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MARCsMovement.com launches double-bottom-line online marketplace

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MARCsMovement.com announces the launch of its socially responsible eCommerce platform that provides online shoppers with a hip and mainstream online marketplace to 1) save money, 2) donate 5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice, and 3) buy the products they want from verified Moral And Responsible Companies (MARCs) -- all with just one click. The platform, driven through social media, successfully harnesses the power of eCommerce to make a difference in the world while providing double bottom line value to online shoppers, vendors, and charity partners! Online shoppers save up to 70% off MSRP's at MARCsMovement.com when they purchase one of the everyday products on the site with a wide variety of eco-conscious, innovative, practical, and fun items from big brands to start ups. With products from HDTVs to organic clothing, and everything in between, the MARCsMovement.com platform resembles Amazon.com in its variety-shopping model, but differentiates itself by incorporating its in-house research and ratings about every company's socially responsible business practices right into the shopping experience. Charities now have a new, fun, and easy way to help raise money for their causes! MARCsMovement.com forms affiliate relationships with its charity partners through its in-house affiliate program and donates a percentage of every successful sale they drive to the site. This is in addition to the 5% donation customers make to the charity of their choice. Vendor MARCs benefit from this platform through increased sales, obtaining a 'MARC Approved' rating, and having their socially responsible business practices profiled for all shoppers to read. MARC vendor's products and practices are promoted and driven by MARCsMovement's integrated marketing, digital branding, and proactive social media and network outreach. Vendors receive direct access and exposure to highly targeted and influential consumers and are rated as Community Conscious, Eco-Friendly, Ethical, and/or Humanitarian. MARCsMovement.com's mission is to utilize its eCommerce platform to bridge the gap between the humanitarian and business worlds. 'MARCsMovement.com is well positioned for exponential growth in the socially responsible e-tail market this year. Our focus is on providing double-bottom-line value with every purchase while bringing the sexy back to social entrepreneurship and socially responsible shopping,' says CEO and Co-Founder, Brent Freeman. The online retail market will experience double-digit growth in 2010 and MARCsMovement.com has already begun capitalizing on these growth statistics. Nearly nine out of ten Millennials, MARCsMovement's core demographic, stated that they are likely or very likely to switch from one brand to another if the second brand is associated with a good cause. The MARCsMovement.com platform provides the company cause information and retail outlet -- all in one. MARCsMovment.com is seeking partner vendors, charities, organizations, and press outlets, both large and small, who consider themselves to be Moral And Responsible Companies and wish to gain sales, digital branding, proactive promotions, eCommerce partnerships, or exposure to the MARCsMovement off-line charity fundraisers. Some recent events include a Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert in Los Angeles where all proceeds were donated to Doctor's Without Borders, and on June 3, 2010, MARCsMovement will host the United State's first official exhibition ChessBoxing 4 Charity event in Hollywood, CA to help raise money for its partner non-profit, The Tiziano Project (see http://bit.ly/akW78r). About MARCsMovement.com MARCsMovement.com is a Los Angeles based online property of MARCsMovement, LLC a for-profit / for-a-difference social entrepreneurial venture with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, press inquiries, or to schedule an interview, please contact Norma LaRosa at 415-999-3844 or visit the company's website, www.MARCsMovement.com.

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