Customers buying from a ShopIgniter social storefront that's integrated with Retail Anywhere will have access to the fastest, lowest-cost shipping options for their purchases.
Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Retail Anywhere, a leading provider of point of sale and retail management systems for midsize retailers, today announced a new integration of their retail software solutions with ShopIgniter to deliver social, cross-channel retailing and empower Retail Anywhere customers with further cross-channel retailing capabilities.
A new company with a social focus on eCommerce, ShopIgniter makes reaching social media retailing channels easy and immediate by leveraging Rest Web Services technology. Integrated with Retail Anywhere Point of Sale, the solution offers real-time, location based inventory to shoppers buying through cross-channel, social commerce sites hosted by ShopIgniter, reducing shipping time and cost.
“Customers expect products to be in-stock, and at a location near them. Retail Anywhere integrated with ShopIgniter to enable real-time inventory control for enterprise brands and retailers, so that when they use the social graph to promote a product - the customer is more likely to buy,” said Dan Warner, co-founder and CTO of ShopIgniter.
Retail Anywhere offers complete inventory matrix visibility and streamlined maintenance through Retail Anywhere Enterprise, including maintaining web-store promotions, gift cards, and customer relationship management (CRM). By working with ShopIgniter, Retail Anywhere customers can entice shoppers through social media sites, like Facebook, with tools including merchandising in social storefronts, social marketing, coupon outreach, social sharing, and friend-to-friend promotion referrals. Social and eCommerce orders are automatically downloaded to Retail Anywhere POS where they are easily processed and fulfilled. After processing, Retail Anywhere Point of Sale communicates order status back to ShopIgniter notifying the customer without the need for additional integration with a third-party email system.
“Customers buying from a ShopIgniter social storefront that's integrated with Retail Anywhere will have access to the fastest, lowest-cost shipping options for their purchases. Shipping costs are always top of mind for consumers as they complete transactions, and it’s important to deliver options that don’t sour the overall shopping experience,” added Warner.
“Integrating with ShopIgniter has made cross-channel retailing more accessible for our POS customers and gives them the ability to easily manage social storefronts and social promotions,” said Branden Jenkins, CEO of Retail Anywhere. “We know this technology, integrated with retail software solutions from Retail Anywhere, will enhance the overall customer experience and increase customer loyalty."
About Retail Anywhere
Retail Anywhere is a leader in delivering retail management systems for midsize retailers. With 28 years of experience and more than 35,000 POS installations, our retail software suite includes; POS, merchandising, inventory management, customer management, business intelligence, multi-store operations, warehouse management and integrated eCommerce. Certified ARTS Data Model conformant and leveraging Microsoft’s .NET and SQL technologies, Retail Anywhere solutions provide the tools and insights retailers need to optimize operations and improve profitability while delivering an enhanced customer experience across all channels. For more information, please visit http://www.retailanywhere.com.
ShopIgniter is a rapidly growing, social commerce software company providing enterprise retailers and brands with social retail software that includes the Social Promotion Engine™ to power shareable coupons, referral and loyalty incentives, private and flash sales, group promotions and social ratings and reviews; a fully-transactional Facebook store with in-stream purchasing; and social commerce analytics; all of which are delivered via a cloud-based, social commerce platform. Some of their clients include CafePress, Levi’s, Nike Golf, Birkenstock Express, Malia Mills, and Kaenon Polaraized. For more information, please visit http://www.shopigniter.com.