180s Selects CenterStone's iVendix
B2B ordering capability available 24/7 enhances dealer support and customer service; reduces paper documents
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Baltimore, Md. and Denver, Colo., January 21st, 2008 â€” CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an international developer of Web-based sales order management software for manufacturers of apparel, footwear and accessories today announced that 180s, www.180s.com, has selected the company’s iVendix software application as their new business-to-business (B2B) online ordering solution for their retail dealers and sales reps. When 180s goes â€œliveâ€ on the application, dealers and sales reps will be able to view automated catalogs, check on the availability of product, place orders, and track and monitor the status of those orders using iVendix since it is accessible 24/7 via the Web.
â€œProviding superior customer service to our specialty retail accounts is vitally important to 180s. Although we have great products, we also want to be certain that we help our retail partners keep their shelves and racks stocked with these same great products. To do that, we need a state-of-the-art B2B solution. In our mind, a proven solution is one that our retailers will quickly adopt, and in the outdoor recreation, snow sports and the sporting goods industries CenterStone has become the industry standard. With many thousands of specialty retailers already using their iVendix application, we are confident that 180s’ dealers will also be quick to embrace CenterStone’s solution. We also expect that our new B2B solution will limit the exchange of paper documents between our dealers and sales reps and will reinforce 180s’ commitment to environmental sustainability,â€ said Susan Shafton, CEO of 180s.
â€œ180s is known as an innovative brand that has rapidly captured a large percentage of the accessory business in the active sports and lifestyle markets. Theirs is a product line that specialty retailers continually need to reorder, and now these same retailers are going to be able to handle their reorders at their convenience, even when 180s traditional customer service channels are closed. iVendix delivers a large and extensive user community that is growing at a very rapid pace. And it is the adoption rate by this user community that will drive the ROI for 180s,â€ said Tom Detmer C.E.O. of CenterStone Technologies.
Brands currently using CenterStone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and making the company’s other solutions available to retail customers and sales reps include: The North Face, JanSport, Vans, and Reef, part of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC); Pearl Izumi, a division of Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS); Marmot Mountain, Ex Officio and Marker Apparel, brands of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH); Helly Hansen; Perry Ellis Intl. (NASDAQ: PERY); Geneva Watch Group; Cleveland Golf, and Fidra Golf, part of Quiksilver, (NYSE: ZQK); SmartWool, a division of Timberland (NYSE: TBL); RipCurl; Billabong; Sport Obermeyer; Smith Optics; KHS Bicycles; Dale of Norway; O’Neill Clothing; Hot Chillys; Petzl; Sole Technology; Icebreaker; Four Star Distribution; Fresh Produce Sportswear; Yakima Products; Patagonia Europe; The Orvis Company and others.
180s. Always Out There
Baltimore-based 180s revolutionized accessories with the introduction of the original behind-the-headâ„¢ ear warmer in 1995. The company continues to turn things upside down with numerous patented technologies used in gloves, eyewear and performance apparel. With distribution in retail channels from sporting goods to department stores, 180s’ award-winning designs allow people to get out and do more. 180s. Always Out There. Check out our newly redesigned website. www.180s.com
About CenterStone Technologies
CenterStone Technologies, Inc. operates a multi-tenant, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and provides consumer products manufacturers with Web-based sales order management applications in six languages and local currencies in North America and Europe with widespread adoption by specialty retailers and sales reps. CenterStone’s e-commerce solutions are on track to process more than $1.2 billion dollars in wholesale transactions in 2007. CenterStone makes vendors more competitive by driving revenue growth, providing increased inventory turns at retail, reduced customer service costs, and greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers â€“ specialty retail dealers. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, based in Denver, Colo., with offices in San Diego, Calif., and Paris, France, can be found on the company’s Web site at www.centerstonetech.com.
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