STAMFORD, Conn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 9, 2011 — Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced it has joined Demandware LINK, a best-of-breed technology community committed to saving retailers significant time and money associated with traditional third-party integrations. As a member of LINK, Pitney Bowes has developed a pre-built integration to the Demandware® Commerce platform. This will enable Demandware’s clients to access Pitney Bowes’s global ecommerce solutions creating a seamless cross-border purchasing and shipping experience for online shoppers across 200 countries worldwide.
“We are thrilled to have Pitney Bowes as a member of our LINK community,” said Jamus Driscoll, vice president of marketing at Demandware. “With the availability and integration of Pitney Bowes’s ecommerce solutions, Demandware clients can now implement international solutions in a fraction of the time and money normally required for such integrations. Pitney Bowes joins us in our quest to help make integration hurdles a thing of the past for retailers.”
For online retailers, application integration can be as much as 50 percent of the overall cost and time of an ecommerce implementation. With the integration between Pitney Bowes’s international ecommerce solutions and the Demandware Commerce platform, the length of time required for implementation is significantly reduced, which translates into measurable cost and time savings for retailers. Demandware LINK integrations and accompanying documentation can be downloaded by Demandware clients and other members of the LINK Partner Community at no cost through demandware.com.
“By joining Demandware LINK, Pitney Bowes will offer a cross-border ecommerce solution that can help Demandware’s retail clients create a simple, seamless customer experience for their international shoppers,” said Craig Reed, vice president ecommerce solutions at Pitney Bowes. “These solutions will help Demandware clients simplify and manage the complexity of servicing their global buyers with fully landed, upfront costs, export compliance and custom processes for shipping to global markets.”
Pitney Bowes offers a comprehensive suite of ecommerce solutions for international ecommerce. The company's SaaS-based solutions help leading retailers sell to international customers, reduce the challenges associated with international ecommerce, and grow their international retail business. The Pitney Bowes ClearPath™ Services Suite offers a full suite of API-driven (Application Programming Interface) web services to facilitate cross-border sales to 200 countries. Through one integration, retailers can access ClearPath™ services including: duty and tax calculation, fully landed and guaranteed costs at checkout, customs and brokerage management, import and export management, optimized global shipping, international address validation, denied parties screening, and parcel insurance. For more information, visit www.pb.com/ecommerce
About Pitney Bowes:
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.4 billion company and employs more than 30,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com/
About Demandware, Inc.
The trusted, global leader in on-demand ecommerce, Demandware revolutionizes how businesses deliver customized shopping experiences to consumers in the digital world. Only Demandware combines the on-demand ecommerce platform rated #1 by industry analysts, an open ecosystem of partners that extend the value of the platform, and measurable commitment by its employees to enabling client revenue growth. Demandware continually sets industry standards for market innovation and client satisfaction. Demandware clients include industry leaders such as Bare Escentuals, Barneys New York, Columbia Sportswear, Crocs, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Hanover Direct, Jones Apparel Group, Lifetime Brands, Playmobil, Reitmans and Theory. For more information about Demandware, visit www.demandware.com, call 888-553-9216 or email Email Contact.