Family Christian Stores Selects Grand River to Design And Build New Ecommerce Solution on Magento™

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Magento™ Enterprise Edition will deliver exceptional shopping experience for leading specialty retailer, Family Christian Stores

We chose Grand River based on their success developing multi-channel e-commerce solutions for retailers.

Grand River, a leading ecommerce developer, today announced they were selected by Family Christian Stores to design and develop a new ecommerce solution for the Brand. Family Christian Stores is the largest specialty retailer in the US, dedicated to the Christian retail market.

A Magento Enterprise Partner, Grand River will design and develop the Family Christian Stores site using Magento's Enterprise Edition 1.9. This leading open-source ecommerce platform delivers a scalable, cost effective, online retail solution with rich features, functionality, and flexibility.

"We chose Grand River based on their success developing multi-channel e-commerce solutions for retailers." said Derek Kloostra, Director of eCommerce for Family Christian Stores. "It's our goal to provide the best selection of Christian lifestyle resources to help people find, grow, and share their faith. We want to create an experience that delivers world class service and fosters the Christian community for which we're known."

Functionality in Family Christian Stores' new ecommerce site will include support for mobile commerce as well as content management and targeting, search engine optimization, promotional marketing tools, order management, and customer service. The new site will make it easy to search, shop and buy products as well as support the James Fund, the primary philanthropy of Family Christian Stores.

Grand River will use their expertise in creative design, information architecture, interface development, integration, and system architecture to rebrand and redesign Family Christian Stores' online presence.

"We're very pleased to win the trust of Family Christian Stores," said Scott Robertson, partner and co-founder of Grand River. "We'll partner to create an online experience that complements the exceptional selection, support, and customer service experience in their retail stores."

About Family Christian Stores
Family Christian Stores® is America's leading specialty retailer with nearly 300 locations and over 4,000 employees in 36 states dedicated solely to the $4.3 billion Christian retailing market. Family Christian Stores sells Christian products and church supplies through its chain of stores and via the internet. Merchandising categories include bibles, books, music, children's, gifts, apparel, software, cards, church supplies and DVDs. Visit

About Grand River
Grand River is an industry leading e-commerce design and development company, specializing in solutions for mid-market retailers and multichannel companies. The firm's core expertise is in the leading open source e-commerce platforms, including Magento™ Enterprise and Fry, Inc.'s Open Commerce Platform™. Clients include many of the Internet Retailer Top 500 firms in retail, healthcare, technology, telecom, and publishing. Founded in 2007, Grand River has offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. Call 734.913.8000 or visit to learn more.

Scott Robertson
Grand River
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Judy Foster
Grand River
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