SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Shopatron, the world's leading provider of Allied Commerce, announced an exciting new partnership with The Thomas Kinkade Company, worldwide publisher of Thomas Kinkade artwork. Shopatron will serve as the eCommerce order management platform for the company, which is responsible for making Thomas Kinkade one of the world's most widely recognized artists.
For more than 25 years, Thomas Kinkade's paintings have consistently been best-selling works. With the patented Shopatron Order Exchange, The Thomas Kinkade Company will be able to sell artwork online and fulfill orders from a network of authorized galleries.
Utilizing Shopatron's advanced fulfillment capabilities, The Thomas Kinkade Company will give consumers the option to order online, select a nearby location for in-store pickup, or have the items sent directly from a gallery via ship-from-store.
"Shopatron allows us to leverage our independently owned galleries to fulfill our online orders, eliminating channel conflict issues while creating a better buying experience for our art collectors," said Michael Vierra, Internet Manager for The Thomas Kinkade Company.
The Thomas Kinkade Company joins over 50 home brands already passing orders to over 1,800 local retailers on the Shopatron Order Exchange. Those brands increased same-store sales 198% between January 2011 and December 2012.
"Today's shoppers want convenience first and foremost," said Shopatron SVP of Marketing, Mark Grondin. "And local fulfillment from Thomas Kinkade galleries is the best way to meet those consumer expectations. With Shopatron's Allied Commerce model, Thomas Kinkade's customers have all the tools they need to create their desired shopping experiences from checkout to fulfillment, whether that's delivery to their home or in-store pickup."
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About The Thomas Kinkade Company
The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes his art and related collectibles through a global network of independently owned galleries, an extensive network of licensees, and strategic marketing relationships. Mr. Kinkade's artistry includes imagery of gardens, cottages and estates, cityscapes, plein airs, holiday scenery, and commemorative American landmarks. Known as the "Painter of Light™," he is the most collected artist of his time. The Thomas Kinkade Company will continue to release unpublished works and works developed through the Thomas Kinkade Studios, helping to preserve his legacy.
Shopatron is the world's leading provider of cloud-based eCommerce order management solutions. Powered by our patented Shopatron Order Exchange, Shopatron Retailer allows 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 within existing eCommerce initiatives. With Shopatron, online and offline channels join forces to increase sales, turn inventory, and deliver a superior purchase experience to online shoppers.