March 6, 2012, 9:13 AM

Hanover Direct Selects GSI Commerce to Handle Fulfillment

This new relationship will also ensure many jobs dedicated to Hanover Direct fulfillment services will remain within the state of Virginia.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.-- GSI Commerce, a leading provider of ecommerce and interactive solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Hanover Direct to handle fulfillment, freight and warehouse management for The Company Store® and Company Kids brands under a multiyear contract. GSI will support Hanover from a leased fulfillment facility in Martinsville, Va. that is closely located to GSI’s existing fulfillment operation in Martinsville.

“GSI has a proven record in efficiently executing fulfillment, freight and warehouse management,” said Don Kelley, CEO of Hanover Direct. “We are confident that this relationship will enable us to grow our business and focus more on core Hanover strengths, including marketing, branding, merchandising and customer service, and less on backend fulfillment operations. We look forward to good things to come with GSI.”

GSI Commerce’s state-of-the-art fulfillment services will better facilitate the distribution of Hanover Direct’s brands and improve its clients’ customer experience. This new relationship will also ensure many jobs dedicated to Hanover Direct fulfillment services will remain within the state of Virginia.

“We are pleased that Hanover Direct has chosen GSI as a strategic partner for the company’s fulfillment, freight and warehousing needs,” said Tobias Hartmann, head of Global Operations for GSI. “We are looking forward to helping them grow their direct business across both their ecommerce and catalog channels.”

Governor Bob McDonnell stated, “GSI Commerce is a valued corporate citizen in Henry County, employing approximately 1,000 full-time and seasonal workers. It is significant that an existing distribution operation in Henry County will be expanded to accommodate this new business, adding more than 60 valuable new jobs.”

About GSI Commerce

GSI Commerce® enables ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. GSI’s ecommerce services, which include technology, order management, payment processing, fulfillment and customer care, are available on a modular basis or as part of an integrated solution. GSI’s marketing services are comprised of innovative digital marketing products and services which include database management and segmentation, marketing distribution channels, a global digital agency to drive strategic and creative direction and an advanced advertising analytics and attribution management platform. GSI is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and its international headquarters is located in Barcelona, Spain. More information can be found at gsicommerce.com. GSI is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) company.

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