Intershop Communications AG | Press Release |

Intershop and dotSource agree on technology partnership

  • “Social Commerce out of the Box“ for Intershop Enfinity Suite 6
  • Increased customer retention for web shop operators by social commerce functionalities
  • SCOOBOX® dotSource enhances  Intershop Enfinity Suite by numerous interaction options for visitors

Jena, January 27, 2010 – The e-commerce software specialist Intershop and the social commerce agency dotSource combine their core competence in a technology partnership: dotSource's standard solution SCOOBOX® enhances Intershop's Enfinity Suite by social commerce functionalities. Intershop is in charge of the support.

dotSource has been a certified Intershop implementation partner for several years and is fully conversant with the Intershop software. A further advantage for the new technology partnership is the close proximity, since both companies are located in the Intershop Tower. Joint customers can benefit from the vast e-commerce knowledge that the two possess.

dotSource developed SCOOBOX® (short for Social Commerce Out Of The Box) especially for Intershop Enfinity Suite 6. The SCOOBOX® solution version 1.0 is based on and completely integrated in the Intershop basis technology. It is fitted seamlessly and precisely into the Intershop platform, according to the customer's requirements.

SCOOBOX® 1.0 provides a whole range of opportunities for Web shop visitors. Existing standard features of Intershop Enfinity, e.g. product ratings and comments, are enhanced comprehensively by SCOOBOX® and are complemented by new components. New Web 2.0 functionalities offer, among other things, configurable and visual shopping, a communication system, enhanced customer management and user profiles, toplists, a drag and drop shopping cart and much more. Additionally, a complete forum can be integrated. The combination of several social commerce components helps shop operators to set up an active online community and to increase target group loyalty towards the company. Shoppers are actively involved in the shop's value added process.

The SCOOBOX® software kit is available for those Intershop customers that use Enfinity Suite 6.2 or higher or to those that will implement it in the future.

About dotSource
The dotSource GmbH is one of the leading social commerce agencies in the German-speaking world. Via social shopping solutions it leads to the success of national and international oriented e-commerce companies. The dotSource team has longtime practical experience in e-commerce and combines expertise from the areas of Web 2.0, online marketing and community support. With the live shopping portal Preisbock.de and the expert blogs Handelskraft.de and socialcommerce.de, dotSource actively takes part in the development of the German social commerce landscape.
dotSource is a certified Intershop Enfinity partner, Magento partner as well as a member of the e-commerce association Towerbyte eG.

Press Contact dotSource GmbH:
Sabine Eberl
Tel: +49.3641 5733-491
pr@dotSource.de
www.dotSource.de

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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch

Head of Corporate Communication

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309