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Sport Chalet and TireBuyer.com will speak about the benefits of multi-channel fulfillment from local stores at RIS Cross Channel Executive Summit

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We are pleased to be speaking at the RIS conference

Shopatron, a leading provider of multi-channel order management solutions, is proud to announce that two companies who have partnered with Shopatron are being featured at the upcoming RIS Cross Channel Executive Summit in Charleston, South Carolina. Ted Jackson, CIO of Sport Chalet, and Doug Wilson, Director of eCommerce at American Tire Distributors, will share their experiences deploying and using store inventory and location to provide enhanced delivery options to customers.

In addition, Shopatron executives will be holding a roundtable breakfast session at the conference to share in-store pickup best practices. Sean Collier, COO of Shopatron, who is one of the industry’s experts in distributed fulfillment systems, will be moderating this session at 8:00 am on Friday, October 2nd.

“We are pleased to be speaking at the RIS conference,” said Sport Chalet’s Jackson. “Shopatron has been a valuable partner for us in multiple areas of our new eCommerce experience and we’re happy to help others understand the benefits of the Coex Private Order Exchange approach to solving in-store pickup and ship-from-store. We have integrated Shopatron’s capabilities into our order flow, messaging to customers, as well as customer service."

The 3rd annual Cross-Channel Executive Summit will take place September 30th – October 2nd, 2009 at Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina. This invitation-only event combines an executive setting with an agenda focused on strategic business and technology imperatives critical to retailers operating in a multi-channel marketplace.

“We are pleased with how well the market has reacted to our unique approach to multi-channel fulfillment,” said Brian Clausen, Shopatron’s Senior Vice President of eCommerce Strategy. “Coex Private, an order exchange, makes it easy for retailers to expand delivery options to include in-store pickup, ship-to-store and ship-from-store. Utilizing local stores increases online conversion, drives foot traffic into stores and expands the pool of inventory available to fulfill online orders.”

Shopatron powers the in-store pickup and ship-from-store functionality for hundreds of online stores.

About the RIS sessions
Ted Jackson, CIO, Sport Chalet: 7:45-9:15 am on Thursday October 1st
Doug Wilson, Director of eCommerce, TireBuyer.com: 11:20-12:00 pm on Friday, October 2nd
Sean Collier, COO, Shopatron: 8:00-9:00 am on Friday, October 2nd

About Shopatron
Shopatron, Inc., the leading provider of global eCommerce solutions for consumer goods industries, allows its merchants to engage consumers with a fantastic experience, from shopping through fulfillment. Orders placed on Shopatron merchant websites are filled by a managed, distributed network of fulfillment locations, typically local retail stores. Local fulfillment speeds delivery, motivates fulfillment partners to stock more inventory, and facilitates In-Store Pickup, a convenience valued by a majority of online shoppers.

Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, Shopatron operates Coex Freedom, an order exchange with more than 600 merchants and 10,000 fulfillment partners across 35 consumer products industries. Some of Shopatron's merchant clients include Berkley Fishing, Brooks Running, Callaway Golf, D'Addario, Johnson Outdoors, Mammut, MK Diamond, Nordica, Panasonic, Spy Optic, Stearns, and Thule. For more information and a full client list, visit ecommerce.shopatron.com.

About Sport Chalet
Sport Chalet is the leading operator of full service specialty sporting goods stores in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Sport Chalet’s new website, sportchalet.com, enables shoppers to order online and pick-up their order at a local Sport Chalet store. Sport Chalet offers over 50 services for the serious sports enthusiast, including backpacking, canyoneering, and kayaking instruction, custom golf club fitting and repair, snowboard and ski rental and repair, SCUBA training and certification, SCUBA boat charters, team sales, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair throughout its 54 locations.

About American Tire Distributors
American Tire Distributors, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the nation’s largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. American Tire Distributors operates 82 distribution centers servicing 37 states. The company focuses on helping tire and wheel retail dealers compete with larger retailers by offering the most complete, coast-to-coast selection of tires, wheels and related products, as well as value-added services. American Tire Distributors employs over 2,300 employees across its nationwide distribution center network, including over 300 people in its Charlotte-area Field Support Center, distribution center, and regional hub. ATD’s new website, tirebuyer.com, enables shoppers to purchase tires, custom wheels and installation services from over two thousand locally-owned dealers that have enrolled on the site.

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