[blank]shoppe Signs with Virtual Piggy

[blank]shoppe Signs with Virtual Piggy

Socially conscious online retail store to accept safe youth payments

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG) announced today that it has signed an agreement to integrate its safe youth payment option into [blank]shoppe's online store.

[blank]shoppe provides its customers with an online shopping experience that promotes sustainability and social awareness by carefully cultivating their urban fashion goods and accessories for the young adult market. They also prominently feature a number of charities for donations, including charity: water and Autism Speaks.

"The social values [blank]shoppe stands for are most important to communicate to young people", said Julian Ivann, Founder at [blank]shoppe. "By offering Virtual Piggy as a payment option, we're not only enabling our business to receive payments from young customers, but also get them thinking about social awareness and positivity."

"We are very happy whenever we have an opportunity to partner with a merchant that spreads charitable values", said Virtual Piggy Founder and CEO Dr. Jo Webber. "[blank]shoppe is a great offering to our customers, giving them access to some excellent products and causes."

About Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 21 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and similar international children's privacy laws. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 21 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com

About [blank]shoppe

[blank]shoppe.com (a division of WiGrowUp) is an online retail store that strives to shift change towards sustainability and awareness through the convergence of a social retail experience and philanthropy.

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