Benefits of eCommerce Alliance for Customers: Wider Solution Offering, Faster Product Development

  • Focus on best solutions for store managers
  • Joint product development creates unique value for customers
  • Faster provision of additional functionalities and custom operating solutions 

Jena, Germany, October 20, 2011 – Combining their online expertise in the eCommerce Alliance is the logical consequence of the members’ shared focus on store managers. The aim is to offer e-tailers the best solution for their business.
Thanks to the alliance’s deep market knowledge, store manager requirements can be quickly identified and appropriate solutions developed. Pooling of development capacities between the partners makes this possible. “By bringing together product development resources, the alliance is sharing knowledge in this area and taking it to a new level thanks to our collaborative efforts,” says Intershop Management Board member Henry Göttler. Store managers benefit from accelerated provision of successful business functionalities. This also applies to the options for operating the solution, which range from complete in-house operation of the e-commerce system through hosted operation to a comprehensive Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Online retailers can also take advantage of a business process outsourcing program to outsource their entire operations. Intershop offers customers who operate e-commerce projects of varying size and complexity the unique option to combine on-premise offerings with SaaS solutions.


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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

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