December 12, 2019
Vancouver, BC – Venzee Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: VENZ) (the “Corporation” or “Venzee”) has announced the completion of functional integration to more than 225 global retail destinations, growing revenue-generating integrations at a faster rate than planned.
The Company remains on track to achieve its ambitious 2019 goal of connecting to all of the 250 largest retailers around the world, as identified in Deloitte’s annual retail ranking (Global Powers of Retailing 2019, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited).
According to Venzee’s CEO John Abrams, continued aggressive expansion of retail integration provides measurable benefit to Brands, Retailers, and Consumers.
“Product returns cost the Retail industry more than $500 billion every year. Most of those costly returns are a direct result of incomplete or inaccurate product information. At Venzee, we solve the return problem by connecting Brand content to Retailers and Consumers – Consumers who expect accurate and ever more expansive product information,” said Mr. Abrams.
In November, Venzee added additional Retail integration expertise and consolidated several key functions under industry veteran Chad Kaczmarek. Mr. Kaczmarek has a long history delivering enterprise-class solutions for major manufacturers and retailers. His prior work includes successful revenue growth and platform integration roles with Venzee competitors 1WorldSync (acquired by Battery Ventures) and Edgenet (acquired by Syndigo LLC).
“I’m excited we exceeded our November Retail Integration goal. With more than 225 retailer integrations completed, I am confident we are on track to meet or exceed our goal of 250 retailer integrations by the end of 2019,” said Mr. Kaczmarek.
Accurate product information is more critical than ever. According to Mr. Kaczmarek, “$38 billion e-commerce sales transacted in China on Singles Day – November 11. And, with 2019 online holiday sales in North America on pace for another record year, we are reminded of how critical accurate product data is in today’s retail environment. It’s great to be growing a digital platform that allows brands, manufacturers, and retailers to meet accelerating ing demand for accurate data.”
We believe intelligent supply chain functionality is inevitable and will significantly benefit growers, makers, brands, sellers, regulators, and consumers.
At Venzee, we’re building the foundation for a future where seamless, accurate, automated data flow simplifies process, removes friction, and creates value for all those that rely on the myriad of data and information surrounding any product, anywhere.
Venzee’s mission is to unlock shareholder value by creating intelligent technology that removes friction from the global supply chain. Our products disrupt and displace inefficient manual processes in favor of integrated, machine-driven solutions.
To learn more about Venzee, visit https://venzee.com/
On Behalf of the Board,
John Abrams, President and CEO
Venzee, Investor Relations
Kin Communications Inc.
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