26th January 2012, London, UK - eCommera, a leading provider of intelligent multi-channel ecommerce trading solutions, has made a rapid start to 2012 by launching the Clarins France online site, joining the 17 sites for brands within the Clarins Group that were launched in 2011. These include the Clarins US and UK online stores, the Thierry Mugler US online store, a series of non-transactional brand websites (including Clarins Korea and Clarins Taiwan), and the first mobile commerce site for Clarins US.

The rollout is part of a plan that will see eCommera launch transactional ecommerce sites for both the Clarins brand and brands under the Clarins Fragrance Group - Thierry Mugler and Azzaro - across 16 countries and in multiple languages. Further mobile sites will also roll out globally through 2012 to provide an optimized customer experience across a variety of touch-points.

Utilising the eCommera platform enables the sites to benefit from state-of-the-art e-commerce features such as facetted navigation and product comparison, enhanced with innovative features developed by the Clarins digital team and eCommera engineers, such as an online beauty consultation, a collection of content-rich mini-sites encapsulated in the shopping pages, and an exclusive online reward program.

All sites are supported by eCommera’s Software as a Service (SaaS) managed services approach and deployed on the eCommera Commerce Platform which uses Demandware technology.

Laurent Malaveille – Senior Vice President of Digital, CRM & E-Commerce at Clarins Group, said: “We have successfully launched or re-launched many brand websites in 2011, and are confident we will continue to do so in 2012. This agility is possible only because we invested in a partnership combining the Clarins group, a single, powerful yet flexible, digital commerce platform, and the development and support expertise of eCommera. This combination means we have an excellent foundation to support all our brands, in all countries, on all devices with the ability to drive a range of initiatives like pure play e-commerce, drive-to-store and loyalty programs. We believe this is a strong asset for our brands.”

Andrew McGregor, CEO at eCommera comments: “We are pleased to have been able to provide Clarins with the platform and services to support multiple brands, countries, devices and features, whilst their vision and ambition to deploy new ideas to extend the multi-channel success of their brand has made them an exciting partner to work with.”

Laurent Quatrefages, managing director at eCommera France, adds: “Once again eCommera has demonstrated its ability to quickly deliver a worldwide trading platform tailored to our client’s specific needs.”

Clarins selected eCommera as a partner for its global eCommerce venture in December 2010. The two organizations will continue to work together on integrating new features and functionality into the site as well as rolling out new country sites.

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About Clarins Group

Clarins Group is a private cosmetics group with a brand portfolio that includes CLARINS (the #1 high-end skin care brand in Europe and also one of the leading brands in Americas and Asia Pacific), and a range of world famous prestige fragrance brands such as Thierry Mugler, Azzaro and Swarovski Beauty.

About eCommera

eCommera is a pioneering provider of intelligent eCommerce trading solutions, enabling brand owners and retailers to sell efficiently and intelligently across multiple channels. eCommera provides eCommerce products and services to major international brands and retailers - including Asda, CLARINS, House of Fraser, Hamleys, Horze, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, Magasin du Nord, T.M. Lewin and USC.

eCommera combines a modular eCommerce platform with unique data insight and decision support tools. All delivered as a service.

For more information please visit: www.ecommera.com

Published on: 10:17AM on 26th January 2012