Power and Flexibility of Vcommerce Enterprise with Best in Class Partner
Solutions Provides Unbeatable Combination
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ., September 25 /CNW/ - Vcommerce Corporation
(www.vcommerce.com), the leader in enterprise eCommerce solutions, announced
today that Reitmans Limited, Canada's leading ladies' apparel specialty
retailer, has selected Vcommerce Enterprise(TM) to create multiple eCommerce
web sites for the company. In response to growing customer demand for
transaction-capable sites, Reitmans conducted an exhaustive search for an
eCommerce solution capable of supporting Reitmans' constant innovation and
drive for competitive advantage. Reitmans selected Vcommerce Enterprise based
on the completeness of the solution, the flexibility to integrate
best-in-class third party components, and the deep expertise of the Vcommerce
team to aid this leading brick and mortar retailer into the world of high
"Reitmans has been successfully running a brick and mortar retail
operation for 80 years, but this is our first foray into online sales," said
Diane Randolph, vice president of information systems, Reitmans Limited. "We
feel that now the time is right to provide customers with a content-rich
online store, complete with multiple merchandise views and information, as
well as transaction capabilities. The vast and diverse geography and climate
of the Canadian landscape means that customers often travel a considerable
distance to shop in our stores. More robust and transaction-capable web sites
provide our customers with the ability to make purchases online, but also to
'pre-shop' for merchandise before heading to our stores. We are excited to be
working with Vcommerce to develop this online sales channel and to enhance the
overall shopping experience across all channels for our loyal customers."
Reitmans is a specialty apparel retailer with more than one billion
dollars in annual revenue. The company has more than 900 stores across Canada.
The company plans a phased rollout of its online stores beginning with its
Addition-Elle, Pennington's and the MXM brand later this year. Vcommerce will
provide the comprehensive eCommerce solution Reitmans requires to create the
online storefronts with a unified shopping cart across all sites, multiple
language support, loyalty programs, wish lists and highly secure transaction
capabilities. Vcommerce Enterprise seamlessly integrates with Reitmans'
business systems for merchandising, fulfillment and customer relationship
management. Reitmans also selected best-in-class third-party components from
FAST, Omniture, RichFX, and RightNow, which are all integrated through the
Vcommerce Enterprise Connector (VECTOR(TM)).
"We look forward to helping another successful brick and mortar business
develop an online sales channel that drives more profit and customer loyalty
for the entire organization," said Dan Kennedy, president and chief technology
officer of Vcommerce. He continued, "Reitmans' selection of Vcommerce is
especially rewarding, since they will be the flagship customer in our apparel
vertical, and are launching concurrently with three world-class sites."
Vcommerce Enterprise is delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), which
enables Reitmans to leverage the configurability and security of a "behind the
firewall" software implementation, while enjoying ease of deployment,
continuously updated feature sets, and availability of best-in-class partner
components to provide for a truly "future-proof" solution.
Since 1926, Reitmans Canada Ltd. has grown to include over 900 stores
operating under seven divisions: Reitmans, Smart-Set, RW & CO., Penningtons,
Thyme Maternity, Addition-Elle and Cassis. Today, 343 Reitmans stores across
Canada offer a full line of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories that cater
to the active woman and her daughter - everything from careerwear to casual
wear, all available in petite to full sizes. At Reitmans, you'll always find
friendly service, stylish clothing, quality products and unbeatable prices
that all add up to great value.
About Vcommerce Corporation
Vcommerce is the leading provider of eCommerce solutions, enabling
retailers, branded manufacturers, apparel, and entertainment companies to grow
revenue and reduce expenses associated with operating an eCommerce business.
We provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for our clients across five
key areas: online marketing, storefront, order management, fulfillment &
integration, and customer service. Vcommerce also seamlessly integrates
solutions from the world's best application and service providers to enable
retailers to derive maximum value from their investments in eCommerce. With
Vcommerce Enterprise, clients have the flexibility to deploy an end-to-end
total solution or utilize the key areas and services that enhance their
existing eCommerce investments. Vcommerce clients include Overstock.com, eToys
Direct, Ritz Interactive, MTV Networks and newegg.com. Located in Scottsdale,
Ariz., the company is privately held, and its investors include Internet
Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICGE). For more information, please visit
www.vcommerce.com or call 480.922.9922.
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names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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