

Virtual Commerce: What the Markets Don’t tell you About Companies Behind Online Sales

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(New York, New York) The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce recently announced that the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2014 (adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes) was $75.0 billion.  This marked an increase of 4.9% from the first quarter of 2014 and E-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2014 accounted for 6.4 percent of the overall total retail sales. Meanwhile, this number continues to grow quarter over quarter as the world relies more on digital media and virtual shopping as compared to traditional brick & mortar establishments. 

 

The Power of Magento

This having been said, there are hundreds of ways that retailers can take advantage of this and one of the most popular as well as effective options is actually selling through a 3rd party “store operator”.  Yes that’s correct, instead of building an online retail outlet from the ground up, businesses can employ the framework of a “storefront” through tech companies that hold a business in designing an ecommerce portal.  One such provider is Magento, an ecommerce solutions provider, which is owned by Ebay, Inc (EBAY).

The latest 2014 IR Top 500 Guide has been released and Magento has overtaken Demandware to join Oracle (ORCL) and IBM (IBM) as the top three providers to the top 500 internet retailers in the US and Canada. Magento has 34 merchants on the latest edition of the IR Top 500 list, doubling the number of merchants from the 2013 list. Magento clients include marquee brands like COACH and fast-growing brands and retailers like Alex and Ani, Zumiez, and Signature Hardware.  The key for business owners is to find the best way to connect a growing company like Magento to an actual e-commerce storefront.  Therefore a keen and effective SaaS (software-as-a-service) company is crucial for implementation.

Warp9, Inc. & Managed SaaS for Medium Enterprise Solutions

 

By offering fully managed SaaS web and mobile e-commerce technology, Warp 9 (WNYN) allows customers to focus on their core online businesses, rather than on technical implementations.  July marked the official launch of WarpMobile Magento, an affordable and scalable mobile solution for Magento’s 240,000 e-commerce websites.  Warp9 has a wealth of experience having started in 1998 during the early stages of the Internet boom.  Over the course of the last 16 years, the company has established customer relationships with the likes of companies like Upper Deck (Trading cards), Berkley Aviation, Big Dog Sportswear, California Wine Club, Champion Design Group, Commission Junction, Duck (tape & adhesives), Home Depot Fondation, and even Panasonic to name a few. 

In 2011, Warp 9 became the very first Moovweb (www.moovweb.com) independent development partner and built the m.sundancecatalog.com mobile site (http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/sundance-catalog-mcommerce-site-to-address-growing-mobile-traffic) Since building that site, Warp 9 became the largest Moovweb development partner, building and maintaining the mobile sites for companies such as Macys, Bloomingdales, Belk, Under Armour, Movado, Kay Jewelers, Jared Jewelers, John Deere, and Vitacost. The 3 years of experience working with these world-class brands and their mobile sites gave Warp 9 a wealth of mobile experience and expertise. 

The Search for a Market Leader

 

Currently, within the Magento developer ecosystem, there are 260 developer integrators like Warp 9 on the Magento platform but there isn’t a clear leader in mobile commerce. Many development companies build mobile sites, but they almost always build the mobile site at the same time as building a new desktop site.

What that means is that for most retailers/merchants, they have to spend the time and money re-building their WHOLE desktop site in order to go mobile. This is extremely expensive, and most medium sized companies just can’t do that. According to Warp9’s research, 85-90% of all Magento sites don’t have a mobile site. As long as they have to re-build their whole desktop site to get mobile, that number won’t decrease any time soon. Warp 9 has built 3 products that will eliminate the need to re-build their desktop site, and will give them a powerful mobile site for a fraction of the cost all while cutting down on the time it usually takes to do so.

This having been said, it would appear that the goal of Warp9 is to become the largest and best mobile commerce development company on the Magento platform.  When opening a desktop website during the early boom, the first movers on back end designed benefited greatly from their foresight.  Now that Mobile has quickly gained more interest, Warp9 has identified the need and is diligently working to control the most market share. 

Is Mobile Really that Big of a Deal?

 

According to a recent report by Goldman Sachs, there will be as much mobile commerce in 2018 as e-commerce in 2013. Increasing smartphone adoption and the rise of mobile commerce is changing the way people research and buy. A recent Google study in partnership with Nielsen revealed that smartphone users spend as much as 15+ hours a week researching products on their phones. More importantly, in 2013, US M-Commerce sales grew by an eye popping 63% to $34.2Billion. Meanwhile growth in mobile commerce shows a rise in purchases to $61B for tablet users and $25B attributed to smartphone and other mobile devices by 2016.  Oh and don’t forget the fact that on Black Friday last year, traffic from mobile accounted for 40% of total online shopping visits! Yet, many brands fail to realize the potential of mobile and are only focused on improving their e-commerce store.

