SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopatron announced today that its branded manufacturer clients enjoyed an average 17% increase in year-over-year, same-store sales for 2012. Yet many industries partnering with the retail-integrated eCommerce platform significantly outpaced this average, including:
- Car audio brands increased same-store sales by 218%
- Golf brands increased same-store sales by 68%
- Running brands increased same-store sales by 50%
- Consumer electronics brands increased same-store sales by 47%
Additionally, while the average same-store sales for U.S. brick-and-mortar retail stores increased by only 0.7% for the week ending Dec. 22, 2012, Shopatron clients in the U.S. saw a 24% year-over-year increase in same-store sales during that week. And Shopatron clients in the U.K. saw an even more impressive 45% year-over-year same-store sales increase.
While these industry-beating online sales increases are impressive, Shopatron is the only eCommerce solution that increases offline sales for brands as well. By enabling branded manufacturers to take orders through their branded website and pass those orders to local retailers for delivery to the consumer, the solution incents retailers to stock more products for brands that work with Shopatron. In fact, a recent survey noted that 67% of retailers increased spend with brands using the Shopatron system."Recent trends have shown everyone in retail that the online space is experiencing the most growth, but there will always remain a need for physical stores," said Shopatron CEO and Founder Ed Stevens. "Our clients are combining their sales channels to achieve remarkable sales results." In addition to more than 1,000 existing brands, approximately 225 new branded manufacturers and multichannel retailers—including Bosch, Modell's, and Intermix—launched with Shopatron in 2012. And Shopatron was recognized for its growth as well. Both Deloitte & Touche LLP and Inc. Magazine acknowledged the eCommerce provider for being one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America. To learn more about Shopatron, visit ecommerce.shopatron.com. About Shopatron Shopatron is the world's only eCommerce solution that increases sales online, while also increasing sales through retail stores. Shopatron's eCommerce and order management solution provides an innovative and flexible approach to online sales that matches the unique needs of branded manufacturers, multi-channel retailers, and online marketplaces. Founded in 2001, Shopatron works with more than 1,000 branded manufacturers and 20,000 retail partners across more than 40 industries. Clients include top brands such as Bosch, Suzuki, Mizuno, Ducati, JL Audio, K2, Intermix, and Sport Chalet. The company has offices in San Luis Obispo, California; and Swindon, United Kingdom. SOURCE Shopatron