Launches and manages Japanese e-commerce operations for Mindjet
MINNEAPOLIS - Oct. 22, 2007 - Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV), a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, today announced that it has signed an e-commerce agreement with Mindjet Corporation, a leading provider of productivity software for visualizing and using information. As part of the agreement, Digital River recently built and launched a localized Japanese online store, located at www.mindjet.com/jp. For the Mindjet site, Digital River is hosting the e-commerce operations, managing the online sales, and delivering the digital and physical software applications.
“We have doubled our Japanese e-commerce business since engaging with Digital River,” said Jon Wong, Mindjet’s vice president of e-commerce and distribution. “Local product fulfillment for online store orders, along with the acceptance of local credit card transactions and payment methods like Konbini, were among the essential services we looked for in an e-commerce provider. Digital River is able to provide all of these to help us successfully sell through the online channel into Japan.”
Customers visiting the Mindjet online store can enjoy a completely localized shopping experience, including native Japanese language descriptions and Yen pricing. Transactions can be made in preferred payment methods – including Konbini and local credit cards. Businesses and consumers can purchase Japanese versions of Mindjet’s flagship products MindManager Pro 7 or Lite 7 for Windows-based computers or MindManager 7 Mac for Mac-based computers. In addition to powering the online store, Digital River is providing fraud prevention screening and customer service support in Japanese.
“With the growing acceptance of online purchasing across worldwide geographies, it is important that we continue to expand our capabilities on a global basis to help online merchants maintain a competitive edge when selling into their key markets,” said Don Peterson, Digital River’s senior vice president of global client development. “With regional offices and in-house experts on three continents, local payment methods, product fulfillment options on multiple continents and other important localization capabilities, Digital River has one of the most extensive global footprints in the e-commerce marketplace. The Mindjet Japanese-language online store is a perfect example of how our clients can leverage our extensive localization capabilities to cater to the specific needs and preferences of a global market.”
Mindjet makes software that helps people visualize and use information. Its leading product, MindManager software, enables individuals and teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day. There are over 920,000 licenses of MindManager software used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 50 percent of the Global 2000. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the world, including Tokyo, and is backed by the leading international venture capital firms, Investor Growth Capital, Inc. and 3i. For more information, visit www.mindjet.com. To download a free trial of MindManager 7 in Japanese, click here, or in English, click here.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, consumer technology manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in major U.S. cities as well as Cologne, Germany; London, England; Shannon, Ireland; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call 952-253-1234.
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