LONDON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Portaltech are pleased to announce the recent account win to re-platform and integrate commerce operations for luxury beauty retailer SPACE.NK.apothecary. SPACE.NK.apothecary was founded by Nicky Kinnaird in 1993, when she launched her first store in Covent Garden, with an ambition to offer a carefully edited selection of high quality, original and effective beauty products from innovators and specialists around the world. Since then, the passion for beauty has continued and the brand has grown to encompass 78 stores and concessions in the UK and US, as well as a thriving online business. The retailer who also owns the Eve Lom Skin Care brand has plans to grow their business significantly online over the next 5 years, both in the UK and Internationally.
This strategic project, will take advantage of the hybris multi channel platform for Product Content Management, B2C Commerce and Mobile, whilst leveraging Portaltech's QuickLive project accelerator for a rapid rollout of internationalised, multi brand sites.
Lauri Vela, Chief Marketing Officer for SPACE.NK.apothecary, explained: "Following a rigorous review process, we selected Portaltech because they provided us with a flexible and robust multi channel solution based on the hybris platform, that will enable us to have greater control over our Product and Content Management and Multi Channel Merchandising. We have been impressed by Portaltech's approach and we look forward to a long term business partnership."
This win builds on a very successful year for Portaltech, who won 5 awards in 2010.
Mark Adams, Director of Sales at Portaltech commented: "This is a great start to 2011 and we are thrilled to be chosen as SPACE.NK.apothecary's eCommerce partner. I am confident that Portaltech will provide a market-beating solution based on the latest version of the hybris multi channel platform, setting SPACE.NK.apothecary up with a fantastic capability to trade and exploit growth in the UK and internationally for the foreseeable future."
Andy Piscina, Sales Director at hybris, said: "Portaltech have grown their business to become one of the top hybris integrators and implementers in the UK. SPACE.NK.apothecary will be the 12th customer on the hybris QuickLive project accelerator and we are looking forward to helping them develop their business on our platform."
The new SPACE.NK.apothecary site is due to launch in the summer of 2011.
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