Zamro, an Intershop customer, has been nominated for the Best Starter award, which is part of the Shopping Awards. This is a prestigious award show in the Netherlands, which honors the best e-commerce players every year. On March 9, it will be decided whether the industrial supplies retailer is indeed the best starter in the Netherlands.
Zamro is nominated together with two other Dutch start-ups: Gogido, which let people compare cab drivers, and Terello, a start-up that repairs smartphones and tablets wherever the customer wants. A jury will decide which one of these will go home with a trophy of the Shopping Awards. In the Netherlands, this is the biggest and most important award show for the e-commerce industry.
The jury has said it will choose the winner based on certain criteria: is the concept distinctive enough, is there a clear business model with a long-term plan and is the setup of the online store state of the art,, professional and unique?
"In our point of view, Zamro fits these criteria perfectly. We are profoundly proud of this nomination for our customer", says Intershop's marketing manager Harold van der Horst. "What makes this nomination special is the fact that Zamro has only been active for one year. Intershop is often seen as a solution for companies who are having their second or third growth spurt, when performance becomes a challenge or when the complexity increases because of complicated system integrations, international growth, multiple brands, or a combination of business models. But Zamro shows perfectly that the Intershop commerce engine also caters for new initiatives with serious international ambitions."
Zamro is a real disruptive player. In contrast to what's common business in the industry, Zamro shows all of their catalogs, products and prices online, with total transparency. The company was founded in February 2016, but is growing strongly. In the online store, customers (mostly SMEs) can choose from 500,000 industrial components, which will soon grow to one million components.
Last year, Zamro chose Intershop after an extensive competition analysis. The successful cooperation reflects perfectly Intershop's B2B focus and the fact our solution is very interesting for both new players and existing fast-growing companies with international ambitions, who thanks to the 100% success rate of Intershop can start soon after the short implementation time.
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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