CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyons Consulting Group, the premier ecommerce strategy, design, development, hosting and support firm, today announced that it built and hosts the new ecommerce store that ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALCS) recently launched at ALCOstores.com. Lyons delivered ALCO's site on a Magento Enterprise platform in less than three months and is now serving shoppers with more than 10,000 items of high-quality merchandise at value prices.
To create a rich online shopping environment in a short time frame, Lyons Consulting Group built upon the already robust Magento platform, which has the latest in ecommerce marketing and merchandising features. The Lyons team collaborated with the ALCO Stores team to develop a striking design with a clean user experience, improved inventory efficiency with an integration to the OMX Order Management System, and a PCI-compliant hosted payment gateway to securely process payments.
"In selecting a firm to build the online store at ALCOstores.com, we turned to Lyons Consulting Group based on their ecommerce experience, reputation and breadth of services. The Lyons team took the time to understand our business and has proven to be a reliable and responsive partner," said Brent Streit, Senior Vice President of Marketing and ecommerce for ALCO Stores. "In a very short time we were able to create a robust consumer experience with a wide selection of products, both to serve our loyal base of ALCO shoppers and to reach new customers. The ecommerce store is an extension of ALCO's brand."
"We are proud of the work we have done for ALCO Stores and look forward to seeing the results from our efforts as the ecommerce store gains visibility among shoppers in the coming months. The new site was launched in June 2012, and the lyonscg team continues to assist ALCO with this exciting online venture through hosting and our 24/7 in-house support center," said Rich Lyons, CEO of Lyons Consulting Group.About ALCO Stores, Inc.ALCO Stores, Inc. is a broad-line retailer with 215 stores primarily located in small, underserved communities across 23 states. ALCO recently announced the launch of a full-service ecommerce store at ALCOstores.com to serve shoppers with more than 10,000 items of high-quality merchandise at value prices. Based in Abilene, Kansas, ALCO Stores had sales of $482.8 million in the most recent fiscal year. For more information, or to experience the ecommerce store, please visit ALCOstores.com. About Lyons Consulting GroupLyons Consulting Group is the premier ecommerce strategy, design, development and support firm dedicated to help clients continually grow and succeed in their online business. With a proven track record to deliver creative, robust and most importantly, increasingly profitable ecommerce sites, our diverse group of experts are committed to customer satisfaction and project excellence. As the leading Magento and Demandware partner in the US, lyonscg has years of experience in ecommerce strategy, creative design, platform customization, technical development, backend integration, quality assurance, and support. lyonscg understands that each client's sites and needs are unique, yet are able to deliver each and every time. Bottom Line: Lyons Consulting Group helps online businesses to realize the potential of ecommerce. Guaranteed. For more information about lyonscg or to see their extensive list of clients, visit lyonscg.com or call 312.564.3142. SOURCE Lyons Consulting Group