CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an international developer of Web-based B2B e-commerce software for manufacturers selling through specialty retail channels, today announced that The Quiksilver Rossignol Group is now “live” on the company’s iVendix software application. iVendix provides The Quiksilver Rossignol Group with a business-to-business (B2B) online ordering solution for their retail dealers and sales reps. Dealers and sales reps are now able to view automated catalogs, check on the availability of product, place orders, and track and monitor the status of those orders using iVendix because it is accessible 24/7 via the Web.
“CenterStone provides a worldwide B2B e-commerce solution that is being used by thousands of specialty retailers, sales reps and industry professionals in the snow sports and outdoor recreation industries,” said Peter Leffler, director of Customer Relations at The Quiksilver Rossignol Group. "In order to continue to provide a superior level of customer service in today’s business environment we felt that our Mountain Center brands — including Rossignol, Dynastar, Lange, Mervin Manufacturing and Roxy — needed a proven solution that would be quickly adopted by users, and CenterStone’s iVendix solution has rapidly become the industry standard for B2B. With more than 10,000 users of their Web-based application, we are confident that our customers will also be quick to embrace CenterStone’s iVendix solution. Our customers will be able to conduct business with all our brands, see product availability and place orders 24/7, at their convenience. Having the best products has always been an important tradition at The Quiksilver Rossignol Group, but being easy to do business with will also help us continue to set our brands apart. By adopting iVendix, with this new B2B solution, The Quiksilver Rossignol Group expects to take a leadership role by setting a new standard for customer service for hard goods and apparel in the snow sports industry.”
“The Quiksilver Rossignol Group is now ‘live’ on iVendix, and CenterStone is already processing pre-season orders for Rossignol, Dynastar, Roxy and their other brands for the ’08-’09 season, which means that these brands are already getting a head start on their profitability for next season,” said Tom Detmer, CEO of CenterStone Technologies. “The Quiksilver Rossignol Group has many sought-after brands for a large percentage of specialty retailers that currently use our B2B solution, so CenterStone’s dealer community is very pleased that they selected iVendix for their B2B e-commerce needs. iVendix delivers an extensive user community in the snow sports industry that is continuing to grow at a very rapid pace. And, it is the adoption rate by this user community that will drive the ROI for The Quiksilver Rossignol Group. Based upon our success with other leading consumer brands that sell through specialty retail, we have no doubt that CenterStone will contribute to the ongoing growth and success of The Quiksilver Rossignol Group,” Detmer added.
Brands that currently use CenterStone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and that 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 and Fidra 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); Buck Knives; Fresh Produce Sportswear; Yakima Products; Patagonia Europe; 180s, The Orvis Company, Life is good® and others.
About CenterStone Technologies, Inc.
CenterStone Technologies, Inc. operates a multi-tenant, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and provides Web-based sales order management applications in six languages and local currencies in North America and Europe with widespread adoption by specialty retailers and sales reps. CenterStone’s e-commerce solutions processed more than $1.2 billion USD in wholesale transactions in 2007.
CenterStone makes vendors more competitive by driving revenue growth, providing increased inventory turns at retail, reduced customer service costs, and greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers — retail dealers. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, Inc., based in Denver, Colo., with offices in San Diego, Calif., and Paris, France, can be found on the company’s Web site at www.centerstonetech.com. Editor’s Note: Product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Patricia (Pat) Smith, 303-333-1516
The Quiksilver Rossignol Group
Steve Dudley, 435-252-3300
Vice President, Marketing