Jena, Germany, October 28, 2010 – Intershop subsidiary TheBakery has demonstrated how to enter new business segments in e-commerce by acquiring several new customers for its transaction platform. The platform concept enables online sellers to offer an extensive range of products without having to manage their own inventory or logistics infrastructure. TheBakery acquired its first major customer in 2009 in the form of EURONICS, a leading European alliance of consumer electronics retailers. There, the extension to its brand/intermediary portal for accessories is currently under way. “We chose the platform from TheBakery because we believe the future of e-commerce lies in innovative ideas and efficient processes that fit our multi-channel marketing and sales strategy,” says Michael Härle, head of e-commerce at EURONICS Deutschland eG.
At Wenko-Wenselaar GmbH, the objective is rather different. Supported by TheBakery, this manufacturer of practical household, kitchen, and bathroom products wants to enable its partners to sell the entire Wenko online range via their distribution platforms and marketplaces. This will boost Wenko’s sales while optimizing the supply chains of its customers by allowing a wide range of products to be shipped directly to end customers.
Conrad Electronic, a technology and electronics specialist with a range of over 150,000 products, has tasked TheBakery with supplying data from product data provider ICEcat for some of the new listings in the Conrad offering. The aim is to optimize internal production processes and facilitate faster integration of new items or ranges into the system.
Klaus Skripalle, CEO of TheBakery: “We are currently implementing projects for a number of customers across various sectors who want to leverage the opportunity to enter new markets at no risk and boost their profits. At the same time, they will be able to meet the needs of increasingly demanding online customers in terms of immediate availability of a wide product range.”
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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