Online B2B ordering capability available 24/7 enhances dealer support and customer service;
reduces paper documents and adds timely outreach to buyers
Baltimore, MD and Denver, CO (October 7, 2008) — CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an international developer of Web-based sales order management software for manufacturers of apparel, footwear and accessories today announced that 180s is live on the company’s iVendix software application. iVendix will provide 180s with a business-to-business (B2B) online ordering solution for their retail dealers and sales reps. Now that 180s is live on iVendix, dealers and sales reps will be able to view automated catalogs, check on the availability of product, place orders, and track and monitor the status of those orders since it is accessible 24/7 via the Web.
“Providing superior customer service to our specialty retail accounts is vitally important to 180s. Although we have great products, we also want to be certain that we help our retail partners keep their shelves and racks stocked with these same great products. To do that, we need a state-of-the-art B2B solution. In our mind, a proven solution is one that our retailers will quickly adopt, and in the outdoor recreation, snow sports and the sporting goods industries CenterStone has become the industry standard. With many thousands of specialty retailers already using their iVendix application, we are confident that 180s’ dealers will also be quick to embrace CenterStone’s solution. We can easily update special offers to buyers and provide updates on new products or additional inventory with timely buyer-specific outreach. We also expect that our new B2B solution will limit the exchange of paper documents between our dealers and sales reps and will reinforce 180s’ commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Susan Shafton, CEO of 180s.
“180s is known as an innovative brand that has rapidly captured a large percentage of the accessory business in the active sports and lifestyle markets. Theirs is a product line that specialty retailers continually need to reorder, and now these same retailers are going to be able to handle their reorders at their convenience, even when 180s traditional customer service channels are closed. iVendix delivers a large and extensive user community that is growing at a very rapid pace. And it is the adoption rate by this user community that will drive the ROI for 180s,” said Tom Detmer C.E.O. of CenterStone Technologies.
Brands that currently use CenterStone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and make the company’s other solutions available to retail customers and sales reps include: The North Face, JanSport, Vans, Reef and VF Imagewear, part of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC); Pearl Izumi; Marmot Mountain, Ex Officio and Marker Apparel, brands of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH); Under Armour (NYSE: UA); Helly Hansen; Perry Ellis Intl. (NASDAQ: PERY); Geneva Watch Group; Cleveland Golf; SmartWool, a division of Timberland (NYSE: TBL); RipCurl; Billabong; Sport Obermeyer; Smith Optics; KHS Bicycles; Dale of Norway; O’Neill Clothing; Hot Chillys; Petzl; Sole Technology; Icebreaker; Four Star Distribution (C1RCA); Fresh Produce Sportswear; Yakima Products; Patagonia Europe; The Orvis Company; Life is good; The Quiksilver Rossignol Group; Timbuk2; ShockDoctor and others.
180s. Always Out There
Baltimore-based 180s revolutionized accessories with the introduction of the original behind-the-head» ear warmer in 1995. The company continues to turn things upside down with numerous patented technologies used in gloves, eyewear and performance apparel. With distribution in retail channels from sporting goods to department stores, 180s’ award-winning designs allow people to get out and do more. 180s. Always Out There. Check out our newly redesigned website www.180s.com.