Digital River Expands its Global Partner Network with New Strategic Alliances
Signs agreements with Rauxa and Slalom Consulting to extend the services capabilities of its SaaS-based commerce platform
MINNEAPOLIS — Dec. 10, 2014 — Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced it has entered into new strategic alliance partnership agreements with Rauxa, Inc., an independent, full-service marketing agency, and Slalom Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm. Through these partnerships, Digital River is extending the value of its SaaS-based commerce solution, making it easier for clients to add specialized, third-party consulting services and complementary web content management (WCM) system technologies.
“By continuing to build a strong network of preferred commerce service provider partners, we can offer our clients access to additional sources of expert services as well as pre-built integrations into best-in-class applications that extend and enhance the capabilities of their online stores,” said Thomas Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of commerce at Digital River. “Our goal is to help our clients reduce the time and costs typically associated with custom integrations while driving world-class online experiences that are localized for shoppers around the world.”
As part of Digital River’s Global Partner Network, Rauxa and Slalom Consulting will combine the power of Digital River’s enterprise commerce platform with complementary business services and technology capabilities. Rauxa will facilitate pre-built integrations between Digital River’s platform and leading third-party WCM technologies. Slalom Consulting will provide implementations and integrations that extend Digital River’s platform, including its commerce business infrastructure (CBI), to companies expanding their commerce operations into new geographies. Digital River’s CBI manages and takes on the risk of multi-national taxation, global payments, export controls, and other regulatory compliance requirements.
“Working with Digital River, we can connect companies with one of the world’s top global commerce solutions and some of the most sophisticated shopper experiences available on the market today,” said Gage Short, vice president of technology and alliances from Rauxa.
“We are looking forward to combining our strategy and implementation services with Digital River’s CBI and the other global aspects of its platform. Together, we will help companies create custom commerce solutions that strengthen and expand their brands across geographies worldwide,” said Gilbert Wong, digital strategy and commerce national practice director of Slalom Consulting.
Digital River’s Global Partner Network offers online merchants easy access to services from leading, enterprise-class commerce service providers that focus on areas such as system integrations, agency services, logistics, marketplace and app exchanges, and business consulting.
About Rauxa, Inc.
Rauxa is an independent agency with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Orange County, and San Francisco. Founded in 1999, Rauxa uses marketing and technology to drive results for brands, combining best-in-brand marketing, content management and experience platforms, content marketing, customer relationship management, data strategy and analytics, direct response, media, mobile, strategic planning, and website design and development. Rauxa is a certified woman-owned business. For more information, visit rauxa.com.
About Slalom Consulting
Slalom designs and builds strategies and systems to help clients solve some of their most complex and interesting business challenges. Based in Seattle, Washington, Slalom has organically grown to more than 3,000 employees. Founded in 2001, Slalom Consulting has been ranked as a Top 10 Best Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine four times, and earned recognition from Microsoft as a Partner of the Year five times. For more information, visit slalom.com.
About Digital River, Inc.
Backed by 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s multi-tenant, SaaS commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. In 2013, Digital River processed more than $30 billion in online transactions, connecting B2B and B2C digital products and cloud service companies, as well as branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.
Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, read the Digital River Blog, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.
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