PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2012) - MarketLive, Inc., the leader in eCommerce software and solutions, today announced that Cost Plus World Market (www.worldmarket.com) has selected MarketLive to launch its new eCommerce site. Cost Plus World Market is a shopping destination where customers can find goods from around the globe in one store including wine, furniture, baskets, gourmet foods, rugs, candles, and many more products. MarketLive's Intelligent eCommerce Platform will be integrating with the company's back-end fulfillment engine. The new site will launch with customized features to provide advanced performance and reliability, encourage customer loyalty and trust, as well as enhance the overall site experience.
Cost Plus World Market conducted a thorough search of eCommerce technology providers and chose MarketLive for its unique ability to successfully integrate real time into Cost Plus World Market's back-end fulfillment systems. The move will allow Cost Plus World Market to make same day changes to its front-end eCommerce site and provide more flexibility, reliability, and performance. With MarketLive, Cost Plus World Market is able to keep their highly effective back-end systems while protecting a significant technology and systems investment.
"We had a clear need for a new, comprehensive eCommerce site, but initially were unable to find a credible technology provider that could accommodate our front-end requirements without a complete overhaul of our fulfillment side which we didn't need," said Jason Marshall, SVP of eCommerce at Cost Plus World Market. "MarketLive has the proven technology and systems to effectively integrate with our back-end. At the same time, MarketLive provides the highly customized and advanced features required to reach our company's next stage of online business growth."
"We are thrilled to welcome Cost Plus World Market into the MarketLive family," said MarketLive president and CEO Mark Pierce. "MarketLive's sophisticated ability to seamlessly integrate our eCommerce platform with the company's back-end will create a more rapid time-to-launch and time-to-revenue. We look forward to the long term strategic partnership as we align MarketLive's technology and solutions with Cost Plus World Market's goals for growth."
Cost Plus World Market's new eCommerce site will be launching this fall.
About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market operates 258 stores in 30 states under the names "World Market" and "Cost Plus World Market." The store features an ever-changing selection of casual home furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company's more than 50 years in the import business.
Since 1995, MarketLive, Inc. has been the leading provider of enterprise-class eCommerce retail technology and services that help fast-growing companies successfully sell goods and services online. Designed to meet the unique requirements of catalogers, retailers, direct marketers, and manufacturers, the extensible MarketLive® eCommerce Suite and MarketLive's best practices-based Intelligent Selling® methodology enable merchants to enhance their customers' experience online while dramatically improving acquisition, conversion, and retention rates. The MarketLive platform is the most retail-targeted, fully featured, customizable eCommerce solution on the market today. MarketLive powers many successful retail eCommerce sites, including Armani, Neutrogena, Party City, Perricone MD, Sports Chalet, Sundance, Helzberg, John Deere, Beach Body, Title Nine, Intermix and others. For more information, visit MarketLive at www.marketlive.com