LINE to Establish ‘transcosmos online communications inc.’ Joint Venture with transcosmos

LINE to Establish ‘transcosmos online communications inc.’ Joint Venture with transcosmos

Promoting LINE-based Contact Centers and Creating New Ways for Companies and Customers to Communicate   Tokyo, Japan – March 22, 2016 – LINE Corporation today announced that it has reached a basic agreement on March 17 for the establishment of transcosmos online communications inc., a new joint venture, with transcosmos inc. transcosmos has been offering one-stop provision of LINE-related services, from Official Account creation and operation to LINE-based customer center creation, one-to-one marketing promotions, and CRM strategy drafting and execution. They have extensive experience utilizing LINE for business purposes, being one of the first companies to develop solutions utilizing LINE Business Connect—an operations tool enabling better business-to-client communication—and have been certified as a partner corporation for the “LINE Business Connect Partner Program,” whereby partners receive lowered development costs and fast-tracked service implementation. LINE has more than 68 million registered users in Japan and has created various opportunities for companies to better engage with these users via services such as LINE Official Accounts, sponsored stickers and LINE Free Coins. LINE launched LINE Business Connect in February 2014. It is a service that provides a business-oriented API that includes many of the features of LINE official accounts and that offers a high degree of customizability for companies, enabling two-way communication with regular LINE users and linking with companies’ existing system data. As a result, companies are expanding their use of LINE in ways that match their needs and the unique attributes of their business. Now, with the establishment of transcosmos online communications inc., company-to-customer communication on LINE will be even faster. Consulting and planning services for corporations and the development of...
transcosmos Completes a Capital and Business Partnership with E-Commerce One-Stop Service Corporation Emporio Compras which Supports Stores Opening on Latin America’s No.1 E-Commerce Marketplace

transcosmos Completes a Capital and Business Partnership with E-Commerce One-Stop Service Corporation Emporio Compras which Supports Stores Opening on Latin America’s No.1 E-Commerce Marketplace

transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) has signed an agreement for a capital and business partnership with E-Commerce one-stop service corporation Emporio Compras Inc. (Headquarters: Argentina; Representatives: Co-founder & Directors: Andres Lawson, Jorge Lopez, and Gabriel Topola; hereafter, Emporio Compras). Emporio Compras, established in Argentina in May 2013, provides e-commerce fulfillment services for brands selling across E-Commerce marketplace MercadoLibre, the online sales channel with the largest sales and distribution volume in Latin America, amongst other E-Commerce shopping malls and E-Commerce websites. Emporio’s turnkey solution includes the development and design of branded E-Commerce websites, fulfillment, customer service, business intelligence, online marketing, and payment via a one-stop service. Emporio Compras includes MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) –the leading e-commerce marketplace in the region- and Grupo Logístico Andreani –the biggest logistics courier in Argentina- as strategic shareholders and business partners. The firm operates in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and is planning to launch operations in Peru, Brasil and Mexico in the near future. Through this business partnership, transcosmos will unite its operations know-how in “global E-Commerce one-stop service” which it gathered over its trajectory with Emporio Compras’ service functions to deliver its corporate clients’ a high-quality value proposition in Latin America via MercadoLibre. In addition, transcosmos and Emporio Compras will cooperate in a wide range of undertakings including support for corporate clients expanding into the Latin American region and the Latin American companies expanding into Asia in E-Commerce business.Through this partnership, transcosmos has expanded its sales routes to include 40 countries in the world, adding Latin America in addition to Asia, North America, and...