ARI Network Services, Inc.: Partners with Shopatron to deliver unified eCommerce solution


Solution Leverages Established Dealer Networks With Ship-
From-Store and In-Store Pickup Options



MILWAUKEE, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ARI Network Services, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ARIS) has partnered with Shopatron to provide manufacturers an
eCommerce solution that makes it easy for online shoppers to identify
parts, check inventory in real-time and select from multiple
fulfillment options including ship from store and in-store pickup.



“This partnership allows manufacturers to not only increase the
visibility of their products online enabling customers to identify,
price and order parts and accessories, but also allows customers to
receive their orders with unprecedented speed by leveraging the
inventory of local dealers,” said ARI VP of Product Management, Brad
Smith. “Our combined capabilities help manufacturers explore new,
online profit centers and strengthen relationships with their dealers.”



The combined solution offers manufacturers:




— ARI’s illustrated parts lookup application which easily integrates with a
manufacturer’s existing website and ordering system to provide consumers
an easy-to-use, visually-driven shopping experience to identify, price
and order parts online.

— Shopatron’s cloud-based distributed order management system which helps
manufacturers seamlessly leverage available inventory across their
extended supply chain including dealers, distribution centers and
warehouses when fulfilling orders online.



This powerful eCommerce solution is already driving sales for Honda
Engines, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Offering the
option to find and buy genuine Honda parts online gives our customers
more flexibility, while still connecting them with the support of their
local Honda dealers. It’s one more way to provide our customers with
best-in-class service and support,” said Michael Rickey, Senior
Manager, Honda Engines.



“The combination of ARI’s plug-and-play, consumer-oriented illustrated
parts lookup application with our industry-leading order management
system will help manufacturers compete and win in the rapidly changing
retail landscape,” said Michael Quinn, Vice President of Alliances,
Shopatron. “Top OEM brands such as Honda Engine are leading the charge
in transforming how consumers buy products online. Our partnership with
ARI provides manufacturers the flexibility and technological innovation
that are needed to streamline the ordering process in a way never
before possible.”



About Shopatron


Shopatron is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based distributed
order management. Powered by the patented Shopatron Order Exchange,
Shopatron Manufacturer allows branded manufacturers like Ducati, Arctic
Cat, and Suzuki to seamlessly leverage the available inventory in every
retail storefront and distribution center when fulfilling online
orders. Shopatron makes it easy and affordable to deploy advanced
capabilities like in-store pickup and ship-from-store, or a full
turnkey eCommerce solution without major up-front costs. Shopatron
enables over 1,000 manufacturers to unite their eCommerce programs with
their physical retail channels, increasing sales, speeding inventory
turns and delivering a superior purchase experience to online shoppers.
For more information on Shopatron, visit www.shopatron.com.



About ARI


ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (Nasdaq:ARIS) offers an award-winning
suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help
dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical
markets Sell More Stuff!(TM) – online and in-store. Our innovative
products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched
original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more
than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469,000 models and
$1.7 billion in retail product value. Business is complicated, but we
believe our customers’ technology tools don’t have to be. We remove the
complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory,
parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) for customers in the automotive
tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment,
marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance
industries. More than 22,000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and
1,500 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms
to Sell More Stuff!(TM) For more information on ARI, visit
investor.arinet.com.



Additional Information


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— Become a fan of ARI on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ARInetwork

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— LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com

— Read more about ARI: investor.arinet.com/about-us


CONTACT: For media inquiries, contact:

Colleen Malloy

Director of Marketing, ARI

+1.414.973.4323

[email protected]



Investor inquiries, contact:

Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors

+1.214.872.2710

[email protected]




For Shopatron media inquiries, contact:

Alex Lorton

Corporate Marketing Manager, Shopatron

+1.805.269.5880

[email protected]

Catherine Seeds

Ketner Group PR & Marketing

+1.512.794.8876

[email protected]