Archive for January, 2008

Published by Jesse on 29 Jan 2008

Mammut.com Partners with Shopatron

For Immediate Release
Alycia Cavadi
Momentum Media PR
alycia@momentummediapr.com

Shelburne, VT, January 28, 2008Mammut Sports Group USA, a manufacturer of Swiss quality moutnain gear and apparel, is launching Shopatron eCommerce technology to increase online sales for its retail partners. By implementing Shopatron, Mammut will allow brick-and-mortar and online retailers the opportunity to increase their Web site sales. At the same time, consumers have access to greater product selection.

Shopatron allows Mammut to assign online orders to local retailers for shipment and in-store pickup, providing faster delivery and preventing competition with retailers. After a consumer places an order on Mammut’s site, local retailers that have the items in stock choose to fulfill the order, either by handling shipment or offering in-store pickup. This allows both retailers and manufacturers to identify consumer purchasing trends. The Shopatron eCommerce interface is available to US dealers for domestic order fulfillment and shipping, and is now live at www.mammut.com.

“We’re pleased to welcome Mammut to our growing list of outdoor sporting goods providers,” said Brian Clausen, president of Shopatron. “With spring fast approaching, consumers are looking to get their outdoor products quickly and conveniently. Mammut can now guarantee its customers receive orders fast from local retailers.”

Read entire article @ OutdoorIndustry.com..
Browse the Mammut product line @ Backcountry.com..

Published by Jesse on 28 Jan 2008

Getting Back At It

Ok so you’re wondering WTF is happenin’ with the OGE Outdoor Blog. Sorry folks. We got slammed with the holidays and then the focus shifted on making the gear search engine (OGE Database) better. Nothing is live yet, but we’ve got a good plan to improve the search functionality of 350,000 plus outdoor gear products.

You should also see a new site design for the main site: OutdoorGearEngine.com

Of course here on the blog, we’ll keep posting the best gear deals on the web from over the 65 merchants we partner with. We’re including the cream of the crop online retailers with our service so you know you’ll be shopping a trusted and secure store.

Thanks for your ongoing support. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Sales/Promotions Category of our blog. It will save ya some bucks!

Published by Jesse on 16 Jan 2008

Social Networking for Skiers

New Functionality at AmericaSkiing.com Allows Users to Share Blogs, Post Photos, Join Clubs, Create Events and much More.

Philadelphia, PA, January 15, 2008 – AmericaSkiing.com, one of North America’s top skiing and snowboarding web sites, introduced recently the first social networking portal exclusively for skiers and snowboarders. This unique portal is the latest to capitalize on social networking as a medium to unite people of similar interests. The site is designed to combine the networking power and capabilities of popular social networking sites, with the shared focus of snow riding.

“AmericaSkiing’s new feature offers a comprehensive forum for skiers and snowboarders to network and plan. The technology on the site allows folks to create profiles, share skiing and snowboarding experiences with photos and blogs, and plan skiing and snowboarding events” says Brian Boyd from Backcountry.com.

In addition to the wealth of skiing and snowboarding resources already available on AmericaSkiing.com, the new portal features interactive capabilities including:

  • Profiles
  • Photo Section
  • Blogs
  • Friends
  • Clubs
  • Events

About AmericaSkiing.com

Formed in 2000, AmericaSkiing.com offers information on the latest ski gear and other outdoor gear; research on ski resorts, clubs, and events; skiing and snowboarding videos; and now, a forum for skiers and snowboarders to connect with people who share their passion for the powder. The AmericaSkiing social networking portal has been in development for the last year and has been in beta since the beginning of Q4 2007. For more information or to sign up, check out http://www.americaskiing.com/community/ or contact Gina Ermilio at Gina@AmericaSkiing.com.

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Published by Jesse on 14 Jan 2008

Rock/Creek Appoints Coptix Interactive Agency

Contact:
Josiah Roe
423.822.6850

Chattanooga, TN, January 14, 2008 – Rock/Creek has launched a new ecommerce site, developed by Chattanooga’s leading integrated design company, Coptix, Inc. The company has also named Coptix as its Interactive Agency of Record.

As a leading retailer of outdoor equipment and apparel, Rock/Creek sees the Internet as an opportunity for robust sales. The company has a long history of participation in the active life of Chattanooga and the larger outdoor community. Rock/Creek organizes grassroots events, educates customers on outdoor safety, how to get the most out of backcountry experiences, and promotes environmentally responsible recreation and stewardship.

“We’re delighted to roll out this latest version of our site,” said Rock/Creek Marketing Director Mark McKnight. “The new look and the functionality Coptix has developed builds on our 20-year brick and mortar heritage and responds to what we’ve learned from our web customers over the years.”

For the rebuild of the site, Coptix incorporated Rock/Creek’s newly developed visual identity and implemented the site with the latest in web-standards & search engine-friendly methods. The new site is much easier to update and maintain. Additionally, the Coptix tools and systems build upon and expand Rock/Creek’s ability to serve their customers in ways that enhance the outdoor experience.

“We are thrilled to partner with Rock/Creek, which is not only a cornerstone of the Chattanooga community, but is also pushing the envelope on how products can be taken to market on the internet,” said Coptix President Josiah Q. Roe.”

About Coptix
Coptix, Inc. is a leading integrated design firm in the Southeast, bringing clients holistic business development through branding, graphic design, internet marketing, ecommerce and software development.

About Rock/Creek
Rock/Creek, member of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, is an independent specialty outdoor retailer with over two decades of experience in the Southeast. Along with its online shops, RockCreek.com and ClimbingGear.com, Rock/Creek provides quality outdoor clothing and gear for a host of activities including kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, trail running, travel, and adventure racing. Rock/Creek is committed to making a positive impact on the environment.