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Amsterdam, 6 December 2016 – The B2B commerce specialist Intershop Communications is expanding its e-commerce partner network with B2B digital agency Evident. The combination of a mature e-commerce platform, e-commerce experience, and knowledge of the specific B2B landscape aligns with the developments within the growing European B2B market. The collaboration between Intershop and Evident aims to offer B2B companies new opportunities to create extra added value in the supply chain, whereby they can better and more quickly respond to the changing needs of business customers.
Evident is an expert in B2B e-commerce and strengthened its offering with Intershop Commerce Suite and Intershop Order Management. The fact that Evident has chosen Intershop is a logical step according to Evident CEO Ferry Meijndert: “Intershop delivers a very comprehensive e-commerce solution with a great deal of B2B-specific functionality, which is available out of the box. Consider things like customer-specific pricing, product configuration, request for quote workflows, etc. It is the ideal solution for environments with complex integrations, often in an international context.”
Intershop also expects a lot from the collaboration with Evident. Rene Verspuij, Manager Partner Sales EMEA at Intershop: “We are experiencing an increasing demand from the B2B market. Evident is a content-strong and experienced B2B specialist in Europe and a high quality addition to our partner network. Together with Evident’s knowledge, our Intershop platform makes for a powerful combination for ambitious B2B companies who want to lift their e-commerce to the next level.”
The role of the wholesaler is changing within the B2B market. Business end users expect their own price breaks, customized advice, a high level of service and a comfortable way of doing business. Being able to order from a deep and wide range, whether or not through a marketplace structure, is becoming increasingly important. It therefore doesn’t matter to the business customer whether delivery is done from own warehouse or by a cooperation with other trade and logistics chain partners. The main role of the modern wholesaler in this is being the point of contact and ultimate responsibility.
René Verspuij, Manager Partner Sales EMEA at Intershop, explains: “The wholesaler of the future is, above all, a chain manager; an efficient hub in the trading web that is the missing link between suppliers and customers. We particularly look forward to the collaboration with Evident because, like Intershop, they have business-to-business in their blood and have specialised in this industry for many years. We know what it takes to grow to a next generation B2B wholesaler - not only through the technology, but also from an organizational point of view when competing at the same time with the likes of Amazon and Alibaba and with the small start-ups of today. Together with Evident, we offer a complete solution for the digitization of B2B companies.”
Evident is a B2B digital agency for e-commerce and digital marketing. Evident focuses on leading B2B organizations in distribution, manufacturing and business services.
More information can be found at www.evident.nl
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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.