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Spree and Affirm Meetup a Hit in San Francisco

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Alexander Diegel

Over 50 Attendees for Spree and Affirm’s Consumer Finance Meetup

The latest in our series of Meetups recently came to a close, when Spree and partner Affirm teamed up to talk innovations in consumer financing. On July 16, 2014, over 50 attendees, ranging from merchants to developers to rubyists, gathered for a night of collaboration and discussion.

Affirm CEO and Paypal co-founder Max Levchin was the lead speaker of the night, discussing Affirm’s consumer-friendly financing solution.

Affirm’s innovative system is a true win-win for merchants and consumers alike, helping sellers increase their conversion rates and average order value. The system will help buyers, especially millenials who typically don’t have large lines of available credit, get the items they want NOW, without having to endure the painful credit approval process. Members of Affirm’s technical team were also on hand to show developers and store owners how to get up and running with a Spree-Affirm integration in minutes.

Meanwhile, Spree’s Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Melissa Pegus, gave a full introduction of Wombat, Spree’s automated solution for e-commerce integrations.

Wombat was designed to help developers and store owners minimize the complexity of logistics, get to market quicker, and grow faster. Wombat works with any storefront, such as Spree, Shopify, Big Commerce, Magento or Prestashop, and can even be used with your own custom storefront.

Spree Commerce Certified Partners BuildRX, Crowd Interactive, and Resolve Digital were on hand to answer questions about Spree and Wombat’s ability to create custom business logic, configure custom ERPs, and how to connect to accounting systems.

Stay tuned for our next meetup happening next Thursday at GoDaddy’s Sunnyvale, CA offices on July 24th. The focus will be on GoDaddy’s multi-tenant deployment of Spree— the largest in the world— and there are even rumblings about Go Kart racing in their office. To learn more, visit the Meetup.com page and RSVP:

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