Present Time receives a makeover

Whereoware Designs and Develops Present Time’s New Website

WASHINGTON D.C., November 1, 2011 – Present Time, an international distributor of wholesale gifts and home decoration items, introduces a hip new look at presenttime.com. Whereoware delivered the design and development for the new website, enhancing it with new functionality and better usability.

The new site provides a vibrant destination for retailers to engage with the various categories Present Time is known for in the US. Vivid imagery and a clean feel allow users to immerse themselves in multiple brands. They have the ability to search for and view products in multiple ways, allowing them to interact with the Present Time products in a manner they feel most comfortable. While on the website, retailers can browse and shop by brand, by category, and shop by electronic catalogs. In addition, customers can always review what is new and which items are best sellers.

“Our website needed to reflect and reinforce what makes our brands special,” says Sjoerd Brink, CEO of Present Time America. “It needed to be new, fresh and distinctive. Whereoware understood and met that need by creating a website that truly acts as an extension of our brand.”

The website gives both sales reps and retailers a special set of tools to make working with Present Time easier. By integrating with Whereoware’s digital catalog service, Active MerchandiserTM, Present Time allows users to create their own personalized catalog presentations called “My Catalog” for customers or clients. A sales rep portal allows reps to look up customer purchase history and access resource materials and a retailer portal allows customers to access order history and create inventory worksheets from past orders.

“We are excited to wrap such a comprehensive and sophisticated set of tools in a fresh, fun and easy to use site,” said Whereoware Vice President, Joe Harris.

Explore the new site at www.presenttime.com or directly at usa.presenttime.com

About Present Time

Present Time is an international distributor of wholesale gifts and home decoration items. Present Time’s mission is to allow contemporary design to add fun and a personal touch to life.

In the early 1980’s, a small gift company called Kaleidoscoop started. Due to the success of this company it merged with Clockwork and they decided to combine their strengths under the name Present Time. In 1999 Present Time expanded by buying two other companies, Karlsson and Leitmotiv. Today these companies are still recognizable as brands of Present Time. . Present Time is based in The Netherlands, and manages North and South America from its offices in Austin Texas. Present Time has continued to grow over the past decade and is now the parent company of eight brands: pt, Bud, Silly, Wanted, Brink, Karlsson, J.I.P and Leitmotiv.

About Whereoware

Whereoware is a web strategy, design, development and marketing company with experience implementing a large scope of marketing tactics and development services including: sales force automation, pay-per-click, SEO, mobile development, and CRM portals. ¬Whereoware has been serving manufacturers in the Gift, Home and Lighting Industries for over 10 years. Founded by Gift and Home Industry veterans, Whereoware has unique insights into the complex operational and marketing challenges within the industry. It turns that expertise into smart solutions for today’s manufacturers.

Whereoware is located at 505 Huntmar Park Drive, Suite 200 in Herndon, VA 20170. For additional information about Whereoware call 703-889-1200, contact sales@whereoware.com or visit www.whereoware.com.