Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications
Senior Director, Global Communications
BestKiteboarding.com and Romanicos.com Listed with Other E-tail Giants
SAN MATEO, Calif—December 5, 2007—NetSuite Inc., a vendor of on-demand, integrated business management application suites that provide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Ecommerce functionality for small and medium-sized businesses and divisions of large companies, today announced that Best Kiteboarding.com (www.bestkiteboarding.com) and Romanicos.com (www.romanicos.com) have been honored by industry trade publication Internet Retailer to its list of 2008 Hot 100 Retail Web Sites. Both BestKiteboarding.com and Romanicos.com are listed alongside online retail giants such as Amazon.com, 1-800-Flowers.com, Dell.com, Nike.com and Walmart.com. For a complete list of these 100 retail web sites please go to http://www.internetretailer.com/uploads/2008Hot100List102507.htm
"Internet Retailer recognizes the Hot 100 web sites as a way for the entire industry to learn from competitors who do online retailing best," said Kurt Peters, editor-in-chief of Internet Retailer. "BestKiteboarding.com and Romanicos.com demonstrate that online leadership can come from small retailers as well as from large ones."
Both Best Kiteboarding.com and Romanicos.com have been using NetSuite to run their ecommerce operations for over three years:
Best Kiteboarding.com (www.bestkiteboarding.com) – based in Delray Beach, Fla., is a leading supplier of kitesurfing equipment. A NetSuite customer since 2004, Best Kiteboarding has gradually increased its usage of NetSuite, reaping the benefits from having one integrated Web-based system for its core operations. NetSuite features being utilized extensively include: Web store, advanced shipping and receiving, drop shipping, FedEx and UPS integration, matrix items, barcodes, multi-location inventory, multi-currency, jobs, Partner Center, quotes, commissions, case management, e-mail marketing campaigns, and advanced Web reports/Net analytics.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of Internet Retailer's hot 100 websites," said Troy Lawson, CTO of Best Kiteboarding. "We have been able to maintain our successful website with dynamic content and a strong foundation utilizing NetSuite as our base."
Romanico's Chocolate (www.romanicos.com) – based in Miami, Fla., was founded by Alejandra Bigai, who was born and raised in Venezuela where her grandmother taught her how to make chocolate truffles with the best raw materials in the world. Bigai was only 12 years old, but soon began preparing different desserts for the family and eventually received recognition as a talented chef among her own peers. Eventually Bigai began her own production line and is now the proud owner of Romanico's Chocolate, which has received numerous industry awards for its heavenly confections.
Bigai credits much of her business' growth to the integrated NetSuite platform which has reduced inefficiencies and helped to improve customer service.
"It's an honor to be listed alongside such big sellers as Amazon.com and Apple," said Alejandra Bigai, Owner, Romanicos Chocolate. "Receiving this is yet one more reason why choosing NetSuite was such a key decision for my business. I love its ability to grow with my company and provide tools we need to better serve our customers. In 2008 we plan to add three more NetSuite Web stores, which is now possible through NetSuite's advanced multi-site capability."
Thousands of companies around the globe have standardized their ecommerce operations on NetSuite for their core business operations — from orders and fulfillment, to inventory and warehouse management, to Google Keyword-to-Purchase tracking and search engine optimization, to email marketing campaigns and multi-channel selling. Additionally, NetSuite gives mid-sized companies a customizable solution for managing complex ecommerce sites for global organizations with multiple companies and subsidiaries, and with multiple websites. NetSuite brings its expertise in business process customization to meet the specific needs of larger, more complex businesses and their industry requirements. And these features are part of NetSuite's CRM and ERP business application suite.
About Internet Retailer
Internet Retailer is one of the most recognized brand names in online retailing. Internet Retailer publications deliver strategic and practical business information on e-retailing to more than 250,000 merchants and direct marketers every month.
NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management application suites for small and medium-sized businesses. NetSuite enables companies to manage core key business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's patent-pending "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.
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