Zobrist Consulting Launches Bishop Co. on Mobiecom, a Lightning Fast, Mobile-First UI Storefront

By April 4, 2018Uncategorized

Mobiecom is an IBM “Validated for Commerce” responsive single page application designed to capture mobile shoppers

Woodland Hills, CA, March 29, 2018 — Zobrist Consulting, an IBM Premier Business Partner and leading eCommerce system integrator, announces the launch of its first IBM WebSphere Commerce client, Bishop Co., on their new Mobiecom UI storefront.

Bishop Co., a wholesale distributor supplying arborists, landscapers and retail garden stores, noticed a continued upward trend in its mobile visitors. Despite the upswing in mobile visitors, Bishop Co. was losing out on capturing those mobile users because their OOTB (out-of-the-box) UI was neither responsive nor mobile optimized. With the desire to capture the growing number of mobile users and increase page load time speed across all devices, Bishop Co. President Keith McCormick reached out to Zobrist Consulting to devise a solution.

In order to address the needs of Bishop Co. and the over 1,000 IBM WebSphere ecommerce stores, Zobrist Consulting developed Mobiecom, a mobile-first digital storefront designed for IBM Digital Commerce. Mobiecom is a Single Page Application built with React.js that utilizes IBM WebSphere Commerce microservices to render pages at optimum speeds on all devices.

In the three weeks following the launch, Bishop Co. has seen an 11 percent increase in mobile user orders.

“I am very pleased with the smooth launch of Mobiecom and excited to see an immediate increase in the engagement of mobile users on our site. We are well positioned for a strong 2018,” says McCormick, President of Bishop Co.

Mobiecom’s design fits into alignment with the release of IBM WebSphere Commerce Version 9 and IBM’s plan to move towards a headless commerce engine, where users can integrate with custom UI storefronts and apps while taking advantage of the powerful marketing and commerce backend. Unlike customizing the IBM WebSphere Commerce out of the box storefront, Mobiecom can be customized and launched at a fraction of the price and within a few months. With the release of Version 9 and the discontinuation of support for Version 7, Zobrist is offering a bundle that includes migration to Version 9 with Mobiecom, providing business users with greater ROI than migration alone can offer.

“We saw the opportunity to develop an advanced storefront for IBM Commerce and we seized it. Mobiecom is lightweight and fast, while still offering all the functionalities of the IBM Aurora starter store,” says Teresa Zobrist, CEO of Zobrist Consulting. “To future-proof a brand, retailers should look to decouple their storefront from the back-end, allowing the user experience to be fast, nimble, and quick-to-market.”

Mobiecom is an IBM Validated Solution running on IBM Bluemix or AWS and can support any version of IBM WebSphere Commerce and Digital Commerce.

To learn more about Mobiecom and what it can do for your brand, contact Travis Garcia at (818) 702-0020 or email sales@zobristinc.com or visit https://mobiecom.tech

About Zobrist Consulting Group, Inc.
Zobrist is a Premier IBM Business Partner delivering outstanding B2C and B2B ecommerce sites on the IBM Digital Commerce Platform. Zobrist has won many awards from IBM, including the IBM WebSphere Commerce Leadership Award for “Best B2C Deployment” for the launch of thenorthface.com, and the IBM “Foundational Leadership Award” for the launch of Lee.com and Wrangler.com.
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