Jena, Germany, December 16, 2013 – Intershop has signed a partnership agreement with leading Turkish email marketing provider, euro.message. Together, the companies will offer combined omni-channel commerce and digital marketing capabilities to customers in Turkey, Germany and other European and Middle-Eastern countries. euro.message's marketing campaign software will be integrated with Intershop's leading commerce platform, so that retailers can manage their campaigns directly from the Intershop solution using euro.message's technology.
euro.message is a leading interactive marketing solution provider and also specialises in web analytics, marketing automisation and workflow technologies. Building on its success in Turkey, the company opened an office in Germany in early 2013 to serve other European markets. The partnership synergies will help Intershop gain a foothold in the rapidly growing Turkish e-commerce market, while euro.message will benefit from Intershop's strong connections across other European countries.
"Our customers are looking for solutions that help them engage with their audiences in real time," said Selin Billi, CEO of euro.message Deutschland GmbH. "They need to provide personalised and timely content, scaling to thousands of customers. Intershop's e-commerce platform sets standards in how it supports a first-class customer experience. With its proven technology and strong customer base, Intershop was the obvious partner to help us bring a combined offering to the EMEA market."
"The Turkish e-commerce market in particular is exploding," added Olaf Laber, Vice President Emerging Business at Intershop. "It is predicted to more than double in size by 2017 so demand for state-of-the-art software is high. Through our partnership with euro.messsage, we can offer a well-established omni-channel commerce solution combined with a popular e-marketing platform that will meet the needs of retailers today and in the future."
euro.message is a leading e-marketing platform, with offices in Istanbul, Hamburg, Dubai, and has been serving since 2002 to more than 3000 world’s top brands, helping them implementing e-mail, mobile and social campaigns cross all channels. euro.message enables its clients to manage their interactive marketing campaigns via different channels over a single platform. Through euro.message, companies can utilize e-mail, sms (text message), social media and web analysis technologies to contact their customers on a one-to-one basis and create sales opportunities. More information about euro.message can be found online at http://www.euromsg.net.
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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