Bridgeline Digital Signs Multi-year, $1.8 Million Agreement to Power eCommerce Presence for a National Franchise on iAPPSds Platform
Burlington, MA | March 12, 2015
Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLIN), The Digital Engagement Company™, announced that a national franchise has signed a multi-year, $1.8 million dollar agreement to launch its eCommerce presence on the iAPPSds platform. The franchise is an existing customer whose franchisees have experienced tremendous digital growth since launching its online presence on iAPPSds. This new agreement adds eCommerce functionality that is expected to allow the franchise to bring their world-class in-store customer experience to the forefront of their web experience.
“We’re excited to sign yet another engagement with a prominent franchise, especially an existing iAPPSds Customer who has experienced outstanding results at the corporate level and the franchisee level,” stated Thomas Massie, Bridgeline Digital’s Chief Executive Officer.
Once deployed, the Customer will be able to efficiently adapt to changing online shopping behavior by allowing consumers to schedule in-store or third party services and order products online to be picked up at nearby store locations. Once consumers are engaged, additional online incremental revenue opportunities will become available by offering complimentary third party vendor services not currently offered through the store locations or on the current website.
In addition to unifying the front-end consumer experience, this solution will also unify the back office management for franchisees providing them with a single sign-on and administrative console. From the iAPPSds dashboard, franchisees will be able to manage orders attributed to their center as well as manage appointments, access the online printing administrative console in addition to manage their center location site content.
Specifically developed for multi-unit organizations, iAPPSds deeply integrates web content management, e-commerce, e-marketing, analytics, and social media management into a unified highly scalable platform. iAPPSds users have access to premier website features, including the ability to edit and publish forms, images, embedded video, integrated Google Maps, social media plug-ins and other content. Importantly, iAPPSds offers built-in Search Engine Optimization management that includes metadata management, auto-301 redirects, and auto-XML sitemap creation.
iAPPSds is engineered to work with Responsive Design template development, helping ensure that websites are mobile and tablet optimized right out of the box while still leveraging only one single database of content. Furthermore, iAPPSds is able to offer multiple, customized self-service template configurations and styles to end users, enabling them to personalize their site beyond just the content, while still adhering to a company’s brand standards.
iAPPSds is a cloud-based, multi-tenant SaaS solution, that eliminates the need for companies to maintain their own infrastructure for the solution. iAPPSds customers can rely on Bridgeline’s Tier-1, co-location hosting facility whether they are supporting 100, 1,000 or 10,000 franchisee or dealer micro-websites.
About Bridgeline Digital
Bridgeline Digital, The Digital Engagement Company™, enables its customers to maximize the performance of their mission critical websites, intranets, and online stores. Bridgeline’s iAPPS platform deeply integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, Social Media management, and Web Analytics to help marketers deliver online experiences that attract, engage and convert their customers across all digital channels. Bridgeline provides end-to-end Digital Engagement solutions and boasts an award-winning team of interactive services professionals. Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., with nine additional locations throughout the United States and a .NET development center in Bangalore, India. Bridgeline has thousands of quality customers that range from small- and medium-sized organizations to Fortune 1000 companies. To learn more, please visit www.bridgeline.com or call (800) 603-9936.
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