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Partnership enables Intershop to provide UK retailers with systems integration expertise on large-scale e-commerce solutions

London, UK – 14 February 2012 – Leading e-commerce software and services provider, Intershop, has today named Javelin Group, Europe’s leading e-commerce and multi-channel retail consultancy and systems integrator as a Platinum Partner. Providing UK retailers, brands and distributors with world-class e-commerce websites, the partnership also places Intershop amongst Javelin Group’s premier retailers; including the top 10 in the UK, many large retailers and B2B enterprises across mainland Europe.

Focused on providing retailers with Javelin Group’s systems integration service expertise, the partnership ensures these customers are receiving Intershop’s best practice implementation for a website that maximises profits. Retailers can expect that working alongside Javelin Group and Intershop will provide their customers with a best of breed e-commerce platform for ease of shopping and purchasing.

Dr. Ludger Vogt, member at the board of management at Intershop said, “When selecting their e-commerce platform retailers might not know the extent of solutions available for their web presence, but also throughout their entire commerce solution. Javelin Group is able to provide retailers with the expertise harnessed through advising top UK retailers and gained during extensive implementation projects. This partnership recognises Intershop’s e-commerce software and services as one of the major players in the UK and wider European market. Javelin Group will now be well placed to both advise and implement projects on Intershop’s behalf using both businesses’ expertise.”

Intershop has recently announced the upcoming launch of Intershop 7, its next-generation software for agile cross-channel commerce. With 1,500 features for enhanced efficiency and a unique shopping experience, the e-commerce platform provides competitive edge with benchmark-setting marketing functionality.

Fraser Davidson, director of technology services at Javelin Group said, “Our partnership results from Intershop’s impressive ethos of combining a first class e-commerce platform with our specialist expertise. Favoured by B2C and B2B retailers of all sizes, this ethos future proofs their organisations against dynamic and changing demands of customers, technology and markets.”

This partnership will extend Javelin Group’s position as it advises clients on platform selection, strategy and providing platform implementations. The Group is currently expanding to provide both consultancy and development services in many European countries particularly Germany which has a large Intershop presence.

The resulting alliance unites two industry innovators, with unrivalled pedigrees in their respective fields of e-commerce software provision and the strategy development, design and integration of world-class multi-channel solutions for retailers. Work is already underway on a number of significant client projects, primarily in the entertainment sector.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is a leading provider of comprehensive state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions. Intershop’s Enfinity Suite 6 is high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services including comprehensive online marketing consulting and a transaction platform for order-, supplier-, product- and channel management from its daughter companies SoQuero and TheBakery. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing, including fulfillment.

Around the globe more than 500 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, and Mexx run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Australia. More information about Intershop can be found online at

About Javelin Group

Javelin Group is Europe's leading specialist firm of multi-channel retail and ecommerce consultants, and system integrators. Based in London and Paris, and working across Europe and all over the world, it provides a full range of retail and ecommerce consulting and website build services to retailers, brands and retail investors. Clients include many of Europe's largest retailers, together with smaller fast-growing retail and ecommerce businesses.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

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