Jena, Germany, December 21, 2010 – Sports retailer SportScheck is bringing its offerings to mobile devices and simplifying product searches on smart phones via Intershop’s Mobile Connector. SportScheck already deploys Enfinity Suite for its online store. Using special interfaces, the packaged software supports both native applications (i.e., developed for a specific type of device) and mobile Web applications, which support all mobile devices. One of each application type is now live. The Mobile Connector is based on the technology of partner Sevenval.
With a special application (app) for iPhones called SportScheck Outfitter, customers will be able to take a picture of a snowboard jacket while on the piste, for example, and view available models in the SportScheck collection. The app includes a FactFinder function, which customers can use to conveniently access the required item and product data and start the order process. An extended version will follow in November 2010 with an illustrated shopping cart within the app and integrated service pages, such as My Account and FAQs. For users of other smart phones or mobile devices, SportScheck provides a mobile Web application. This browser-based solution comprises the same search and order functions, but with less specific operational functions.
“Integrating mobile commerce into the various channels adds a unique dimension to SportScheck’s multi-channel strategy. We are increasingly using the mobile Web as a link between the sales channels, allowing it to become a mobile store. Demonstrating multimedia expertise also enhances our position as a leading innovator in the sports retail segment,” says Jari Kral, head of e-commerce and new media at SportScheck.
Link to iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/sportscheck/id391466527
Link to mobile web store: http://m.sportscheck.com
More information on the Intershop Mobile Connector can be found at http://www.intershop.com/media-center.html.
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.
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