Jena, Germany, April 17, 2012 – Intershop is helping LEDON Lamp GmbH, a subsidiary of listed Austrian company Zumtobel AG, to expand into online direct sales in the Austrian and German markets. Environmentally-friendly and energy-saving LED lamps for household lighting are now available from LEDON’s online store (www.ledon.de and www.ledon.at). Parent company Zumtobel is the European market leader in professional lighting.
LEDON aims to use the online store to engage directly with customers and provide them with special offers through the newly established LEDON Club. In the near future, LEDON also plans to carry out joint sales campaigns with partners on the Intershop platform.
As business process outsourcing provider, Intershop takes care of most elements in the e-commerce value chain, from developing and running the online store (Software as a Service) through customer care to handling returns and accounts receivable management. The single-source solution facilitates smooth, customer-friendly processing of orders and deliveries.
“We found the speed and flexibility of the Intershop solution particularly compelling. Thanks to standardized, automated processes, our online store went live after just 10 weeks. At the same time, Intershop put together a suite of services from their Full Service E-Commerce portfolio that fit our requirements exactly and also found smart solutions for our LEDON Club and future promotional stores. We’re now looking forward to working together on extending our online activities,” explains Simone Wächtler, Marketing Manager at LEDON.
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.
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