Jena, Germany, February 17, 2011 – Arnulf Betzold GmbH, Germany’s leading mail-order supplier of teaching materials, educational games and media, and school equipment, recently became an Intershop full-service customer. Accordingly, Intershop is taking over operation of the company’s online stores. The French Web store is already up and running at www.betzold.fr. By the end of 2011, five additional national stores will have migrated to Intershop, along with the B+B Direktversand and Edumero brands.
The Betzold range of over 25,000 products will also be available via multiple marketplaces, which will be connected via the transaction platform of Intershop subsidiary TheBakery. This integrated solution will enable Betzold to add products from other suppliers without the associated inventory and cost risks.
The e-commerce initiative also allows Betzold to optimize its online sales processes, thus achieving substantial cost savings.
A delighted Albrecht Betzold says: “We deliberately opted for an experienced e-commerce specialist, who can handle all migrations quickly and autonomously, leaving us to focus on our own business. At the same time, thanks to TheBakery we can significantly extend our reach.”
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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