9/23/09

Pierre Marcolini, the world’s famous premium chocolate brand, to launch an e-commerce project

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Brussels, Belgium/ Las Vegas, NV – September 22, 2009 – Cactus Commerce is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to bring the "Pierre Marcolini Experience‟ online through the launch of its official e-commerce website.

“The goal is to extend the Pierre Marcolini boutique experience to customers online delivering a specially designed range of exclusive products that can be highly personalized by the client. We have chosen Cactus because we believe they can help us create a luxury online experience and have their commitment to remain consistent to our brand" stated Pierre Marcolini, Founder and Creator.

Cactus Commerce will design, develop and manage the e-commerce experience for Marcolini leveraging its robust CommerceLive solution. This includes the design of the user experience and the management of the entire solution once deployed via ongoing application support. CommerceLive is a comprehensive B2C cross channel e-commerce solution that delivers pre-packaged advantages with customer-specific solution flexibility. The CommerceLive solution is built using Microsoft® tools and technologies, including Microsoft® Commerce Server 2009 and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007.

“Marcolini will continue their tradition of innovation and vision through the launch of the „Online Pierre Marcolini Experience‟ and we‟re excited to be a part of this project.” states Tony Marinelli, CEO, Cactus Commerce.

About Pierre Marcolini

The Pierre Marcolini brand was born 15 years ago. This is a brand full of energy and vision, driven by a highly talented chocolate and pastry creator; the epicurean entrepreneur, Pierre Marcolini. Both the man and the brand are known amongst chefs, aficionados, and consumers who are passionate about the sweet side of life. Pierre is of Belgian nationality, of Italian origin but is building an international business. His fame took off when he successively won the first Belgian title of pastry and ice-cream in 1991 and then the Pastry world championship in 1995. From his first store in the center of Brussels, Pierre has successively opened a number of stores around the world. There are 7 stores in Belgium, 2 in Paris,3 in Japan, 1 in Kuwait, 1 in New York.

About Cactus Commerce

Cactus Commerce delivers dynamic cross channel B2C and B2B e-commerce solutions offering unique user experiences with flexible deployment options. For over 12 years, Cactus has delivered e-commerce solutions to clients in the retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, media & entertainment and hospitality industries. Clients include GameStop, Church & Dwight, and many more. The Microsoft Commerce Server Product Unit has recognized Cactus as one of the three leading worldwide Commerce Server partners. Cactus Commerce strategically collaborates with Microsoft to help shape product innovation through our unique and deep understanding of e-commerce and digital marketing. The result of this collaboration helps Microsoft bring rich and robust e-commerce solutions to the marketplace. For more information, visit www.cactuscommerce.com or email press@cactuscommerce.com.

Topics:

Marcolini, Microsoft Commerce Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Web applications, Web development

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