Goal Zero, Solar Power Products Innovator, Selects Digital River to Run European Direct-to-Consumer Ecommerce Operations

MINNEAPOLIS — Jan. 5, 2017 — Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced it is running direct-to-consumer ecommerce operations for Goal Zero, an innovator of easy-to-use portable solar power products. Goal Zero selected Digital River to power its English, French, German and Spanish online stores as part of its goal to grow its online presence in European markets.

Although its products were already sold through online retailers, Goal Zero wanted a direct-to-consumer channel that could provide its customers added flexibility and convenience as well as reach areas where no local seller was available. In addition, the company was looking for an ecommerce partner with a strong understanding of global regulation and compliance.

“The regulatory environment is becoming increasingly complicated for companies that do business online. We needed a partner with deep ecommerce expertise in the countries where we do business today and plan to expand to in the future,” said Kevin Klein, director of international sales for Goal Zero. “Digital River’s ability to serve as merchant and seller of record and manage crucial back office ecommerce functions frees our team to stay focused on our products and customers.”

“In addition to meeting regulatory compliance requirements, Goal Zero was looking for a flexible fulfillment program, which is critical in a global ecommerce value chain,” said David Woolenberg, senior vice president of global sales for Digital River. “A well-managed fulfillment solution helps brands meet the needs of their customers across geographies while leading to cost savings, streamlined processes, and improved brand and user experiences. The end result is a win for both shoppers and the brand.”

Goal Zero’s European online stores feature its portable power products, which can help operate a variety of personal technology devices from headlamps and smartphones to PCs, small refrigerators and televisions.

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 cloud-based commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. Through these services, Digital River connects B2B and B2C digital products companies and 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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