Gebrüder Limmert AG secures the future of its online shop with Intershop 7.8 platform

  • Electrical engineering wholesaler impressed by Intershop platform’s flexibility and omni-channel handling
  • Family-owned company opts for revenue-based solution for its growth strategy
  • Rollout planned for Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Jena, Salzburg, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The long-standing family-owned enterprise Gebrüder Limmert AG is securing the future of its online shop with the powerful Intershop 7.8 platform. A revenue-based licensing agreement was signed this spring. Boasting more than 30,000 items in stock in a storage space of more than 12,700m2, it is one of the most successful wholesalers in Austria’s B2B electrical engineering sector.

Since it was established in 1924, Gebrüder Limmert AG’s constant growth has stemmed from the personalized and expert advice it gives its customers. Today (7/18/2017), the company has around 160 employees who generate more than 60 million euros in revenue. The company, considered a one-stop shop for electrical engineering, makes its huge product range, customer training, and personalized customer care the main priorities.

To put its philosophy, “Limmert means performance”, into practice, the company chose the latest version of Intershop Commerce Suite as the basis for implementing a B2B commerce platform. It is expected to go live in German-speaking countries in the fall of 2017.

“We want to secure the company’s success over the long term,” explains Managing Director Harald Ebner. “The goal of using a marketplace based on Intershop to expand the digital division is to meet the increasingly tough requirements in a multi-channel market and to give the customers one of the world’s most cutting-edge e-commerce solutions. What’s more, it is important that we partner with a strong provider so we can set standards of innovation for the future, too.”

Axel Köhler, CEO of Intershop Communications AG, adds: “We are proud to support the growth of this renowned company with our solution. Small to medium-sized wholesalers need reliable technologies for their digital transformation. The collaboration between Intershop and Gebrüder Limmert AG is the way of the future for the entire industry.”

Intershop won out over leading e-commerce providers with its highly adaptable platform and impressive performance in multi-channel handling. 4friendsonly AG will be in charge of hosting and project implementation.

About Intershop

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.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
mailto: pr@intershop.de

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Gap opens its own dedicated online shop within Zalando

New ecommerce channel will help reach new audiences and support Gap’s global growth strategy

New York/Berlin, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap brand and Zalando, Europe’s largest online fashion web site, have today announced a partnership that will see Gap open its own dedicated online shop within Zalando. The American retailer will offer a broad assortment of clothing and accessories for Gap Women, Gap Men, GapKids and babyGap, bringing the brand to a broader European customer base beginning Summer 2015.

“This partnership represents Gap’s first foray into multi-brand retailing in Europe.  Also for the first time, Gap’s collections will be styled alongside other brands available on Zalando, providing customers with new looks to combine American and European casual style,” said Stefan Laban, SVP International for Gap.  “Zalando is the most trafficked ecommerce fashion site in Europe with more than 100 million visits to the site per month. This partnership is a strategic step that will see us continue to grow our brand presence in these markets.”

Gap has had a long history in Europe having launched the first Gap Inc.-operated international store in the UK in 1987.  Since then, Gap has continued to grow its presence throughout the continent with 190 company-operated stores and 33 franchise locations.  The Zalando partnership will complement Gap’s own brand online presence that currently ships to 24 countries.

“We are constantly working to ensure that we are offering our around 14 million active customers new and relevant brands from around the world.  Gap is one of the most loved brands in the US and extends our assortment,” said David Schneider, Member of Zalando’s Management Board. “Fashion lets us express our personalities, allows us to be creative and to celebrate our style, Gap embodies this and so does Zalando,” added Claudia Reth, Fashion Director at Zalando. “We encourage our customers to combine different brands and styles so they can put together their own perfect outfit.”

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than those that are purely historical are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” and similar expressions also identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the following:

  • opening of dedicated Gap brand online shop within Zalando in 2015; and
  • growing Gap brand presence in European markets.

Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following:

  • the risk that changes in global economic conditions or consumer spending patterns could adversely impact our results of operations;
  • the highly competitive nature of our business in the United States and internationally;
  • the risk that we will be unsuccessful in gauging apparel trends and changing consumer preferences;
  • the risks associated with importing merchandise from foreign countries, including failure of our vendors to adhere to our Code of Vendor Conduct, could have a negative impact on our reputation or operations;
  • the risk that we are subject to data or other security breaches that may result in increased costs, violations of law, significant legal and financial exposure, and a loss of confidence in our security measures, which could have an adverse effect on our results of operations and our reputation;
  • the risk that natural disasters, public health crises, political crises, or other catastrophic events could adversely affect our operations and financial results, or those of our vendors;
  • the risk that changes in the regulatory or administrative landscape could adversely affect our financial condition, strategies, and results of operations; and
  • the risk that we will not be successful in defending various proceedings, lawsuits, disputes, claims, and audits.

Additional information regarding factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014, as well as the company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

These forward-looking statements are based on information as of November 24, 2014. The company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

About Gap
Gap is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering casual, American style. The brand offers classic iconic clothing that helps customers express their individuality through its Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity and GapBody collections. With an optimistic point of view and belief that everyone can make their creative mark in the world, Gap embodies what it means to be bright. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, the brand has grown from one store to over 1,700 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About Zalando
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is a leading pure-play online fashion destination in Europe for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of over 1,500 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with three centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners.

Zalando’s websites attract more than 100 million visits per month with over 40% coming from mobile devices as at 30 June 2014, resulting in more than 13.7 million active customers. After six years of operations, our business has grown to €2.0 billion in revenue for the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Anti global warming, environmental and vegan t-shirt designs for spring and summer

The new spring and summer designs from General Utility are a mix of retro classic style, commentary and dry humor. The new “Keep Cold” design is an anti global warming t-shirt with kitschy ice type. The “Off Shore” t-shirt is beach scene with seagulls and off shore drilling looming behind. The “Vegan Dog” t-shirt has a hot dog with Vegan spelled in gooey yellow mustard. Also, there is a new color version of the best-selling “White Collar Crime” t-shirt.

General Utility streetwear is printed on fine quality apparel. Most designs are available on super soft, American Made t-shirts. A variety of cuts and styles are available for both men and women. The goods are printed with ultra lightweight and durable Flex Printing. The web store is easy to use, has secure order processing and fast shipping.

Doug Domonkos, a San Francisco artist and graphic designer, opened the General Utility online shop in 2006. Doug started designing and selling t-shirts in 2002 while he was the owner of a San Francisco art gallery, called National Product. Since the beginning, the ironic, subtle and classic designs have attracted many loyal customers. Although there are many t-shirts on the market, Doug saw the need to make a t-shirt line that had an urban edge, but was not over-complicated or trendy. The result is a line of goods that has long-lasting style and looks good – season after season. General Utility will continue to add fresh and new designs, to the product line, every spring and fall.

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