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You Can Now Make a Step2.com Purchase with PayPal


PayPal has joined the Step2.com family of payment options. PayPal, which is the 2nd most preferred online payment method in the US, right after Visa, is the “faster, safer way to pay online.” While all payments processed through Step2.com are secure, Step2 is TRUSTe certified and VeriSign Trusted, the addition of PayPal gives our customers more options when shopping online.

About PayPal

PayPal allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 100 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay company.

Here are some great tips about safety online:

Step2.com is Now TRUSTe Certified

TRUSTeStep2.com is proud to have been recently certified by TRUSTe. The TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, which indicates that TRUSTe has reviewed Step2.com’s privacy policy and it adheres to TRUSTe’s privacy program requirements, is now present at the footer of the Step2 website. To comply with this program, Step2.com also participates in TRUSTe’s privacy dispute resolution services and is subject to site privacy scans to detect vulnerabilities.

About TRUSTe

TRUSTe helps people click with confidence by guiding them to trustworthy websites. Companies that display the TRUSTe seal on their website’s privacy policy comply with the highest standards for protecting your personal information.

Behind the Scenes: Step2 on Designing Spaces

Designing Spaces

Step2 recently teamed up with the Lifetime® television series Designing Spaces to revamp the Infant Toddler Playroom at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. We ventured down to Hollywood, FL to get a behind the scenes look at the taping of the upcoming episode.


Array of Step2 and Infantino items donated to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital


Assembling the toys

Host Debi Marie

Host Debi Marie (Photo credit: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation)

Ride-ons and Shopping Carts

Ride-ons and Shopping Carts for the patients to enjoy

Be sure to check out the two-part episode in June! The “before and set-up” episode airs on June 17 at 7:30 am/6:30c and the “big reveal” airs on June 24 at 7:30 am/6:30c.

Step2 & Infantino Launch New Online Mom Community

MomShare is here! MomShare is an online community where moms can share their ideas, advice and opinions with each other. It is a place to connect, share, and click with others while getting a sneak peek at new product and service offerings and share your candid feedback with us.

When you join in, you can check out our forums and search for advice from other moms. You can also provide input on toys, and participate in special research groups and product testing – giving you a say in what we make and how we make it. So check out MomShare and start sharing!


Step2.com Customer Reviews Facebook Integration Recognized by ClickZ

In a ClickZ.com article yesterday, Step2.com was highlighted as a company using Facebook programming for “relevant, compelling consumer” problem solving.

The article states:

“Several retailers, including Step2, have materially enhanced the customer reviews on their product pages with Facebook Connect. Customer reviews is the user-generated content (UGC) that drives SEO and conversion.”

Step2.com on ClickZ.com

Step2 is proud to work with Power Reviews, a customer reviews platform that aims to “empower customers to make confident purchase decisions.”

Cathy Halligan, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Power Reviews, writes:

“Consumers want objective reviews from other consumers relevant to them, and authentic, real reviews they can trust are critical. The ‘like’ button (1) shows me how many people have endorsed the product and whether they’re in my network. The reviewers’ Facebook profile (2) gives me that information to know a mom, like me, endorses this product. I can also comment on this product (3), stimulating the conversation with my friends on Facebook. Step2 increases the relevance to me, using Facebook, and my trust in the review, giving me confidence to click the ‘add to cart button.’ Problem solved.”

We’d like to give a big “thank you!” to our customers who have helped contribute to the 24,000+ product reviews on Step2.com.

To contribute a product review on Step2.com, please visit the page of the product you wish to review.

Step2 is a Save Energy Now LEADER

Save Energy Now LEADER logo

We are proud to announce that we have set an ambitious goal to increase our energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Over the next 10 years, we will reduce our energy intensity by 25 percent. We have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and are now recognized as a Save Energy Now LEADER.

Through the Save Energy Now LEADER program, Step2 will play a part in helping the US move toward a clean energy future.

For more information about Save Energy Now LEADER, please visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/