SOURCE: CommerceHub

September 13, 2005 09:00 ET

Home Décor Products Partners With CommerceHub to Drive Stronger Supply Chain Integration

Leading Online Retailer to Leverage Drop-Ship Master Solution to Drive Order Fulfillment Across Each of Its Sites

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Shop.org Annual Summit -- CommerceHub, a leading provider of fulfillment and integration solutions for retailers operating in multi-channel environments, today announced that Home Décor Products, a leading online retailer of home improvement products, has selected CommerceHub's Drop-Ship Master solution to enhance its offerings on each of its four retail sites: HomeClick.com, AbsoluteHome.com, Barbecues.com and KnobsandThings.com.

"Home Décor Products offers items for every inch of the home from more than 450 luxury brands," said Michael Golden, CEO of Home Décor. "CommerceHub's Drop-Ship Master is the perfect solution to help ensure we are managing the supply chain associated with those brands with maximum efficiency and delivering industry-leading value to our customers."

CommerceHub's Universal Connection Hub will enable Home Décor to rapidly integrate new suppliers and expand product offerings for each of its retail sites through a single technology platform that saves time and money in building connections with trading partners. The online retailer can achieve this expansion without taking on the costs or risk associated with additional inventory by leveraging the Drop-Ship Master solution to manage fulfillment of orders through suppliers. Drop-Ship Master will provide Home Décor with total visibility into orders from point of sale to delivery, ensuring that customer demands are always met in the most efficient manner possible so that brand equity is never compromised.

"Effective fulfillment is a key element of any online retailer's success, and we are pleased to be supporting a major company like Home Décor Products in this area," said Frank Poore, president and CEO of CommerceHub. "Our solution will bring greater visibility and efficiency to the Home Décor supply chain and allow the company to maintain top-notch service levels as it continues to grow."

About CommerceHub

CommerceHub is the industry's leading provider of fulfillment and integration solutions for retailers operating in multi-channel environments. A proven pioneer and visionary in drop-ship integration solutions, CommerceHub provides a universal platform for connecting with suppliers of all shapes and sizes and managing the delivery of goods regardless of the fulfillment model and back-end systems involved. CommerceHub delivers both real-time visibility into the supply chain and advanced, exception-based management applications to overcome the complexities associated with multi-channel retailing and ensure that orders reach their end destination in the most efficient manner possible without sacrificing quality or service levels.

CommerceHub's any-to-any translation and integration platform allows every supplier to become 100% compliant with its retail partners' specifications regardless of disparate IT systems and capabilities. The company's drop- and bulk-shipping integration solutions facilitate a dramatically improved fulfillment process, resulting in significant savings and improved customer service for retailers and merchants.

With nearly a decade of experience working with Top 25 retailers and a wide array of major brand name suppliers, CommerceHub manages nearly $1 billion in goods annually on behalf of such industry leaders as Costco, QVC, Staples, Circuit City, eToys, Kmart, Macys, Sears, Target, Walgreens, Dell, Toshiba, Sanyo, Minolta, Gateway and Little Tikes.

About Home Décor Products, Inc.

Home Décor Products, Inc. is a leading online retailer of home improvement products, which operates four websites focusing on different segments of that market. Those websites are: HomeClick.com, AbsoluteHome.com, Barbecues.com and KnobsandThings.com.

HomeClick.com is an authorized dealer offering more than 200 luxury branded kitchen, bath, hardware, lighting, tableware, fireplace, outdoor and home décor products at competitive prices.

HomeClick.com offers all of its brands, which include Toto, Jado, Herbeau, Lenox, Waterford, Versace, Quoizel, Schonbeck, and more, at competitive prices. AbsoluteHome.com targets the mass market for home goods with its catchphrase "Absolutely Everything for the home at the Absolute Best Price" and features brands such as American Standard, Delta, Moen and Seagull Lighting. Barbecues.com is the definitive source of products for the outdoor entertaining enthusiast, and KnobsandThings.com offers decorative hardware for the home that covers a broad range of price and style. Home Décor Products, Inc. also sells its products in the B2B market, operating a Professional Partnership Program comprised of more than 5,000 architects, designers, general contractors and builders.

HomeClick.com and AbsoluteHome.com are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Home Decor Products, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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