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Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas Launches New Website

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota, (April 1, 2014) - Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas today revealed its new eCommerce Center at The newly designed online store, built on Zen Cart® is deployed on a hosting solution provided by DreamHost. The website includes the latest features and functionality delivering an exceptional customer experience to online shoppers. The point-and-click navigation is straightforward and streamlined to easily browse and search through the product-lines offered by Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas.

"We have designed our eCommerce Center to serve the unique needs of Purple Martin landlords in the Dakotas," said Perry D. Vogel, Cofounder and President for Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas. "The launch of will serve as a local source for the best-in-class Purple Martin products available on the market today. Even the custom embroidered clothing line was chosen for the moisture-wicking breathable performance fabrics." Vogel goes on to say, "We are proud to partner with HAV-IT Services who manufacture the T-14 Purple Martin house in either cedar or pine. HAV-IT Services is a Harvey, North Dakota based nonprofit organization that provides support services to people with intellectual disabilities."

The new provides visitors with the most up-to-date features and functionality available:
•Permanent Cart - Any products added to your online cart remain there until you remove them, or check them out.
•Address Book - We can deliver your products to an address other than yours! This is perfect to send birthday gifts direct to the birthday-person themselves.
•Products Reviews - Share your opinions on our products with other customers.

Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas' platform is based on the latest version of Zen Cart®, an online store management system. Zen Cart® provides Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas a website design program developed by shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants. Zen Cart® puts the merchants’ and shoppers’ requirements first and responds to the users' needs. is the only Purple Martin specialty online retailer in North Dakota. The eCommerce Center provides customers a customized experience to shop by categories or manufacturers.

Purple Martin Association of the Dakotas was determined for 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service effective March 7, 2012.

Perry D. Vogel, Cofounder and President
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