National Geographic Catalog & Ecommerce Business Selects VendorNet Dropship Manager

National Geographic Society selected VendorNet as its technology partner of choice to automate its dropship business.


 Boynton Beach, FL, June 17, 2010 - VendorNet (http://www.vendornet.com), an innovator in supply chain management software solutions, today announced the National Geographic Society selected VendorNet as its technology partner of choice to automate its dropship business. VendorNet Dropship Manager will provide the order management and supplier integration capabilities to efficiently handle the National Geographic Society's expanding e-commerce and catalog dropship business. The National Geographic Society (http://www.nationalgeographic.com) is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. With interests in geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, it has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. The National Geographic Catalog & Online Store (http://www.ShopNG.com) funds the Society's mission programs, ranging from cultural preservation that helps indigenous artisans become economically stable while preserving their cultural heritage, to exploration and research, geography education, and conservation. "Strong growth over the past two years made it necessary for us to look at a new solution for processing our dropship orders," explained Sharon Cowley, Vice President of Operations at National Geographic Catalog/Online. "A strong recommendation from one of our existing international vendors led us to VendorNet. VendorNet Dropship Manager has the functionality and features to provide a flexible and scalable platform for us to efficiently manage our projected growth, and confidently expand the depth and breadth of our product offerings. Additionally, the integrated two-way communication with our dropship vendors coupled with the vendor-level performance reporting is a big plus." "We are pleased to have been selected as National Geographic's technology partner," stated Sharon Gardner, President of VendorNet. "Our dropship software and services will help National Geographic expand sales for the benefit of its mission programs, and we are confident VendorNet will serve as a strategic tool for National Geographic's ongoing plans for growth." "The VendorNet implementation is a key initiative for 2010 in our pursuit to provide the best shopping experience for our members and customers," added Cowley. "We are looking forward to our upcoming launch." About VendorNetVendorNet delivers web-based supply chain management solutions to multi-channel retailers enabling real-time collaboration with third-party suppliers and all corporate fulfillment channels including stores. VendorNet Commerce Suite establishes a powerful foundation for solutions that dramatically improve supply chain processes, reduce costs, increase sales, and strengthen cross-channel inventory collaboration. VendorNet's clients include Neiman Marcus, David's Bridal, Guitar Center, Spiegel, Norm Thompson, The Swiss Colony, FrontGate, CompUSA, Nine West, Orvis, and Lands' End. With offices in Boynton Beach and Orlando, Florida, VendorNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of GSI Commerce Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIC). For more information on VendorNet, please visit http://www.vendornet.com. Contact: VendorNetLouisa RuppDirector, Strategic Marketing954-767-8228 lrupp@vendornet.com