WirelessDevNet.com Press Release
iQmetrix Acquires Website Developer Zebop Wireless to Deliver Amazing Omnichannel Experiences
iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for independent North American wireless retailers, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Zebop Wireless Information Inc. Zebop is a Vancouver-based company commonly known as Web Werkz, which specializes in building websites for independent wireless retailers.
To date, Web Werkz's primary offerings include WirelessDealer.ca (custom websites with an online ordering portal) and CompareCellular.com (consumer phone and rate plan comparisons).
- WirelessDealer.ca has built websites many of the top wireless retailers across Canada, including Best Buy Canada, Future Shop, WirelessWave, TBooth, and more.
- CompareCellular.com is one of the most visited sites of its kind in the wireless industry. It provides up to date information on the latest phones, reviews, rate plans and wireless industry news.
"We are extremely excited about this acquisition, which will leverage Web Werkz's demonstrated expertise in e-commerce," says iQmetrix President and CEO Christopher Krywulak. "iQmetrix solutions focus on creating great in-store experiences for the retailer, retail staff and the end consumer, and now with Web Werkz, we can extend those experiences to the online channel."
Web Werkz's e-commerce offerings will complement iQmetrix's existing in-store and mobile retail solutions to deliver true omnichannel experiences, Krywulak says. "This means no matter where consumers interact with the retailer – online, in-store or via mobile – they will have a seamless and consistent buying experience, and a consistent brand experience."
This acquisition will introduce new benefits to the retailer as well, as iQmetrix will enable retailers to manage content, pricing and inventory information for all channels using a single, centralized product library. Ultimately, iQmetrix will make it easier for retailers to deliver and manage omnichannel experiences.
"We are excited at the possibilities iQmetrix has opened up for our company," says Zebop/Web Werkz President Al Kilburn. "By joining iQmetrix, we are not only able to expand our market reach beyond Canada and into the U.S., we also become a part of an exciting company that shares our values and priorities."
At iQmetrix, we are passionate about retail. Our purpose is to create great experiences for retailers, their employees and the end consumer. Our products bridge the gap between physical and virtual retail channels, offering the latest in retail management and customer experience technology. XQ Interactive Retail brings elements of online and mobile shopping experiences into the physical store to engage and educate shoppers during the purchase process. RQ Retail Management is a complete system for managing all aspects of a store chain operation, including POS, ERP, inventory and HR. When integrated specifically for wireless retailers, XQ and RQ allow users to effectively manage back-of-house operations and the in-store customer experience. Founded in 1999, iQmetrix is a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company with offices in Canada and the United States. http://www.iqmetrix.com/
About Zebop/Web Werkz
Web Werkz develops dynamic websites for independent wireless dealers across Canada. Our websites automatically update phones, rate plans and features as they are introduced or changed by the carrier. No more out of date information; worry-free updates.
In addition to the managed content we provide that is available on the public site we also provide an online ordering system that allows corporate accounts to order phones and services through a secure site. Our system is used on a daily basis by some of the largest companies and government agencies in the country, processing tens of thousands of orders per year.
We currently have over 90 Bell, Telus and Rogers dealers using our service. An overview of our product can be seen at http://www.wirelessdealer.ca/