Well well, the big day is finally coming. After many months of work the Moonfruit ShopBuilder is finally going to hit the streets on Oct 19 2011. And what better way to do it than with a launch event with our good friends PayPal and Start-up Britain, and of course you - our lovely customers!

Our new ShopBuilder tool will be seamlessly integrated into our existing Moonfruit technology so will form a natural extension to your site. We wanted to make something that would not only work in Moonfruit, but take away the pain of building multiple shops on different channels – so you can really just 'publish once, be everywhere' - on web, mobile and Facebook.

Web Mobile Social, Oct 2011

We've been working in partnership with PayPal to get the payment process running with their most up to date tools. Our integration means that you can start trading immediately with just an email address. Also using PayPal's Express Checkout your customers will get a slick payment process that is optimised for web and mobile.

We also know how important it is to support small business and keep them trading in these difficult economic times, which is why StartUp Britain have been keen to get involved and support our launch. Both PayPal and StartUp Britain will have speakers at the event offering their insight into fighting for customers in a global online marketplace.

Oooh, intriguing. So why not come to our launch event to find out what it's all about. It's a great opportunity to meet the Moonfruit team, including me, our CEO Wendy and CTO Eirik, our designers and developers, take part in a few workshops for some hints and tips, and chew the fat. It'll be held at PayPal's offices in Richmond (UK) on Oct 19th starting from 3pm with drinks to follow. Tickets are limited and free, so we'd love to see you there if you're interested in selling on web, mobile and social.

http://moonfruitpaypal-moonfruit.eventbrite.com/

For those that are really excited to get started keep an eye out for the shop beta group which will open soon and allow you to get hold of an early release to play with and provide feedback.

So that's it for now. We hope to see you at the event and we'll let you know how it goes!