Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
Multiyear agreement includes technology, customer care, fulfillment services, and Web site design
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. and SAN DIEGO – April 10, 2007 – GSI Commerce® Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIC), a leading provider of e-commerce solutions, today announced it has signed a multiyear agreement with Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CHIC), which provides fashion-conscious women in their teens and early twenties with the latest in stylish apparel and accessories. GSI will provide Charlotte Russe with technology, customer care, fulfillment services, and Web site design.
“In selecting GSI Commerce we saw an organization with the ability to make the complex simple by developing and delivering a comprehensive yet tailored e-commerce solution,” said Ed Wong, chief supply chain officer of Charlotte Russe. “Partnering with GSI will help us grow our business while simultaneously providing our customers with a fun, multichannel shopping experience reflective of our brand.”
“Charlotte Russe’s customers are young, fashionable women from a tech-savvy generation who have high expectations for their online shopping experiences,” said Damon Mintzer, executive vice president of sales for GSI Commerce. “GSI will help Charlotte Russe evolve their Web store into an online destination that captures and supports the company’s brand and caters to the tech-savvy and stylish mindset of its customers. We’re delighted that Charlotte Russe selected GSI as its partner.”
Charlotte Russe is GSI`s 11th partner in the apparel category.
About Charlotte Russe Holdings
Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. is a growing mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories targeting young women in their teens and twenties. At January 1, 2007, the company operated 391 stores in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The company expects to open at least 50 new stores in fiscal 2007. For more information about the company, please visit www.charlotte-russe.com.
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: technology, logistics and customer care, and marketing services. We provide e-commerce solutions for more than 60 partners.
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