Safe shopping platform forms deals with two sports retailers

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. — Virtual Piggy, a provider of a technology platform that allows children to shop online in a parent-controlled environment, has formed agreements with sports retailers Spyder Surf and Tahoe Mountain Sports.

“As an outdoor retailer with a strong e-commerce presence, one of our key consumer demographics is teens, particularly for action sports such as skiing, snowboarding and disc golf” said Tahoe Mountain Sports owner David Polivy. “Since many teens don’t have credit cards to make online purchases, partnering with Virtual Piggy allows us to monetize these passionate brand enthusiasts through its innovative online payment system.”

“The youth product categories have continued to perform well for us, but the additional ‘found’ revenue will be welcomed. Virtual Piggy will enable our online business to continue to expand upon the success that our retail stores have experienced in this division.” Said Mark Cole, website and marketing manager for Spyder Surf.