Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced J.McLaughlin, the classic American clothing and accessories brand for women and men, has selected the Aptos Singular Commerce™ platform in the cloud.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, J.McLaughlin was founded by two brothers, Kevin and Jay McLaughlin, in 1977. Their goal was to create a new American sportswear brand built on several basic concepts: classic clothes with current relevance, sold in a friendly retail environment that has a neighborhood feel. With over 115 retail locations, J.McLaughlin occupies some of the most picturesque main-street real estate in America. The company also operates a digital flagship at www.jmclaughlin.com.
The Aptos Singular Commerce platform integrates every part of the enterprise to enable truly seamless customer experiences no matter where, when or how customers shop. Supporting omni-channel operations, information is integrated across channels to support one complete view of customers, inventory, orders and more to ensure customers never leave the store unfulfilled.
J.McLaughlin will leverage Aptos’ fully integrated end-to-end suite of solutions to support critical operations across every area of its retail enterprise. The retailer has selected Aptos solutions for Point of Sale, Analytics, Audit and Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, Digital Commerce, Enterprise Order Management, Merchandising and Warehouse Management.
The investment in Aptos comes at an exciting time in the company’s history. In November 2015, private equity investment firm Brentwood Associates acquired a majority stake in J.McLaughlin, and in July 2016, former Ralph Lauren executive Mary Ellen Coyne was named to the CEO post. Upon joining the company, Coyne stated her plans to accelerate the company’s growth across all channels of distribution, by both increasing the current retail footprint and investing in the company’s marketing efforts online and offline.
“Aptos’ proven technologies and extensive expertise with integrated platforms will position J.McLaughlin for its next wave of omni-channel growth, enabling us to expand into new markets while continuing to support and stay relevant to our customers,” said Coyne. “Leveraging Aptos’ cloud delivery model will enable J.McLaughlin to operate in a nimble and efficient fashion while reducing complexity.”
“We’re proud to partner with J.McLaughlin to support its omni-channel growth strategy,” said Noel Goggin, Aptos CEO and culture leader. “By replacing siloed point solutions with Aptos’ end-to-end integrated platform, J.McLaughlin will be able to support best-practice operational execution and customer engagement for seamless omni-channel customer journeys.”
With over 125,000 stores live on its Singular Commerce platform available in the cloud, more than 500 retail brands across the globe rely on cloud-ready Aptos solutions.
About Aptos “Engaging Customers Differently”
In an era of virtually limitless choice, sustained competitive advantage only comes to retailers who engage customers differently – by truly understanding who they are, what they want and why they buy. At Aptos, we too, believe that engaging customers differently is critical to our success. We are committed to a deep understanding of each of our clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industry’s most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. More than 500 retail brands rely upon our Singular Commerce platform to deliver every shopper a personalized, empowered and seamless experience…no matter when, where or how they shop. Learn more: www.aptos.com
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