Ztorm announced today its digital distribution deal with Spaceworld, Norway's largest multimedia retailer with over 54 stores across the country. Customers can now pre-order, purchase and download PC games from the top Publishers in the gaming industry such as Electronic Arts, SEGA, Activision and NCsoft on-demand via www.spaceworld.no
“Spaceworld is an excellent partner who has proven to be successful for over two decades; it's very exciting to enable the first traditional games retailer in Norway to distribute digitally” says Anders Emblad, CEO of Ztorm. He continues: “2010 looks like the year digital distribution will finally move into the general consumer market in force and we believe there are many interesting synergies in combining the sales of both physical and digital products”.
Ztorm is the Nordic region's leading digital distributor and service provider. By becoming a Ztorm connected retailer via an API solution, companies can keep their current technical platforms while still having the ability to deliver competitive services for digital distribution.
“Digital downloads is a perfect addition to our current range of products. The whole process with Ztorm has been excellent, and we are very satisfied with the customer responses so far. We had no way of knowing whether this would be a success or not, as there are several other large providers of digital downloads, but so far the sales have surpassed our expectations” says Tom Asker Christensen, IT-Manager at Spaceworld.
Spaceworld is Norway's only nationwide multimedia retailer with 54 stores across the country. Spaceworld was founded in 1984 and opened it's first store in Oslo the same year.
The latest expansion in its business is the website spaceworld.no. Apart from a wide assortment of mail order products and product information, the site now also offers digital downloads of PC games, games news updates via RSS, podcasts and more.
Ztorm is a leading service provider of digital distribution for movies, games and audio books in the Nordic region. The company provides a full service platform, offering Publishers and Retailers a cost effective way to deliver digital goods to customers over the internet. Ztorm's services range from fully integrated API solutions to campaign stores developed for customer loyalty programs. The services include hosting & bandwidth, DRM (copyright protection), maintenance, support, sales reporting & statistics, payment and development of customized solutions. For more information, visit http://www.ztorm.com
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