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The Container Store®, a National Retailer, Selects Broadleaf Commerce as Its eCommerce Solution

Broadleaf Commerce, LLC, a privately held company that provides an enterprise open source eCommerce solution, has announced that The Container Store, the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, has selected Broadleaf Commerce as its eCommerce solution. The Container Store selected Broadleaf Commerce for its low cost, extensibility, and leading edge framework and technologies. By using this solution, The Container Store will be better able to manage their online catalog and shopping cart, provide customers with a more user-friendly online shopping experience, and reduce their costs. Credera, a business and technology consulting firm based in Dallas, has been selected to implement and customize the solution for The Container Store.

“This initiative supports our mission to provide each customer a rewarding online shopping experience and perpetuate our reputation for astonishing customer service. This is a platform progression that will not only better enable us to further our multi-channel customer service aspirations, but do so with a compelling rate of return,” said Tom Birmingham, CIO with The Container Store.

Broadleaf Commerce uses a robust, extensible architecture that enables customization and rapid development. It is built on the Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. By leveraging the Broadleaf Commerce solution, companies will benefit from key distinctions such as its low cost of ownership and best of breed open source frameworks. Broadleaf Commerce continues to focus on developing and enhancing its eCommerce platform in order to provide online retailers a cost-effective alternative to traditional software platforms.

“We are extremely excited to partner with The Container Store. Their development team’s contributions to Broadleaf Commerce are invaluable,” said Brian Polster, CTO with Broadleaf Commerce. “We look forward to working with other like-minded retailers to bring an enterprise open source eCommerce platform that facilitates collaboration amongst the online retail community.”

About The Container Store®

Dallas-based, The Container Store, founded in 1978, is the nation’s originator and leading retailer of storage and organization products. The retailer offers more than 10,000 solutions designed to save space and time in each of its 47 nationwide locations and online at www.containerstore.com. The Container Store has been named to the top of FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past ten years. Sales for fiscal year 2009 will exceed half a billion. The Container Store is privately held.

About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC

Broadleaf Commerce, LLC is a privately held company committed to developing and supporting an open source alternative for enterprise eCommerce. It is the first company to develop an open source, enterprise-ready eCommerce solution using the widely adopted Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. Companies using Broadleaf Commerce are able to improve efficiency, capitalize on competitive advantages, and increase revenue. The open source business model yields a product that is superior to others for a fraction of the cost and is designed for customization. For additional information, visit www.broadleafcommerce.org.

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