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Stuttgart, Jena, Germany, April 29, 2014 – EDEKA Minden-Hanover has redesigned its online shopping platform. Based on Intershop 7, the new layout was successfully realized on schedule thanks to e-business professionals dmc digital media center. Following the auspicious pilot phase which took place in 2012, EDEKA has now gained initial experience and unveiled its new online shop on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The first orders have already been handled successfully. The e-commerce platform was developed for the largest regional company in the EDEKA Group by the Stuttgart-based internet agency dmc digital media center.
The EDEKA Group is the largest network of German retailers. EDEKA is a cooperative company whose supermarkets are managed by independent retailers. EDEKA Minden is based in the town of Minden, Germany. It employs 66,400 workers, including independent retailers, and has posted revenues of 7.3 billion euros, which means it has the highest sales of any of the seven regional EDEKA companies.
EDEKA loves food and dmc lives for e-commerce, making their cooperation a promising match.
EDEKA tested the possibilities of placing online orders for food products during an internal “research project” that lasted about two years. Developed on the basis of Intershop 7, the new online shop enables end customers to order food and other products from EDEKA and either pick up their orders from their nearest supermarket or have them delivered directly to their homes. The objective is to improve the quality of service for end customers and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty while boosting revenues.
The decision to enlist dmc as a new integration partner enabled EDEKA to create a forward-looking shop design. The automated supply of product data by EDEKA Minden and the additional integration of the IT systems of each individual market allows for an online presence that is constantly up to date.
The design and set-up of the online shop and multi-channel processes
dmc experts from various fields – consultants, designers, developers and project managers – came together to offer the complete chain of e-commerce services for EDEKA Minden. The focus was placed on three core competences:
About dmc digital media center GmbH
dmc is Germany’s largest independent, owner-operated e-commerce service provider and specializes in successful online sales models. Based on their motto “Better E-Commerce”, dmc has been developing original and creative solutions since 1995 and providing an impetus for the digital economy. In 2014, the company ranks second among e-commerce service providers.
With offices in Stuttgart and Berlin, dmc digital media center GmbH has 260 employees. In 2013, the company posted fee revenues of 25.4 million euros. Its customers include Intersport, Klingel, Galeria Kaufhof, Versandhaus Walz, Kaiser+Kraft, Sunrise and Kodak, among others.
For more information on dmc digital media center GmbH, go to www.dmc.de.
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.
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