SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopatron, the world's leading provider of Allied Commerce, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the company's unique distributed order management solution.
On March 12, the U.S. Patent Office awarded Patent No. 8,396,756 for the Shopatron "system and method for processing product orders." The patent codifies the unique nature of the Shopatron Order Exchange, which enables manufacturers and multi-channel retailers to expand online and in-store sales by allowing them to efficiently fulfill online orders from local retail stores.
Founded in 2001, Shopatron pioneered the Allied Commerce model, which revolutionizes the way retail channels work together to put products in the hands of online shoppers. This recognition from the federal patent office confirms that the model is unique and transformational, explained Shopatron CEO and Founder Ed Stevens.
"This patent clearly demonstrates that Shopatron is dedicated to the newest and best technologies and processes for our clients," Stevens noted. "We have invested over 12 years of research and development in the Shopatron Order Exchange, and we intend to continue the investment in our solution to offer clients the most advanced technology on the market. Being a true multi-tenant, SaaS solution for brands and multi-channel retailers means that every investment Shopatron makes into our Shopatron Order Exchange immediately translates into benefits for our clients."
The announcement of this patent follows Shopatron's launch of its Allied Commerce marketing initiative, the acquisition of $4MM in venture debt financing, and an announcement of broad market availability for the Shopatron Retailer solution for multi-channel retailers.
With a client list that already includes over 1,000 brands working with more than 20,000 retailers across 40+ industries, this patent announcement further solidifies Shopatron's position as the clear leader in cloud-based, eCommerce order management solutions.
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Shopatron is the world's leading provider of cloud-based, eCommerce order management solutions. Our Shopatron Order Exchange allows manufacturers and multi-channel retailers to seamlessly leverage the available inventory of every retail storefront and distribution center when fulfilling online orders. Unlike legacy order management software or custom-built solutions, Shopatron makes it easy and affordable to deploy advanced capabilities like in-store pickup, ship-from-store, inventory lookup, and vendor drop-ship. With Shopatron, retail channels join forces to increase sales, turn inventory, and deliver a superior purchase experience to online shoppers.