Jena, Germany, June 9, 2011 – For many online retailers, the ratio of visitors to paying customers is disappointingly low. Although a visitor may have found the right product and placed it in the shopping cart, the likelihood of the order being abandoned is high. Do I really need that new keyboard? Should I compare the soccer goal I’ve found online with what’s available at my local sports equipment store?
The reasons for abandoning the shopping basket in a web store are many and varied, ranging from the payment method offered to long loading times, technical problems, or simply a spontaneous change of mind. However, there is a way of encouraging customers to proceed with their purchase in such cases. Intershop’s Enfinity Suite now enables Online Shop Managers to send registered users who have abandoned their purchase an e-mail via the e-commerce platform. A coupon included in the e-mail ensures that customers feel valued and motivated to complete their online order. Online Shop Managers can leverage this option to boost service orientation and customer loyalty and thus stand out from the competition.
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.