Jena, Germany - August 24, 2006 - Intershop Communications AG (Prime Standard: ISH2) today announced that longstanding Intershop customer KarstadtQuelle AG has signed a major contract for additional licenses and services. This will boost the performance of the platforms at www.quelle.de and www.quelle.at, while also accommodating the growing number of online transactions and orders from private users and Quelle stores. It will also facilitate operations during peak periods, such as the run-up to the Holidays, which generate up to 50% of revenues.
Cooperation between Intershop and mail-order specialist Quelle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KarstadtQuelle AG, began in 2001, when the company's Internet presence was successfully implemented in conjunction with HP Consulting and Itellium, KarstadtQuelle's IT service provider. Items ranging from clothing and multimedia products to sports equipment and household goods are available online at www.quelle.de.
In the future, Quelle's website will offer an even wider range of products, as well as short-term promotions on a limited range of items. By leveraging the Internet, Quelle is able to reach a much larger target audience than through conventional catalog sales.
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.