Retailer makes push into online channel with high-end Warp 9 ICS e-commerce platform
Santa Barbara, CA, May 30, 2007 -- Warp 9, Inc. (OTCBB: WNYN), the premier provider of robust and scalable e-commerce platforms and services, today announces that Edwards Luggage has launched their newly redesigned and completely overhauled e-commerce site, www.EdwardsLuggage.com utilizing the Warp 9 Internet Commerce System ("ICS").
Established in 1946, Edwards Luggage has long been recognized as a retailer that offers clients much more than the fine quality luggage and leather goods carried in their stores. A great deal of their success and reputation has been built on providing consumers with the benefit of their experience, product knowledge, and excellent customer service. "We were looking for a partner that could truly convey these values in our website and also bring us to a new level of online commerce capabilities with marketing and consumer behavior knowledge to match. We were extremely pleased that we were able to find all of these goals addressed with one vendor in Warp 9", stated Michael Ware, Website Director for Edwards Luggage.
In addition to a fresh new design, the Edwards Luggage website will feature an improved navigation system that enhances product visibility, search engine friendly webpage and URL construction, and the ability for consumers to shop by category or brand.
The site also features Warp 9`s new Adaptive Search Engine (with new Suggestive and Directed Search features), allowing users to search by:
• plural/singular conversion
• relevancy ranking
• related terms
Edwards Luggage has been recognized as Retailer of the Year by Hartmann, Tumi and many other top national luggage and leather manufacturers.
Warp 9 powers some of the most successful e-commerce websites such as http://www.magellans.com, http://www.windandweather.com, http://www.wolfermans.com, http://www.carabella.com, and http://www.ablamdlin.com.
About Warp 9
Warp 9, Inc. (www.warp9inc.com) is the premier provider of enterprise-class e-commerce platforms and services to mid-sized businesses in the catalog and retail industry. Its comprehensive and scalable suite of software platforms are designed to help online retailers maximize the Internet channel by applying advanced technologies for online catalogs, e-mail marketing, and interactive visual merchandising. With a proven track record and years of experience in the industry, Warp 9 helps businesses leverage the Internet to lower costs, serve more customers and increase sales. Offered on a fully managed Software-as-a-Service model, Warp 9 products deliver unique benefits to its customers by reducing total cost of ownership, lowering upfront cost, providing faster time to market and being a one-stop-shop for all things e-commerce. Known for its outstanding customer service, Warp 9 powers some of the most successful e-commerce sites for companies like Magellan`s, 1-800-Flowers, and Spiegel.
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