United Stationers and ECi Extend Collaboration Agreement5 Jan, 2015
DEERFIELD, Ill. - December 2014 - United Stationers and eCommerce Industries Inc. have signed a three-year
agreement to extend their collaboration to continue to deliver innovative digital ecommerce tools for resellers. The
agreement sets in motion extended integration of United's digital services into a number of ECi's ecommerce platforms,
providing resellers access to winning e-commerce tools both now and into the future.
Under the terms of the agreement, United Stationers will offer upgraded SmartSearch™ and premium relationship
functionality to customers utilizing the ECinteractive® Plus, D-Force II plus and Red Falcon™ (formerly known as Red
Cheetah™) platforms. The agreement also opens the door to additional SmartMerchandising™ and advanced analytics
capabilities that will greatly enhance the online shopping experience for independent resellers' customers. The
collaboration road map includes developing capabilities for re-targeting based on previous shopping patterns, browsing or
cart abandonment as well as future multivariate testing capabilities to optimize performance of digital merchandising and
"We are pleased to have this agreement in place with ECi," said Girisha Chandraraj, Vice President, Digital at United
Stationers. "It allows us to immediately improve our dealers' access to best-in-class search and cross-selling capabilities
on ECi's state-of-the-art ecommerce platforms while working together on additional enhancements over time to help them
simply sell more online." Harry Dochelli, Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Care added "This is just one more
step forward in our efforts to help our customers win online. We continue to make significant investments in our digital
capabilities - and now they can be easily integrated with a large portion of our customer base."
"We are excited about our ability to continue to deliver superior value to our dealers," said Ron Books, President and CEO
of ECi Software Solutions. "The ECi platforms, along with the next-generation content and capabilities from United, provide
a powerful solution for our customers. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves to enable our mutual customers to
compete and win."
About United Stationers
United Stationers Inc. is a leading supplier of business essentials, with 2013 net sales of $5.1 billion. The company stocks
a broad assortment of over 140,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and
breakroom supplies, office furniture, and industrial supplies. The Company's network of 77 distribution centers allows it to
deliver these products to approximately 25,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United's breadth and
depth of inventory, enables the Company to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. and
major cities in Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit unitedstationers.com. United Stationers common stock
trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol USTR.
The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and
cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi's companies have served the manufacturing, service technology, office
supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is
headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the
Netherlands. For information, email email@example.com, visit www.ECiSolutions.com , or call (800) 959-3367.
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