Terramar Sports Selects CenterStone for B2B E-Commerce

CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an international developer of Web-based B2B e-commerce software for manufacturers selling through specialty retail channels, announced today that Terramar Sports has selected iVendix for their B2B e-commerce solution.
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Terramar Sports Selects CenterStone for B2B E-Commerce
CenterStone to Open Terramar for Business 24/7


Tarrytown, NY and Denver, Colo. – Wednesday, August 19, 2009: CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an international developer of Web-based B2B e-commerce software for manufacturers selling through specialty retail channels, announced today that Terramar Sports has selected iVendix for their B2B e-commerce solution. The iVendix B2B solution will provide Terramar with a business-to-business (B2B) on-line ordering solution for their retail accounts and sales reps. Retail accounts and sales reps will be able to view automated catalogs, check product availability, place orders, and track and monitor the status of those orders using iVendix, which is accessible 24/7 via the Web.

“In order to thrive in these challenging economic times we need to be responsive to our dealers, we need to provide them access to the Terramar brand, and we need to be open for business 24/7,” stated Ben Lieberman, President of Terramar. According to Russ Pitman, Terramar's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “iVendix will open up Terramar for business 24/7, and it will allow specialty retailers to place orders at their convenience, any time of day or night.” Terry Godusky, the company's Director of Brand Sales is excited! “ Partnering with Centerstone is a one more example of Terramar's commitment to provide exceptional service and support to our customers.” Marty Lieberman, CEO of Terramar stresses that point and adds, “Terramar understands the importance of being easy to do business with, which further differentiates us and provides additional value to our customers. As the number of orders coming directly from dealers continues to grow, especially smaller re-orders, we realized that we needed to be responsive to this evolution in our business. Our customers are exercising more control and we are more than happy to give it to them. They need information and access to submit orders, and we want to provide the best B2B e-commerce platform available that is easy to use and which can quickly be adopted by our customers. CenterStone provides that solution,” said Lieberman.

“Our clients provide us a unique perspective into the specialty retail market, and we have witnessed dramatic change over the last 6 to 9 months, and based upon what we're seeing, manufacturing companies need to align their cost structures to improve the efficiency and execution of their businesses,” said Tom Detmer, CEO of CenterStone Technologies. “There is no denying these are stressful economic times, but they also represent the best time for aggressive companies to take market share from their peers by placing their customers first in terms of service. As more and more pressure is put on independent specialty retailers, they need business partners who can be responsive to them 24 hours a day, every day of the week with the most up to date information. Clearly, it is a reflection of the times we live in; if you are aggressive and put your customers first, you are likely to succeed, and if you are complacent, it is likely you'll be left behind,” continued Detmer.

Brands currently using CenterStone's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and making the company's solutions available to retail customers and sales reps include: The North Face, JanSport, Vans, Reef and VF Imagewear, part of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC); Pearl Izumi; Marmot Mountain, Ex Officio and Marker Apparel, brands of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH); Under Armour (NYSE: UA); Helly Hansen; Perry Ellis Intl. (NASDAQ: PERY); Geneva Watch Group; Cleveland Golf; SmartWool, part of Timberland (NYSE: TBL); RipCurl; 180s; Sport Obermeyer; Rossignol; Dale of Norway; O'Neill Clothing; Hot Chillys; Petzl; Icebreaker; Four Star Distribution (C1RCA); Fresh Produce Sportswear; Yakima Products; Billabong (ASX: BBG); Patagonia Europe; Life is good; New Balance; The Orvis Company; Wolverine World Wide; and others.


Terramar Sports Selects CenterStone for B2B E-Commerce
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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About Terramar Sports:
Since 1971, Terramar Sports has perfected the science of keeping people warm, dry and comfortable while enabling peak performance. Terramar pioneered and introduced the Thermasilk® line of Chinese pure silk underwear in the mid-1980s quickly becoming the first and largest seller and marketer of pure silk knitted underwear in the world. To complement its Thermasilk® products, Terramar developed EC2® Qwik-Dri™ moisture management technology designed to actually pull moisture away from the body. Terramar's revolutionary line of Body-Sensors® base layer garments was followed by an entirely new line of 100% Pure Australian Merino Wool base layer garments called Thermawool®, launching for the Fall/Winter 2007 season. Terramar Sports' website is at http://www.terramarsports.com.

About CenterStone Technologies, Inc.
CenterStone Technologies, Inc. operates a multi-tenant, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and provides Web-based B2B e-commerce applications in six languages and local currencies in North America and Europe with widespread adoption by specialty retailers and sales reps. CenterStone's e-commerce solutions processed $1.3 billion dollars in wholesale transactions in 2008.

CenterStone makes vendors more competitive by driving revenue growth, providing increased inventory turns at retail, reducing customer service costs, and providing greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers – retail dealers. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, Inc., based in Denver, Colo., with offices in San Diego, Calif., and Paris, France, is at www.centerstonetech.com.


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