MIAMI and LONDON, April 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SkyShop Logistics, Inc. (OTCBB:SKPN) has announced the signing of a contract with Pepper Consultants to become the implementation and relationship management arm of SkyShop in EMEA providing support and development of all clients including American Express GNS. GlobalShop, a unique brand created for American Express, will be offered exclusively to cardmembers around the globe to facilitate online shopping.
Pepper Consultants have an impressive list of clients and projects across EMEA and are highly experienced in working in the financial services sector. They have been working with SkyShop since 2009 on the successful launches of pilot programs for American Express in Israel and Turkey. The new agreement signals a closer working relationship between the two companies and will provide significant support for American Express GNS partner banks and other banks in the region.
"Pepper has been an integral part of our European expansion and the development of the American Express GNS relationship," said A.J. Hernandez, Chief Operating Officer of SkyShop. "Their strong ties in the banking sector and their in-depth knowledge of our business allow us to have a real presence throughout the EMEA region."
Alexandra Bennigsen, Director of Pepper Consultants added, "We have developed a very strong relationship with SkyShop Logistics in the last 2 years and see this as a natural extension of our business. The online services and ground logistics that SkyShop provide have real added benefits for bank customers throughout the region; especially in today's world where as customers we all want to have better deals and services from our bank – this is a perfect fit. From the banks' perspective it means they can provide some real added value without cost or resources. Pepper Consultants provide the implementation resources and the ongoing relationship management to ensure a successful and highly active programme personalised to the Bank's customer portfolio."
In addition to the US address, clients will also have a London address allowing them the ability to shop from US merchants and from European merchants as well. The London address will be launched on May 1, 2011.
More about Pepper:
- Based in London, Pepper was created in 1998 and evolved to Pepper Consultants in 2009
- Specialists in financial services, loyalty, partnerships and new product development
- Over 35 consultants on roster who are all highly experienced specialists in their field
- Operate internationally and have extensive experience in UK, Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and US
- First Data International Professional Services partner for Rewards and Loyalty
About SkyShop Logistics – USA Shopping Facilitator
SkyShop Logistics, is a shopping facilitator for international online buyers that enhances the shopping experience from the time of purchase through cross-border delivery. SkyShop is designed to be the only web address international shoppers need to be able to realize all of their online purchases from the United States. GlobalShop's offering includes product pricing comparison, secure online purchasing and overseas shipping, a landed cost calculator and merchandise return capability. Additionally, GlobalShop addresses many of the challenges of online cross-border shopping -- lack of familiarity with U.S. clothing sizes, expensive express-courier delivery services, U.S. merchants that do not accept foreign credit cards, lack of an integrated package return system, unexpected and high fees associated with customs duties and taxes, and poor parcel post service provided by the national postal service in their local country. For more information, visit www.skyshoplogistics.com
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