Jena, Germany/Amsterdam, Netherlands - July 19, 2006 - Intershop Communications AG has been tasked with a significant project by yet another new Dutch customer, taking revenues from licenses and services to six figures. Free Record Shop, market leader in the Dutch and Belgian entertainment market totaling 400 shops in five countries, has chosen Intershop to reposition itself in the online market.
Having been online for nearly a decade, Free Record Shop now plans to deploy Intershop's packaged Enfinity Suite 6 software to support its consumer business. Due to the high volume of traffic handled by the company's websites, there was an urgent need to optimize the existing e-commerce platform. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2006.
In the process of further unfolding its 'Clicks & Bricks strategy', Free Record Shop aims to align its online presence with the leading market position the company has offline. "Our customers expect and deserve the very best the internet has to offer" Johan van Hees, managing director of Free Record Shop, says. "We are currently reconstructing our complete online business leaving room only for the best in the market. By choosing Intershop as our e-commerce platform we are confident we will be able to succeed claiming online market leadership in the near future."
"Thanks to its local and partner-based sales strategy, Intershop has a strong presence in the Benelux market," says Ralf Männlein, the Intershop board member responsible for sales and marketing. "This is reflected by the recent acquisition of four new customers in the Netherlands, which represents an important contribution to the development of our overall European business this year."
In June, Intershop announced a new order from electronics supplier Nedis.
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.