Intershop Communications AG

11/28/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/28/2018 05:02 disrupts maritime market with Intershop cloud-based B2B commerce software platform

  • Digital is changing traditional maritime aftermarket
  • Intershop Commerce Suite selected based on extensive B2B functionalities
  • All spare parts of the leading maritime suppliers on one platform

Dave Vander Heyde, CEO Royal IHC, is quick to respond when asked what sets apart from other e-commerce platforms available in the maritime industry: 'If we sell a product of which its uptime lasts over the life cycle of the vessel or the piece of equipment, then we have a very happy customer. An open e-commerce platform is something new in our industry and I believe the time has come to move forward.'

Markus Klahn, COO of Intershop reflects: ' is a corporate start-up with the complexity of a global market leader. This requires a solution that has rich B2B functionality, fast time to market, can start small and has unprecedented scalability. The Intershop Commerce Suite is ideal for such scenarios.'

'Ordering spare parts should be a simple and efficient process, available at all times and accessible anywhere in the world,' says Maaike de Rover, initiatorGeneral Manager and one of the driving forces behind the corporate start-up. She already presented the project's challenges and success during Intershop's 'Raise the Bar' event and at B2B Online which takes place at November 28 and 29 in Amsterdam.

This project was implemented by Intershop's Partner of the Year 2018, Evident.

About ShipSupport

ShipSupport is a Netherlands-based corporate startup, powered by Royal IHC and supported by a global network of partners. For centuries, Royal IHC has been gathering knowledge and creating a powerful group of trusted associates. Now these efforts have resulted in a new kind of business founded on transparency and long-lasting collaborations.

ShipSupport isn't just an e-commerce platform to order spare parts and services, but an online hub where like-minded individuals can share their knowledge, experience and help each other to get the best out of their vessels and equipment.

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