DSW Selects VendorNet® as Its Omnichannel Technology Partner

  DSW Selects VendorNet® as Its Omnichannel Technology Partner

StoreNet® Live helps retailer provide any shoe, anywhere, anytime

Business Wire

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- January 9, 2013

Designer Shoe Warehouse Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading footwear and accessory
retailer, has selected VendorNet to provide ship-from store and dropship
management solutions.

VendorNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of GSI Commerce, an eBay Inc. company, is
a provider of cross-channel fulfillment and supply chain technology. DSW will
use VendorNet’s StoreNet® Live to implement omnichannel retail capabilities,
including brick and mortar store fulfillment for online sales.

Through StoreNet’s Ship-from Store offering, DSW’s fleet of 364 stores will be
positioned as direct-to-consumer fulfillment locations. DSW will leverage
store inventory and personnel to fulfill store and online orders, recapturing
sales that would have been lost due to out-of-stock conditions. StoreNet will
also enable DSW to sell-through select store merchandise at higher margins
based on specific criteria such as end-of-life products. In addition, DSW is
deploying VendorNet Dropship Manager to further enhance product assortment and
availability for its customers.

“With today’s consumers being more powerful than the purveyor of goods,
out-of-stocks are unacceptable; customers will go elsewhere,” stated Roger
Rawlins, senior vice president of ecommerce, and leader of omnichannel
initiatives at DSW. “We want to offer our customers universal inventory
availability which is central to our omnichannel mantra ‘any shoe, anywhere,
anytime.’ Deploying StoreNet will be a major milestone in making this mantra a

Rawlins cited a number of reasons DSW selected VendorNet as its omnichannel
solutions partner, including best practice guidance, speed-to-market, a simple
and intuitive user interface for its store associates, and the unequivocal
endorsement from existing top-tier retail clients. “At the end of the day, we
found that StoreNet is hands-down the best solution for our store associates.
Plus, it’s the closest turnkey omnichannel solution in the marketplace
requiring little to no customization,” commented Rawlins.

“DSW is methodically establishing the technical, cultural, and operational
foundation that must be embraced to succeed in this new era of omnichannel
commerce,” said Sharon Gardner, general manager and co-founder of VendorNet.
“We are pleased to be chosen as DSW’s omnichannel technology partner. We
believe this initiative will drive incremental sales, improve inventory
productivity, reduce unnecessary markdowns and enhance the customer
experience. With DSW’s Rewards Program growing to 21 million members today,
customers value the DSW shopping experience and we are honored to be a part of

About DSW Inc.

DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a
wide selection of brand name and designer footwear and accessories for women,
men and kids. As of December 21, 2012, DSW operated 364 stores in 41 states,
the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operated an e-commerce site,
http://www.dsw.com, and a mobile website, http://m.dsw.com. DSW also supplied
footwear to 346 leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated
Business Group. For store locations and additional information about DSW,
visit http://www.dswinc.com. Follow DSW on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/DSWShoeLovers and "like" DSW on Facebook at

About VendorNet

VendorNet (www.vendornet.com) delivers web-based omni-retailing and supply
chain solutions that enable intelligent cross-channel commerce by integrating
and routing orders from all sales channels to the best-source fulfillment
location including warehouses, suppliers, and brick and mortar stores. These
solutions optimize inventory usage and visibility, decrease order delivery
time and expense, improve customer loyalty and satisfaction, and increase
sales. More than 200 retailers and over 25,000 suppliers, warehouses, and
stores are leveraging VendorNet solutions. Retail clients include Nine West,
CompUSA, Neiman Marcus, David’s Bridal, Toys“R”Us, Orvis, National Geographic,
Rue La La, Saks Fifth Avenue, Liz Claiborne, and Guitar Center. VendorNet is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of GSI Commerce. GSI Commerce is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:
EBAY) company.

About GSI Commerce

GSI Commerce® enables omnichannel commerce, multichannel retailing and digital
marketing for global enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. GSI’s
ecommerce services, which include technology, order management, payment
processing, fulfillment and customer care, are available on a modular basis or
as part of an integrated solution. GSI’s marketing services are comprised of
innovative digital marketing products and services which include database
management and segmentation, marketing distribution channels, a global digital
agency to drive strategic and creative direction and an advanced advertising
analytics and attribution management platform. GSI is headquartered in King of
Prussia, Pa. and has major service offices in New York, Los Angeles,
Barcelona, Spain, London, UK and Beijing, China. More information can be found
at gsicommerce.com. GSI is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company.


for VendorNet
Kelly Henry, 610-491-7474
Director, Corporate Communications
Twitter: @GSICommerce
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