Usablenet Expands into the Brazilian Market with Netshoes

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Latin American Sporting Goods Retailer Netshoes Partners with Mobile and Multichannel Leader to Reach Customers Anytime, Anywhere in Brazil

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We’re pleased to see our first Brazilian partner, Netshoes, taking its multichannel strategy to the next level by offering customers an optimized mobile site and Facebook app that allows them to browse and shop where and when it’s most convenient.

Usablenet, a global technology leader in mobile and multichannel customer engagement, today announced its expansion into the Brazilian market, partnering with leading Latin American sporting goods retailer, Netshoes, to expand its mobile and multichannel brand presence. In October 2011, Netshoes partnered with Usablenet to launch an optimized mobile version of its website that extends the Netshoes brand to customers on their mobile devices.

To further develop its multi-channel presence, Netshoes worked with Usablenet to develop a Facebook commerce app that offers its customers a more streamlined, social shopping experience by allowing them to research and purchase products without ever leaving Netshoes’ Facebook Page.

Specific features of Netshoes’ new Facebook app include:

  •     Full Portuguese language support
  •     A full e-commerce experience that allows new and existing customers to shop a wide array of sports attire and accessories.
  •     Search capabilities that allow consumers to browse the full Netshoes catalog without ever leaving Facebook
  •     The ability to like and share products with your friends
  •     Dynamic promotions that are based on users’ profile information and recommended products

“We’re seeing brands worldwide looking for new ways to engage with consumers and reach them in the right place, which for many consumers, is on mobile and social networks like Facebook,” said Nick Taylor, CEO of Usablenet. “We’re pleased to see our first Brazilian partner, Netshoes, taking its multichannel strategy to the next level by offering customers an optimized mobile site and Facebook app that allows them to browse and shop where and when it’s most convenient.”

“Social media has become an integral part of people’s everyday lives,” said Roni Cunha Bueno, marketing director of Netshoes. “It is crucial for us to reach new and existing customers through their preferred shopping channels, which is why we partnered with Usablenet to deliver multichannel options for our customers. Our new Facebook app was a natural next step for our brand, allowing our customers to browse more than 30 thousand products, purchase, and share with friends without leaving the world’s most popular social network.”

About Netshoes
Founded in 2000, Netshoes is the largest conglomerate of sporting goods stores in Latin America. It offers the best and most innovative e-commerce service, serving customers 24 hours a day. In 2011, the company started its internationalization with the launch of operations in Argentina and Mexico.

In addition the Netshoes´s stores in the three countries, administers official stores of soccer clubs - Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Palmeiras, Santos, Cruzeiro, Vasco, Coritiba, Atletico-PR, Monterrey and America-MEX. It is also official representative of the NBA products for Latin America and responsible for managing the virtual brazilian stores of the brands Puma, Havaianas, Globo Esporte, Saraiva Esportes, Timberland, Topper, Mizuno and Fascar.

The company is a major stimulator of the sport, being a sponsor of the Brazilian soccer club Atletico-PR, Santos and Bahia. The Netshoes also sponsors the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB), the NBA 5x5 tournament in the country, the Running Circuit Corpore and the MMA GYM of Corinthians.

About Usablenet
Usablenet is a global technology leader for mobile and multichannel customer engagement that works with 20% of the Fortune 1000. Usablenet's transformative technology platform allows leading companies in all sectors to extend their brand to consumers across multiple channels, including mobile phones, mobile applications, tablets, Facebook, in-store kiosks, and other platforms -- with minimal impact to the client's IT resources. Usablenet customers include ShopNBC, Amtrak, Delta, Expedia, FedEx, Hilton, Marks & Spencer, Sprint, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret, and others. Founded in 2000, Usablenet is a private company headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Italy and London. For more information, visit us at http://www.usablenet.com or on Twitter @Usablenet.

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