Jena, Germany, May 15, 2014—In a comparison of well-known sporting goods retailers across Europe, the mobile web shop of Intershop client SportScheck has been named the 2014 European champion. This puts the retailer in an excellent position to benefit from one of the industry’s main drivers of sales—the men’s soccer World Cup in Brazil. Intershop congratulates SportScheck and, to mark the occasion, shares some last minute advice on how retailers can take advantage of additional sales potential from the World Cup by optimizing their online shops for mobile devices and running targeted, soccer-themed campaigns. As of today, there are just four weeks left until the World Cup gets underway.
Under the title “An open goal for increasing sales: Mobile commerce and the World Cup,” Volker John, Vice President of Sales at DACH Intershop, shares tips on which techniques can be used in online shops displayed on smartphones and tablets to stay ahead of the game. He also encourages companies to use the World Cup as an opportunity to use creative, service-oriented ideas that transcend this major sporting event in order to anchor mobile commerce activities in the minds of customers.
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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