6th Street Helps First Book Provide More Books to Title I Schools

6th Street Commerce helps nonprofit improve site usability while reducing costs and streamlining online operations with Saleswarp

BALTIMORE, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 6th Street Commerce (www.6thStreetCommerce.com), an expert at simplifying E-commerce for retailers, announced the re-launch of the First Book Marketplace (www.fbmarketplace.org) for their client First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families.

"Our main goals with the re-launch were to improve the experience for the schools and programs in our network, streamline our grant registration and selection process, and reduce our manual load relating to our online operations," states David Silversmith, First Book's Vice President of Information Technology. "By engaging 6th Street Commerce, we were able to create a modern website while automating many processes and making it easier for the teachers and program leaders we work with to shop and purchase the books they need. We are extremely pleased with 6th Street Commerce's level of service, technology expertise and overall understanding of E-commerce operations."

Key objectives for First Book Marketplace were to upgrade to a modern shopping cart solution while improving navigation and search functionality, improving the way users redeemed grants during checkout, and reducing overhead relating to managing orders, inventory and grants. The end result is a solution that helps them serve more schools in need while stretching the impact of their partners' donations.

"First Book is such a great service to schools and kids everywhere, we were really excited to put our hearts and minds into this project," says David Potts, CEO of 6th Street Commerce. "By combining our SalesWarp™ product with a customized Magento™ Enterprise solution, we were able to help First Book meet both its user and operational goals to help more kids."

By improving the website, operations and grant process, First Book can continue to serve more kids in need every year and grow their important donor partnerships. "As we continually expand the size of the Marketplace catalog, Saleswarp gives us the opportunity to grow faster and partner with more donors so we can provide more reading opportunities to more students at Title I schools," says Silversmith.


About 6th Street Inc. (www.6thStreetCommerce.com)

6th Street Commerce helps online retailer simplify E-commerce. Through its proprietary software platform, SalesWarp, retailers can build and manage their online stores while integrating with all of their critical back-end business systems (ERP, inventory, CRM, financial, order processing and shipping) needed to successfully run an E-commerce business. Through this advanced automation, retailers are able to get their products to market faster, increase sales, generate greater revenue while reduce operating costs in all areas of their online operations. For more information, visit their website or follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About First Book (www.firstbook.org)

First Book has distributed more than 85 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.  By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit them online or follow their latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: David Anderson 6th Street Commerce, 410-276-4600 ext 1109, david.anderson@6thstreetcommerce.com

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