These facts obviously support a dynamic shift in how consumers purchase products and even though there are those who do see the necessity for a mobile outlet, there are thousands of online retailers who are still skeptical.  For this exact reason, the opportunity for Warp9 to emerge becomes increasingly larger especially during these early stages in the development of this new marketplace.

Warp 9’s Warp Speed: A look into the Operations

Of course with any public company…especially those in the OTC, the true tale of the tape comes in the form of SEC Filings.  A look at the company’s most recent quarterly filing shows some great numbers. Even though the company posted slightly lower revenue numbers, it did show a more streamlined operation.  For the 3 months ended March 31, WNYN saw an increase in gross margins from 80% to 84% compared to the same period last year. 

In a recent interview on MoneyTV, company CEO Andrew Van Noyd iscussed how Warp9 is moving toward the mobile trend and has been received very well by its customers.  Also, he eluded to the notion that there are currently no Magento partners really focused on mobile and due to the quick turnaround of its “express package”, a client can open a mobile site in a week if not sooner.  Mr. Van Noy stated that this is a “game changer” for m-commerce. 

According to the company’s most recent press release, Warp 9 anticipates offering multi-tiered solutions providing affordable and efficient m-commerce solutions for small businesses, as well as powerful and robust platforms intended for enterprise level organizations such as Fortune 500 companies. The offerings; Express, Pro, and Enterprise, all provide the features and customization needed for mobile transactions without affecting server side business logic, allowing businesses of all sizes to focus on generating sales and increasing revenue.

MobileCommerce Insider authored an article detailing Warp 9’s launch of the mobile commerce solutions group to address the growing needs of its customer base, expanding its use of Magento platform technology.

So for these reasons, we’re going to closely follow Warp9 and its progress during the second half of the year and into 2015 as this company works to become the market leader in the m-commerce technology space utilizing the untapped resource of the Magento network.

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26

Aug

Opportunity for Hospitality Boom Outside of US Territories: Metrospaces Focuses on Emerging Markets

Opportunity for Hospitality Boom Outside of US Territories: Metrospaces Focuses on Emerging Markets

Metrospaces, Inc. (MSPC) is a boutique real estate development company, a product of the alliance of Metrospaces shareholders, along with an elite group of real estate professionals and entrepreneurs located around the world. Founding shareholders have extensive careers in real estate financing worldwide, and have funded projects both in the Americas and across Europe valued in excess of US…

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XsunX, Inc. Reports Strong Earnings and Multi-Million Dollar Sales Pipeline

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(New York, New York) XsunX, Inc. (XSNX) a commercial solar panel installation company recently came out with strong news reporting great earnings for the quarter. These results included a 60% increase in revenues and a 30% jump in gross margins quarter over quarter. Additionally, the company highlighted its sales pipeline that holds upward of $10,000,000 in open bids which XsunX anticipates closing on at least some within the next 3-6 months. For many of us watching solar right now, this is great news for a small cap like this and even better yet, this announcement has been very well received by the investment community.

Since releasing the press, XsunX has climbed as much 77% during the past week and a half. More importantly XSNX has seen an increase in overall daily liquidity over the last week which we think could suggest that there’s a lot more traders and investors out there who think that this is just the beginning for the company to truly take off.

Though the actual revenue numbers are not comparable to company’s like SunPower (SPWR) or Solar City (SCTY) quite yet, the actual increase in earnings and margin has been a great indicator as to how much this company has progressed during the first 2 quarters. If you had looked at XsunX a year ago today, they would still be in the development stage with no revs and now since changing the business model back in October, the company has now begun to realize the fruits of its labor.

This increased interested is a pivotal step in the company’s growth and after seeing that latest U.S. federal study, it’s become more evident that the overall potential for XsunX could be massive.  The study found that of the 83 GW of renewable capacity additions, 39 GW are solar photovoltaic (PV) systems (60% of which are rooftop installations).

 

“To put the U.S. federal government’s anticipated solar PV growth in perspective, the installation of well over 5 million new solar modules per year would be required for the next 26 years,” stated XsunX CEO, Tom Djokovich.

Over the past few weeks, XSNX has been fairly dormant by means of announcements but the recent news sheds a very bright light on what could be coming for this solar company.  The operational strategy has been to specialize in the design, installation, and service of commercial roof-top solar systems ranging from 20kW to 1MW. This specific niche has been underserved compared to other companies that would rather focus on much larger projects.

Based on this fact, XsunX management expressed that this represents the largest growth opportunity in the solar systems market, to date.  Additionally, XsunX CEO Tom Djokovich was featured in a recent episode of MoneyTV. During the interview, he went over the excitement around what the company has already achieved. He also noted that the goal is to have 1mW installed per month and with the addition of new sales team members, he thinks this can be accomplished.

