Marketworks Announces Support For Amazon

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It was announced today that Marketworks’ retail and manufacturing customers in the UK can now tap into Amazon, the largest online retail market with expected global sales of $15 billion in 2007.

Amazon has proved to be a great marketplace for us. And managing the increase in sales has been greatly simplified by the fact that we are able to receive Amazon order details directly into our Marketworks order module and seamlessly manage inventory availability and order processing.

It was announced today that Marketworks’ retail and manufacturing customers in the UK can now tap into Amazon, the largest online retail market with expected global sales of $15 billion in 2007 .

By integrating Amazon’s Merchants@ programme into its ecommerce platform, customers of the multi-channel online services and technology company can now sell through Amazon without having to upgrade or change their inventory and order processing software.

Marketworks' automated features significantly reduce the amount of time required to list, manage, and process sales from multiple online channels including the company’s own website, eBay, and now Amazon. Regardless of where orders are generated, they can be processed and managed in the same way.

Kyle Antcliff, VP International, Marketworks said, “Amazon represents a significant opportunity for many of our UK customers, the majority of which have already established successful store front and eBay businesses and are now looking for new growth opportunities. Third-party sales represent over 30% of Amazon sales and, because people are used to buying from Amazon, it has earned their respect and has a strong reputation for service and quality. Basically, consumers feel comfortable ordering from Amazon.”

Marketworks’ end-to-end solution includes technology, strategy, marketing, customer care and logistics, offering unparalleled efficiency for sellers. For example, inventory quantities held in Amazon are automatically updated based on stock availability records held within Marketworks.

Tamsyn Lea, Sales Manager, Momento Watch, a European Top 100 online watch retailer, said, “Amazon has proved to be a great marketplace for us. And managing the increase in sales has been greatly simplified by the fact that we are able to receive Amazon order details directly into our Marketworks order module and seamlessly manage inventory availability and order processing.”

Marketworks attributes its rapid growth in the UK, its second largest global market and one worth in excess of £30 billion , to its customers’ success in aggressively expanding their online sales beyond their web store to other online channels, using a combination of the best ecommerce technology available, and its outsourced fulfilment and customer care solutions.

About Amazon
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavours to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, sports and outdoors, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.

About Marketworks
Marketworks UK is a leading provider of ecommerce solutions that enable retailers, manufacturers and mail order companies to build and manage their online businesses. Our ecommerce solution starts with our core technology platform and our end-to-end solution includes marketing services, customer care and logistics. Our solution provides the technical and marketing expertise required to operate our clients’ transactional website businesses and manage the day-to-day operations of their online businesses.

Marketworks is a global ecommerce solutions provider with operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Australia. The company’s clients include 3M, Brother, Vodafone, O2, Olympus and Nautilus.

About Momento Watch
Momento-Watch is part of UKMEMORY.COM Group of Companies and is an established online retailer of quality watches, and watch accessories. Trading online for the past 10 years, the company has gained a reputation for superior customer service and quality. Momento-Watch is recognised by Europe Top 100 and Watch Top 50, industry rating systems.

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020 7031 8270

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