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The soccer World Cup: Intershop shares some last minute tips on optimizing online shops for mobile devices

  • The significance of mobile devices for e-commerce has skyrocketed since the last World Cup
  • Intershop client SportScheck becomes 2014 European tablet champion
  • The commerce specialist provides tips on how companies can take advantage of additional sales potential generated by the World Cup

Jena, Germany, May 15, 2014—In a comparison of well-known sporting goods retailers across Europe, the mobile web shop of Intershop client SportScheck has been named the 2014 European champion. This puts the retailer in an excellent position to benefit from one of the industry’s main drivers of sales—the men’s soccer World Cup in Brazil. Intershop congratulates SportScheck and, to mark the occasion, shares some last minute advice on how retailers can take advantage of additional sales potential from the World Cup by optimizing their online shops for mobile devices and running targeted, soccer-themed campaigns. As of today, there are just four weeks left until the World Cup gets underway.

Under the title “An open goal for increasing sales: Mobile commerce and the World Cup,” Volker John, Vice President of Sales at DACH Intershop, shares tips on which techniques can be used in online shops displayed on smartphones and tablets to stay ahead of the game. He also encourages companies to use the World Cup as an opportunity to use creative, service-oriented ideas that transcend this major sporting event in order to anchor mobile commerce activities in the minds of customers.

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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.

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