Jena, Germany and Waltham, Mass., 29 January, 2015 – Intershop announced today that it has extended its partnership with ModusLinkGlobal Solutions™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider, to provide a joint full-service e-commerce solution to customers globally. The extended partnership includes the development and integration of standard interfaces from ModusLink’s logistics, payment and taxation back-end systems into Intershop’s full-service Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, as well as seamless access from the Intershop platform to ModusLink’s logistics and warehousing services.
Joint customers can now easily access ModusLink’s global service, payments processing and logistics network in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as logistics services provided by partners in China – one of the biggest growth markets for e-commerce.
Intershop and ModusLink have already signed their first new joint customers based on the new offering, with major projects expected to go live during 2015.
“Intershop’s SaaS e-commerce platform enables us to offer our clients a truly global solution at a reasonable initial investment, while still retaining the flexibility and scalability that our clients are looking for,” commented Bram Barendregt, Vice President & General Manager eBusiness, ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. “Our partnership with Intershop has been a key element in successfully expanding our B2C business across the globe.”
“By combining ModusLink’s logistics, payment and customer care services with our SaaS platform, we have created a unique offering for companies looking to implement a global e-commerce growth strategy based on a SaaS model,” added Udo Rauch, VP Channel at Intershop. “Businesses looking to cover the entire commerce value chain this way find in the offering a fast time to market, low ramp-up costs, as well as fast and flexible roll-outs into new countries and markets. We are very happy to see our partnership develop so strongly.”
About ModusLink Global Solutions
ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), is a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider that gives clients real-time visibility into their end-to-end supply and demand chain operations, with expertise and facilities worldwide to manage forward and reverse logistics. ModusLink is also affiliated with @Ventures which provides venture capital and growth resources to early stage clean technology companies. The company’s operations are supported by more than 25 sites across North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. For more information, please visit www.moduslink.com.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) 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.