eCommerce News & Events On-Demand | Demandware and its Customers to Present at Shop.org Strategy & Innovation Forum

- Demandware (www.demandware.com), developer of the breakthrough On-Demand eCommerce Platform, today announced its participation in the Shop.org Strategy & Innovation Forum, January 22-24, 2008 at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida. Demandware customers scheduled to deliver presentations include Barneys New York and Timberland. Demandware Vice President of Marketing, Jamus Driscoll, will introduce keynote speaker Bob Myers, SVP of QVC.com, on Wednesday morning, January 23. During his presentation, Myers will discuss the ins and outs of a growing retail trend: Multi-Media Social Shopping. Demandware is participating as a Platinum Sponsor and will be exhibiting in booth #305.

Timberland and Barneys Sessions to Focus on eCommerce Growth Strategies During educational sessions on Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24, executives from Timberland and Barneys New York will provide insights into their successful ecommerce growth strategies.

  • At 4:00 PM on January 23, Larry Promisel, VP of eCommerce for Barneys New York will participate in a panel discussion with three other retail executives titled "Selecting the Perfect eCommerce Platform for Your Business."
  • At 1:15 PM on January 24, Troy Brown, Senior Director & General Manager for The Timberland Company, will participate in a session titled "Identifying International Opportunities: Determining When and Where to Go Global."

In December 2007, Timberland announced its new UK site launch on the Demandware eCommerce Platform. Part of Timberland’s strategic push into international markets, Timberland selected Demandware for its ecommerce control, scalability and multi-site, multi-language capabilities. Reporting approximately $1.6 billion in revenue in 2006, The Timberland Company designs and markets premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories to consumers around the world.

"We needed an eCommerce partner who could help our international business extend across multiple brands and geographies," said Troy Brown, Senior Director and General Manager, eCommerce, The Timberland Company. "Demandware gave our eCommerce team the platform we needed to drive our growth."

"We are proud to be participating in one of the industry’s most respected events, along with some of our highly successful and innovative customers," said Stephan Schambach, Founder and Executive Chairman, Demandware. "We are looking forward to networking and sharing our expertise to help more retailers achieve ecommerce success in 2008 and beyond."

The inaugural Shop.org Strategy and Innovation Forum, which was formerly known as FirstLook, brings together executives to benchmark, analyze, scrutinize, and strategize the online retail growth opportunities and innovations. Shop.org addresses the vital issues surrounding an industry that is growing at a rate of more than 20 percent annually.

About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware drives the success of high-growth brands with its breakthrough On-Demand eCommerce Platform that empowers merchandising and marketing talent with total control over the shopping experience and continuous competitive differentiation. Leading brands such as Bare Escentuals, Playmobil, Playboy, Sally Beauty Supply and Timberland leverage Demandware’s best-in-class eCommerce functionality and automatic upgrades to help achieve higher conversion rates, increase average order size, and improve customer retention. Demandware is the only on-demand eCommerce solution that enables the rapid rollout of new sites, provides ubiquitous access to business and technical users, and is backed by a patented grid computing architecture that delivers capacity as needed for performance and reliability that exceeds industry standards. For more information about Demandware, visit www.demandware.com, call 888 553 9216 or info@demandware.com.