Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
Chiasso Opens Store in Chicago; Taps PFSweb for Integrated Point-of-Sales System
Chiasso, a leading modern design retailer, partnered with PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW) to launch its storefront in Chicago`s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
PLANO, Texas, Jul 10, 2006 -- PFSweb, an established provider of business process outsourcing solutions, has worked with Chiasso since 2004, operating a turnkey solution for the catalogue and online store including order management, logistics, product fulfillment, customer care and call center operations and financial services. PFSweb was called upon to integrate the online and catalogue platform - powered by Ecometry, a software suite for direct-to-customer sales - at the new brick-and-mortar location.
"PFSweb streamlined the entire process. Now, our catalogue and online store can `talk` to our storefront. The real benefit here is multi-channel visibility to customers and inventory," said Greg Kadens, chief operating officer and partner, Chiasso. "PFSweb has the technical know-how, product knowledge and training skills that make this work. Anyone can buy hardware and software, but it`s the people who make a difference. PFSweb`s staff was the critical component in our success."
"We were very excited when Chiasso told us they were entering into the retail environment," said Mark Layton, CEO of PFSweb. "It gave us a chance to prove to Chiasso that we could provide a true turn-key solution. Through our scalable solution and flexible technology, we were able to implement a system that could seamlessly span all channels - from online to the storefront."
About PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb develops and deploys integrated business infrastructure solutions and fulfillment services for Fortune 1000, Global 2000 and brand name companies, including third party logistics, call center support and e-commerce services. The company serves a multitude of industries and company types, including such clients as Adaptec, Chiasso, FLAVIA(R) Beverage Systems, Hewlett-Packard, International Business Machines, Nokia, Pfizer, Inc., Raytheon Aircraft Company, Rene Furterer USA, Roots Canada Ltd., The Smithsonian Institution and Xerox.
Through its wholly owned eCOST.com subsidiary, PFSweb also serves as a leading multi-category online discount retailer of high-quality new, "close-out" and refurbished brand-name merchandise for consumers and small business buyers. The eCOST.com brand markets more than 100,000 different products from leading manufacturers such as Apple, Canon, Citizen, Denon, Hewlett-Packard, Nikon, Onkyo, Seiko, Sony, and Toshiba primarily over the Internet and through direct marketing.
To find out more about PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), visit the company`s websites at http://www.pfsweb.com and http://www.ecost.com.
The matters discussed herein consist of forward-looking information under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to and involves risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information. PFSweb`s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 identify certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward looking statements made and investors are advised to review the Annual and Quarterly Reports and the Risk Factors described therein. PFSweb undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. There may be additional risks that we do not currently view as material or that are not presently known.
Launched in 1985, Chiasso offers inspired designs for the home. Chiasso presents an ever-evolving, modern collection of furniture, home accessories, textiles, bed, bath and kitchen items. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Chiasso produces a comprehensive, seasonal catalog, can be found on the web at www.chiasso.com and has a store in Chicago`s trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood at 2112 North Clyborn, Chicago, IL 60614.