Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
C.C. Filson Co., a Distributor of Premium Outdoor Apparel and Accessories, Relaunches Its Online Store with a Multichannel, E-Commerce Solution from GSI Commerce
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 6, 2005 –GSI Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq: GSIC) today announced it has provided C.C. Filson Co. with a multichannel, e-commerce solution, which recently enabled the direct-to-consumer retailer to relaunch its online store (www.filson.com) and provide integrated operations and support for customer care and fulfillment.
C.C. Filson Co, a privately held, Seattle-based company, has provided customers premium outdoor apparel and accessories for more than a century. The company operates its flagship retail store in Seattle, and generates a substantial portion of its business through its direct-to-consumer operations. Under a multiyear agreement, GSI Commerce will provide C.C. Filson Co. with a comprehensive, integrated solution that includes core e-commerce technology, fulfillment, and customer care services. Additionally, GSI Commerce will provide C.C. Filson Co. with partner services such as online marketing and Web store design.
“By partnering with GSI Commerce, C.C. Filson Co. can take advantage of GSI Commerce’s world-class support for direct-to-consumer businesses. Further, partnering provides C.C. Filson Co. with an opportunity to grow our direct business faster than we could on our own and also provides a seamless and consistent service experience for our customers – whether they purchase our products over the Web, or through our catalog,” said Doug Williams, chief executive officer at C.C. Filson Co.
“C.C. Filson Co. has for more than a century fashioned a reputation as a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of premium, rugged outdoor apparel and accessories. We are honored to have been trusted with the C.C. Filson brand and we are excited about the relaunch of their Web business and the opportunity to contribute to the overall growth of the C.C. Filson Co.’s direct-to-consumer business,” said Damon Mintzer, executive vice president of sales for GSI Commerce.
About GSI Commerce
GSI Commerce is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions that enable retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and professional sports organizations to operate e-commerce businesses. We provide solutions for our partners through our integrated e-commerce platform, which is comprised of three components: core technology, supporting infrastructure and partner services. We either operate, or will operate pursuant to signed agreements, all or portions of the e-commerce businesses for approximately 50 partners.
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