MONTREAL, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - kCentric, a leading provider of turnkey e-commerce solutions together with Pascal & Jérémie Concept, the largest stylist firm in Canada, today announced the launch of KeepItSample.ca, the first Private Sale e-commerce site powered by the k-eCommerce solution, and the first Private Sale site serving U.S. and Canadian customers bilingually in English and French. New 'Browse and Buy' features include high-quality Image Zoom and One-Page Checkout.
KeepItSample.ca allures members with limited time offers and exclusive pricing up to 70% off retail prices on collections handpicked by their stylists, specialists in trends and brands.
Membership at KeepItSample.ca is by invitation only and rewards members for referring their friends with a $10 store credit issued upon the new member's first purchase. Application is open to the general public online at KeepItSample.ca, and pending approval members will receive exclusive access to private sales by luxury and couture brands. Sales last only a few days and are offered to members only.
"The concept of the Private Sale is embedded in social network e-commerce," said Laurent Allardin, President at kCentric. "We are proud to work with KeepItSample.ca to develop and apply that concept into a sophisticated online store based on e-commerce best practices."
The k-eCommerce solution provides the tools to manage innovative marketing campaigns that allow KeepItSample.ca to maximize the social Web by initiating brand-centric conversations that create buzz, and implement a referral rewards program as a strategy to grow membership and build loyalty.
kCentric is currently working on the second phase of development that will include INTERAC Online payment and a mobile e-commerce application for iPhone and BlackBerry.
"We selected the k-eCommerce platform for its strength and security features as well as its ability to automate workflow freeing us to grow our business. We are extremely pleased with the Private Sale store developed in partnership with the kCentric team," said Pascal Sauvageau, President at KeepItSample.ca. "We are selling a premium product without being forced to sacrifice quality in front of the customer, which is very important for the brands we represent. The shopping experience has to be pleasant and gratifying, from the login page to the reception of the goods."
k-eCommerce is a leading turnkey e-commerce solution with ERP integration built by kCentric on Microsoft .NET technologies and powered by the secure high-scalability k-eCommerce platform. The comprehensive solution features a Sales Portal for online order management, browser-based Customer Self-Service, Advanced Shopping Cart, One-Page Checkout, unique store design, complete catalog, powerful search engine, customer account, integrated customer specific pricing, secure PCI-compliant online payment, integrated shipping and order tracking, SEO-enhanced store architecture and marketing tools to drive traffic, and multilingual and multi-currency support to access new markets. To demo the k-eCommerce solution, please visit www.k-ecommerce.com.
About kCentric Technologies Inc.
kCentric Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of turnkey e-commerce solutions designed for ERP integration and delivered on demand or on premise. kCentric has brought together leading professional specialists in the latest Web-based technologies and best Internet business practices. The cutting-edge solutions developed by kCentric are driven by our technological innovation, affordable turnkey approach and constant preoccupation with customer satisfaction. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and recipient of OCTAS and CEA for business excellence in e-commerce. Founded in 2001, kCentric is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in Boston. For more information please visit www.kcentric.net.
KeepItSample.ca is North America's premier online bilingual sample sale destination for fashion apparel, jewelry and accessories where shopping is kept sample! KeepItSample.ca offers the exclusivity of Private Sale limited collections by invitation only. KeepItSample.ca's innovative sales model is attracting leading brands including Andy Thê Anh, Vivienne Westwood, John Richmond, Jack&Jones, Ginch Gonch, Christopher Kon and many more. KeepItSample.ca is the Private Sale online venture of Pascal & Jérémie Concept, Canada's premiere styling firm. We invite you to visit our online sample sale site www.keepitsample.ca.
About Pascal & Jérémie Concept
With more than 11 years experience in the fashion industry, the company specializes in fashion styling and fashion event management services for corporate and artistic clients in the television, beauty and fashion industries. Pascal & Jérémie regularly style celebrities from around to world for the red carpet. Throughout the years, Pascal & Jérémie managed to become the reference when it comes to fashion trends and maintain an impressive network of Canadian and International designers and distributors of fashion clothing and accessories.
In 2008-2009, Pascal & Jérémie worked on more than 200 events and photo shoots, created over 2000 fashion concepts and looks and collaborated with the most prominent names in the industry. The company is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. For more information please visit our web site at www.pjconcept.com.
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For further information: For further information: Amanda Frank, kCentric Technologies Inc., (514) 973-2510, 1-888-kCentric x225, firstname.lastname@example.org; Malwine Phaneuf, Pascal & Jérémie Concept Inc., (514) 504-5803, email@example.com; KeepItSample.ca, (514) 564-4455, firstname.lastname@example.org