Meeting of the E-Commerce Minds: Leading Retailers, Brands and Industry Experts Convene for GSI Commerce's Annual Partner Summit

Summit Explores Strategies that Will Shape the Next Wave of E-Commerce



Oct 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from GSI Commerce, Inc.

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leading
 e-commerce solutions provider GSI Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq:   GSIC) brought
 together e-commerce, multichannel and consumer retailing experts to
 exchange ideas on e-commerce strategies, best practices and pragmatic
 solutions at the 2007 GSI Partner Executive Summit. The annual conference
 focuses on emerging e-commerce and online marketing themes and provides a
 forum for retail executives and their peers within the GSI community to
 explore ways to grow their online and multichannel businesses.
     Primary focus areas at this year's summit included the impact of
 technology on consumer engagement, embracing multichannel strategies,
 improving customer experience through advanced Web site design, and
 strategies for driving incremental revenue. Attendees included executives
 from GSI's partner companies, spanning more than 13 retail categories.
     The kick-off keynote speaker was renowned author and digital media
 expert Jeffrey Rayport, Ph.D., who discussed the intersection of retail and
 technology and presented solutions for deepening consumer engagement in the
 evolving digital frontier. Additional keynote speakers were Anthony Noto of
 Goldman Sachs, who shared his thoughts on the key components that drive
 e-commerce success; Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research, who presented
 insights into how retailers can influence the future of e-commerce by
 incorporating core but critical improvements to their Web stores; and Pat
 Croce, best-selling author and entrepreneur who reminded the audience of
 the importance of doing right by your customers.
     "GSI's goal with this summit is twofold: first, to keep our partners
 informed of emerging e-commerce trends and innovative solutions, and
 second, to harness their collective e-commerce and retail expertise and use
 that insight for continuous growth for all partners across our GSI
 network," said Michael G. Rubin, GSI chairman and CEO. "With a current base
 of more than 80 partners, GSI manages a meaningful segment of the
 e-commerce space. For example, during the 2007 peak season we are
 forecasting a peak-order volume of 350 orders per minute and 120 million
 peak-day page views. By engaging in both day-to-day and broad strategic
 dialog with our partners and industry thought leaders, we will continue to
 ensure we deliver great experiences for our partners and their customers."
     About GSI Commerce
     GSI Commerce(R) is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions that
 enable retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and
 professional sports organizations to operate e-commerce businesses. We
 provide solutions for our partners through our integrated e-commerce
 platform, which is comprised of four components: technology, customer care,
 fulfillment and marketing services. We provide e-commerce solutions for
 more than 80 partners.
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This news release contains forward-looking statements within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All
 statements made in this release, other than statements of historical fact,
 are forward-looking statements. Actual results might differ materially from
 what is expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
 Additional information about potential factors that could affect GSI
 Commerce can be found in its most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other
 reports and statements filed by GSI Commerce with the SEC. GSI Commerce
 expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements.
      Contact:
      GSI Commerce, Inc.
      Corporate Marketing
      610.491.7474
      Fax: 610.265.2866
      news@gsicommerce.com
 
 

SOURCE GSI Commerce, Inc.
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leading
 e-commerce solutions provider GSI Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq:   GSIC) brought
 together e-commerce, multichannel and consumer retailing experts to
 exchange ideas on e-commerce strategies, best practices and pragmatic
 solutions at the 2007 GSI Partner Executive Summit. The annual conference
 focuses on emerging e-commerce and online marketing themes and provides a
 forum for retail executives and their peers within the GSI community to
 explore ways to grow their online and multichannel businesses.
     Primary focus areas at this year's summit included the impact of
 technology on consumer engagement, embracing multichannel strategies,
 improving customer experience through advanced Web site design, and
 strategies for driving incremental revenue. Attendees included executives
 from GSI's partner companies, spanning more than 13 retail categories.
     The kick-off keynote speaker was renowned author and digital media
 expert Jeffrey Rayport, Ph.D., who discussed the intersection of retail and
 technology and presented solutions for deepening consumer engagement in the
 evolving digital frontier. Additional keynote speakers were Anthony Noto of
 Goldman Sachs, who shared his thoughts on the key components that drive
 e-commerce success; Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research, who presented
 insights into how retailers can influence the future of e-commerce by
 incorporating core but critical improvements to their Web stores; and Pat
 Croce, best-selling author and entrepreneur who reminded the audience of
 the importance of doing right by your customers.
     "GSI's goal with this summit is twofold: first, to keep our partners
 informed of emerging e-commerce trends and innovative solutions, and
 second, to harness their collective e-commerce and retail expertise and use
 that insight for continuous growth for all partners across our GSI
 network," said Michael G. Rubin, GSI chairman and CEO. "With a current base
 of more than 80 partners, GSI manages a meaningful segment of the
 e-commerce space. For example, during the 2007 peak season we are
 forecasting a peak-order volume of 350 orders per minute and 120 million
 peak-day page views. By engaging in both day-to-day and broad strategic
 dialog with our partners and industry thought leaders, we will continue to
 ensure we deliver great experiences for our partners and their customers."
     About GSI Commerce
     GSI Commerce(R) is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions that
 enable retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and
 professional sports organizations to operate e-commerce businesses. We
 provide solutions for our partners through our integrated e-commerce
 platform, which is comprised of four components: technology, customer care,
 fulfillment and marketing services. We provide e-commerce solutions for
 more than 80 partners.
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This news release contains forward-looking statements within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All
 statements made in this release, other than statements of historical fact,
 are forward-looking statements. Actual results might differ materially from
 what is expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
 Additional information about potential factors that could affect GSI
 Commerce can be found in its most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other
 reports and statements filed by GSI Commerce with the SEC. GSI Commerce
 expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements.
      Contact:
      GSI Commerce, Inc.
      Corporate Marketing
      610.491.7474
      Fax: 610.265.2866
      news@gsicommerce.com
 
 SOURCE GSI Commerce, Inc.