Wayne, NJ – September 29, 2017 –Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mirakl, the leading global marketplace solutions provider, to support the creation of a new online marketplace for the Toys“R”Us® and Babies“R”Us® businesses in the United States and Canada. The platform, set to launch in 2018, will enable Toys“R”Us to increase its product selection and decrease time to market for new merchandise, as part of the company’s commitment to serve its customers whenever, wherever and however they want to shop.
“As the leading toy and baby retailer, customers expect us to have the latest and greatest assortment of products available. The marketplace model provides the opportunity to accomplish just that,” said Lance Wills, TRU Global Chief Technology Officer. “We look forward to working with Mirakl, and its experienced team, to bring this user-friendly shopping option to our customers.”
Beyond enhancing its breadth and depth of selection, the online marketplace will allow Toys“R”Us to leverage data from third-party products and sellers to identify potential, new retail partners and influence the company’s in-store offerings.
“When we met with the Toys“R”Us team, it was evident they have a clear vision for the future of their business,” said Adrien Nussenbaum, U.S. CEO and co-founder, Mirakl. “We are confident in our ability to support their growth objectives with our Mirakl Marketplace Platform, and we are honored to become one of their trusted partners. We’re thrilled to help Toys“R”Us successfully launch and operate its marketplace and bring joy to millions of more consumers.”
About Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 885 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 810 international stores and over 255 licensed stores in 38 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has nearly 65,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Over the past three decades, the Company has given more than $100 million in product donations to children’s charities. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has also donated more than $130 million in grants. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter.
Mirakl gives retailers and brands a fast path to increase customer value by launching an online marketplace. The increased value exceeds customer expectations by providing more products, at better prices, with superior service. The Mirakl Marketplace Platform automates the hard things: Seller onboarding, product data management, service quality control, and order distribution; on an API-based solution that’s modular and easy to integrate. Over 100 customers operating marketplaces in 40 countries trust Mirakl’s proven expertise and technology including Hewlett Packard Electronics, Toys”R”Us, 1-800-Flowers, Urban Outfitters, Best Buy Canada, Carrefour, Darty, Galeries Lafayette and Halfords. Founded in 2012, Mirakl helps companies provide a better customer experience as part of their omni-channel strategy. For more information: www.mirakl.com
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