Retailers shift their ad spending from TV, radio and print ads to digital ads.
The CommerceHub supplier integrationand drop ship fulfillment technology will enable Shopko.com to rapidly expand product offerings through its network of drop ship suppliers.
Albany, NY – November 14, 2012. CommerceHub®, the ONE Connection for supply chain integration and fulfillment solutions, announced today it has been selected by Shopko.com to provide drop ship fulfillment integration for its eCommerce operations. The CommerceHub supplier integrationand drop ship fulfillment technology will enable Shopko.com to rapidly expand product offerings through its network of drop ship suppliers.
“The addition of Commerce Hub allows Shopko.com to substantively augment its merchandise assortment to its customers,” said Mike Sidders, Shopko Vice President of eCommerce. “By making direct connections to our vendor partners, we're no longer inhibited by the limitations of taking literal possession of goods. Making physical space for goods in a warehouse or on a shelf is no longer an issue. The system makes thousands of new products available for sale, which, at the end of the day, benefits our customers by presenting them with many, many more product options for their needs.”
The CommerceHubOne Connectionintegration standardizes communications with drop ship suppliers, regardless of legacy technology format, providing complete order visibility and proactive monitoring of the fulfillment process. Shopko.com will be able to drop ship product directly from suppliers to customers, while maintaining the same degree of customer service, fulfillment performance and brand management as they do with their extensive network of Shopko retail stores.
“We welcome Shopko.com to the CommerceHub Platform, where they will be able to quickly add drop ship suppliers to their eCommerce supply chain and grow online product offerings.” said Steve Hamlin, CommerceHub CEO.
CommerceHub’sDrop-Ship Master™provides the comprehensive suite of fulfillment management solutions that enables Shopko.com to send each supplier all the information required to create customized branded packing slips and fulfill orders by shipping directly to the customer.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates almost 350 stores in 22 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; and 118 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. Shopko is in the process of converting over 55 recently-acquired stores and pharmacies to the Shopko Hometown brand. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.
CommerceHub is the industry’s leading provider of fulfillment and integration solutions for retailers and wholesale distribution companies, with more than a decade of experience working with Top 25 retailers, distribution supply chains and a wide array of major brand name suppliers. With over 5,800 unique suppliers and 11,500 supplier connections, the CommerceHub One Connection Platform manages nearly $6 billion in goods annually on behalf of more than 37 merchants, including 11 of the Top 15 US retailers.
For information on the CommerceHub ONE Connection visit www.CommerceHub.com.