The solar industry is set to grow exponentially over the next 15-20 years according to industry analysts and XSNX has identified an underserved sector that it has already begun to quickly establish itself in.  After seeing the increase in volume, more attention on the company, and the recent news that XsunX has put out, this solar company will be one that we will continue to monitor closely for future announcements and company progress within the solar industry.

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About XsunX, Inc.

XsunX provides solar energy solutions with the greatest bottom-line financial benefits for commercial and industrial users. Our background and experience spans virtually all aspects of solar, including technology assessment, design and development. The company has developed a highly skilled team of qualified engineering and specialty contractors with extensive commercial solar experience necessary to service the diverse conditions that can be encountered in commercial buildings. The company couples this superior design and delivery capability with factory direct pricing and zero down financing options to provide exceptional solar power plant installation opportunities for its clients.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.xsunx.com/.

 

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Do your own research and consult with a licensed profession before investing.  Any statements and opinions given are amateur and biased and should be treated as such.  Past performance does not indicate future performance in any way.  The performance of all alerts uncompensated and compensated in no way predict the performance of current and/or upcoming alerts.  Check the latest SEC filings before investing, and research other information on the risks of investing in microcap companies at www.sec.gov. Investor News Source has been compensated a total of Thirty thousand Five Hundred dollars by the company for market awareness and content services regarding XsunX, Inc. For important information concerning this email, including applicable disclaimers, compensation consideration, and additional information please make sure to read the information contained within.  To view our full disclaimer, click here.

 

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Matters discussed in this update contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this update, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “may,” “intend,” “expect” and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein, and while expected, there is no guarantee that we will attain the aforementioned anticipated developmental milestones. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company.

 

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25

Aug

Gulf Energy Selects OriginOil’s (OOIL) Technology for Middle East & S. Africa Operations!

Gulf Energy Selects OriginOil’s (OOIL) Technology for Middle East & S. Africa Operations!

     Last night I brought an update on OriginOil (O OI L) discussing the amount of accumulation and increased attention it’s had following last week’s announcement.  This morning it looks like Origin has come out with some monster news!  That’s right, today the Company announced Gulf Energy will expand its multi-million dollar oil service business in the Middle East into frac flowback water…

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24

Aug

OriginOil’s Latest Tech Results Could Suggest Big Growth For 2014-2015

OriginOil’s Latest Tech Results Could Suggest Big Growth For 2014-2015

Recently OriginOil (OTCQB:OOIL) announced the demonstration results of the company’s GEN 2 and after realizing major success obove and beyond its smaller GEN 1 system, OOIL has stepped the game up in a big way. This new system can process more than 10,000 barrels of oil- and chemical-laden frack water each day showing that OriginOil’s CLEAN FRAC system is not only scalable but still small enough…

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22

Aug

Powerdyne (PWDY) is Back and Ready to Bounce

Powerdyne International was something I began to pick up on over the past few days and for all of you new members, this is shaping up to be a great play in my opinion.  Mainly, PWDY has been a beast when it comes to volume vs percentage gains.  We’re talking high double and triple digit breakouts on light to moderate volume and after taking a look through the company’s financials, it really…

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20

Aug

XSNX Continues to Trend on News!

XSNX Continues to Trend on News!

This morning XSNX has made some solid moves.  Following yesterday’s major earnings announcement, the rally has continued and since Tuesday’s open, this is up 20%…better yet is that since Last Friday’s closing low, XsunX is up a whopping 77%.  In my opinion, there could be some potential turn-over as people take a little profit off the table but one thing’s for sure and that is the continued…

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19

Aug

XsunX, Inc. (XSNX) Shining After Latest Earnings Results: $10million Sales Pipline Primed!

Throughout the course of this year, I’ve focused on several key companies that I believe to have incredible potential and XsunX, Inc (XSNX) is one of these. 

XsunX, Inc. (XSNX) Shining After Latest Earnings Results: $10million Sales Pipline Primed!

Throughout the course of this year, I’ve focused on several key companies that I believe to have incredible potential and XsunX, Inc (XSNX) is one of these. 

XsunX Positions for Increased Growth in 2014

XsunX Positions for Increased Growth in 2014

Throughout the course of this year, I’ve focused on several key companies that I believe to have incredible potential and XsunX, Inc (XSNX) is one of these.  Since shifting its business model from manufacturing solar cells and components to a more sales driven strategy, not only has the company realized its first revenue EVER, but it has also proven that XSNX is growing.

This morning, the company

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18

Aug

OOIL CEO Says “Deals are Lined Up Through the Rest of the Year”

  There’s been a cyclical trend of Origin hitting support around $0.15 and then bouncing back 20-40+PCT. To add to this, The Company just released press on CEO Riggs Eckelberry and his “armchair discussion” with Oil and Gas magnate T. Boon Pickens.  The iron part was that this was held at a renewable energy conference of all places!

A video of the conversation can be viewed here.

Eckelberry…

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