e-Commerce Ranking's Top 2 Positions Awarded to Retailers Using iCongo Retail e-Commerce Platform

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Journal de Montreal study of Quebec retailers provides top marks to Aldo Shoes and La Senza e-Commerce websites.

In a pre-holidays study, the Journal de Montreal newspaper rated Aldo Shoes and La Senza E-Commerce websites in its top two positions of its e-commerce rankings. The Newspaper's journalists went shopping online and compared retail e-commerce websites in categories including: website usability, search capabilities, merchandising, multilingual capabilities, payment, shipping, packaging and return policies. Both Aldo Shoes and La Senza operate their e-commerce websites using iCongo's Retail E-Commerce Platform.

Key characteristics which the study rated the retailers with the highest marks included:

  • Aldo Shoes: Easy classification of shoes by specialized categories, detailed search functionality, multiple shipping and payment options, cross-selling, enhanced product images and easy return policy including having the address of the store closest to the customer printed on the receipt.
  • La Senza: Easy to use sizing grids, product presentation, ability to shop by brand, gift and on-sale sections, multiple shipping and payment options and wish list capabilities which include the ability to send wish lists to friends and family.

Both Aldo Shoes and La Senza received praise for easy and fast refunds.

Francois Jobin, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Aldo Shoes, told the newspaper that the company has experienced major success with its transactional website and that online sales exceed sales volumes from the companies best performing North American stores.

Aldo Shoes is a leading international footwear, leather goods and accessories retailer. Founded in 1972, The ALDO Group operates over 800 stores in 21 countries throughout the world,

including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Australia, Portugal, Denmark and Singapore.

La Senza Corporation, is a leading Canadian and international intimate apparel specialty retailer with 318 corporate owned stores in Canada and an additional 326 independently owned "La Senza" and "La Senza Girl" stores operating in 34 other countries. Recently La Senza announced that it is being acquired by the Limited Brands, owner of lingerie brand Victoria's Secret and other stores.

About iCongo, Inc.

iCongo, Inc. is a leading developer of e-business systems and software that enable companies to effectively and efficiently transact business over the Internet. iCongo's solutions include Retail E-Commerce, E-Marketing and Online Communication systems including Content Management systems (CMS) and Email Campaign systems, Business-to-Business E-Commerce Systems including Catalog and E-Procurement systems, Online Tradeshows, Sales Force Automation, CRM systems as well as EDI over the Internet.

For more information on iCongo, please contact:

Steven Kramer

Executive Vice President

iCongo, Inc.

Tel: 514.866.2664 ext. 203

skramer @ icongo.com



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