Intershop announced that it has extended its partnership with ModusLink Global Solutions™ Inc., a global, multi-channel technology and fulfilment provider, to provide a joint full-service e-commerce solution to customers globally.
The extended partnership includes the development and integration of standard interfaces from ModusLink’s logistics, payment and taxation back-end systems into Intershop’s full-service Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, as well as seamless access from the Intershop platform to ModusLink’s logistics and warehousing services.
Joint customers can now easily access ModusLink’s global service, payments processing and logistics network in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as logistics services provided by partners in China – one of the biggest growth markets for e-commerce.
Intershop and ModusLink have already signed their first new joint customers based on the new offering, with major projects expected to go live during 2015.
Bram Barendregt, vice president & general manager eBusiness, ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. commented: “Intershop’s SaaS e-commerce platform enables us to offer our clients a truly global solution at a reasonable initial investment, while still retaining the flexibility and scalability that our clients are looking for. Our partnership with Intershop has been a key element in successfully expanding our B2C business across the globe.”
Udo Rauch, VP channel at Intershop said: “By combining ModusLink’s logistics, payment and customer care services with our SaaS platform, we have created a unique offering for companies looking to implement a global e-commerce growth strategy based on a SaaS model. Businesses looking to cover the entire commerce value chain this way find in the offering a fast time to market, low ramp-up costs, as well as fast and flexible roll-outs into new countries and markets. We are very happy to see our partnership develop so strongly.”