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One Step Checkout is growing and appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Hi Everyone
This year has been really busy at One Step Checkout. So busy we even failed to wish you a Merry Christmas 2015 and thank you for your support and contribution allowing us to make our annual donation to Kiva charity. Thanks to our clients, resellers, affiliates we have now made 227 loans.

We are appointing a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who will bring best practices from leading global companies to take the company to the next step. This year she will be focusing on nurturing and further developing our relationships with our existing customers, distribution and industry partners but also translate our current achievement and reputation into a strong brand that will allow OneStepCheckout to acquire more customers, faster.

Who is she?
Thien-Lan Weber is an international marketer with 15 years experience with tier one companies such as Accenture, Clarins or Johnson and Johnson. She was born and raised in France and holds a Masters Degrees from HEC Paris School of Management.

Thien-Lan Weber

She joined the broader Magento ecosystem when she was recruited to build and grow the eBay brand in Australia in 2007. In 2010 she moved across to PayPal where she held several marketing positions and left in 2014 to bring her family back to Europe. After one year spent in Zürich, she finally settled down in Oslo where the grass is greener (when it’s not white) and where our company is based.

Fun facts about her? Her background is Vietnamese and her first name means “Heavenly Orchid”. She is also a proud mum of two young boys, enjoys karaoke and is a real foodie.

Please join us and welcome her to the Magento inner circle. She is looking forward to meeting many of you in person at upcoming industry events.

Don’t miss a thing and follow us the way you like it: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn..

We wish you a peaceful christmas and a prosperous new year full of ecommerce!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

This year we have donated $1500 to Wikipedia, Free Software Foundation and Electronic Frontier Foundation. I addition we continue our involvment with KIVA, prividing micro loans to unique entrepreneurs around the globe, now counting 150 loans.

Donations

WikipediaThe WikiMedia foundation is responsible for running the top-ten internet property Wikipedia, as well as many other useful sites. Wikipedia is the worlds largest encyclopedia, with editors all over the world spending their free time to make information more available for everyone on the globe. We believe Wikipedia is an extremely important project, and it is also important to keep it free of commercial interests. That is why we have donated to them this year.

fsf-logoThe Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a non-profit that advocates free software ideals and works for adoption of free software and free media formats, as well as activist campaigns against threats to user freedom. We donated to the Free Software Foundation because we want to give back, as Magento itself is free software, and also big parts of the ecosystem around Magento is free software as well.

Electronic Frontier FoundationThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF Europe) is a non-profit that spends all its time fighting for our rights on the internet! They were founded in 1990, and have since been defending us on free speech, privacy, innovation and consumer rights. EFF brings lawyers, policy analysts, activists and technologists together to defend our rights. We have donated to this organization because we consider the work they are doing extremely important, and it is essential to keep them up and running.

Micro loans – Just makes sense

kiva-logoThe sole purpose of OneStepCheckout is to reduce customer abandonment and increase conversions. Maximizing profits by simply adding technology. We also want to help entrepreneurs or “micro-preneurs” in the developing world, through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Its not simply feeling good. The ecommerce industry is basically all about trading goods. We think it makes sense to lend a hand to others in the commerce industry in the developing world. At the end of the day it’s all about getting a customer to buy a product, either if you have a global online store with thousands of users every day or a simple kiosk shakein a local marketplace. We all need to start somewhere, and who knows; maybe in some years some of our micro lenders are ready to go online as well!

At One Step Checkout we allocate some of our proceeds to microfinance projects, in cooperation with KIVA, the world’s first peer-to-peer micro-lending website.

Plese have a look at our lender page: www.kiva.org/lender/onestepcheckout2972

We are happy that we can make these contributions to the community, and give back. We want to wish all our customers, partners and everbody else a marry christmas and a prosperous new year!

Thanks and regards, from everybody working with OneStepCheckout!

Micro loans to Low Income Entrepreneurs

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Kiva.org

One Step Checkout corp.  is certainly not Bill Gates. But even as a small medium-sized company in the ecommerce industry we think it makes sense to lend a hand to others in the commerce industry in the developing world. At One Step Checkout we allocate some of our proceeds to microfinance projects, in cooperation with KIVA, the world’s first peer-to-peer micro-lending website.

What is KIVA?
Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.

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