The Exchange Collective Partners with Shopatron to Bring “Save the Sale” Technology to Action Sports Retailers

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--()--Exchange Collective (EXC), a game-changing start up founded by two action sports retailers, has announced a partnership with Shopatron, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based, distributed order management solutions. Exchange Collective will leverage Shopatron’s robust inventory, payment, and order processing technologies to power the Action Sports Industry’s first ever in-store “Save the Sale” App for retailers.

Exchange Collective’s “Save the Sale” App, launching in Summer 2015, is designed to solve one of the biggest problems retailers have today: serving customers who want to buy products not available in stores. “The EXC app will enable retailers to access a brand’s full catalog and inventory and to capture the sale while the customer is still in store. No more lost sales when missing the size, color or style the customer wants to buy,” said Dan Pankratz, Co-Founder, Exchange Collective.

“Exchange Collective is committed to igniting the customer experience at retail while strengthening local businesses. Local retailers are invaluable for both brands and consumers,” said Dave Pankratz, Co-Founder and CEO, Exchange Collective (and twin-brother of Dan). “The EXC App brings brands and retailers together to provide the ultimate, convenient customer experience.”

“‘Save the Sale’ is one of the most important trends in retail today. We see large retailers deploying it as quickly as possible,” said Ed Stevens, CEO of Shopatron. “Exchange Collective’s App brings critical ‘Save the Sale’ capabilities to retailers of any size. EXC is taking care of product data, integrating with the brands, and providing a world-class user experience for store staff and shoppers alike. We think EXC is going to be big. And with Shopatron powering the back-end, EXC clients can be sure the scale is there to handle rapidly growing sales volumes.”

Exchange Collective is accepting a limited number of innovative retailers and brands for launch in Summer 2015. Contact Dan Pankratz (805) 598-5151, dan@exchangecollective.com for more information.

About Exchange Collective

Exchange Collective / EXC is a “business to business to consumer” (b2b2c) solution (app) that allows the retailer to immediately access a brand’s live and available inventory on the spot in order to secure the sale of an out-of-stock or non-represented items in the store, that a customer is looking for. EXC is a light mobile solution (app) designed to enhance the brick-n-mortar experience. Exchange Collective is a technology company developing several cloud based solutions that support conscious consumerism between Retailer / Brand / Customer.

About Shopatron

Shopatron is the leading provider of cloud-based, distributed order management. Our patented Shopatron Order Exchange allows branded manufacturers and 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. With Shopatron, retail channels join forces to increase sales, turn inventory, and deliver a superior purchase experience to shoppers.

Contacts

Ketner Group (for Shopatron)
Catherine Seeds, 512–794–8876
Catherine@ketnergroup.com

Contacts

Ketner Group (for Shopatron)
Catherine Seeds, 512–794–8876
Catherine@ketnergroup.com