Press for Demandware

Demandware, Inc., the global leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced record performance in 2009, fueled by new customer wins, multi-site implementations of its ecommerce platform, global expansion and new product capabilities. Its success in 2009 was capped by recent research by a leading independent analyst firm indicating that 55% of online retailers prefer an on-demand ecommerce solution over in-house, licensed applications, a trend that Demandware knows positions it for accelerated growth in 2010.

Demandware, Inc., the global leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced the appointment of Tom Ebling to Chief Executive Officer. Ebling brings more than 20 years of senior leadership in business management and software development to Demandware. With a solid reputation for driving rapid growth in emerging companies, Ebling will lead Demandware into its next phase, widespread market adoption of its on-demand ecommerce platform.

Demandware, Inc., the global leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced that Hanover Direct Inc., provider of quality, branded home furnishings, contemporary apparel and gifts, has selected the Demandware® eCommerce Platform as the foundation for its direct-to-consumer online strategy. With Demandware, Hanover Direct has a central ecommerce platform for launching and managing multiple ecommerce sites, including a flexible and extensible development environment for creating customized user experiences unique to each brand.

Demandware, Inc., the global leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced that its clients achieved 34 percent year-over-year growth in online sales during the 2009 holiday season. This data is in sharp contrast, not only to the 3.5 percent industry average increase for online retail spending, as reported by the research group comScore, but also to that of other platform providers such as ATG, which reported a 19 percent increase for its clients for the 2009 holiday season.