November 7, 2013: Dallas, TX

Plantas Shoes, the top-quality Italian artisan footwear brand, has announced the launch of its UK online store, powered by Broadleaf Commerce, the open source software provider for building customized e-commerce solutions.

The new Plantas e-commerce site is supported by the partnership between Broadleaf Commerce and Sage Pay, Europe's leading omni-channel payment gateway. The new site provides a user-friendly online shopping experience, bringing the unparalleled quality of Plantas products to the global marketplace.

"For the past 40 years, Plantas has been the best kept secret in Italian footwear. We chose Broadleaf because of their enterprise open-source Java stack and strong development community," said Sarah Lynch, CEO of Plantas UK. "Launching an online store was a major step and with Broadleaf we are functionally prepared for rapid e-commerce growth."

"Plantas is the perfect example of a company breaking into the e-commerce marketplace, choosing Broadleaf in preparation for future growth. For companies overseas, Broadleaf partners with Sage Pay - offering integrated payment processing across Europe," said Brad Buhl, Director of Marketing and Channel Strategy at Broadleaf Commerce. "We are proud to be a part of the Plantas Shoes solution."

Broadleaf is excited to continue to expand its reach into the EMEA region. With their current partner integration network, the lightweight platform, built on market-leading technology, provides extensibility ideal for global e-commerce enterprises. Powering brands such as Pep Boys and The Container Store, Broadleaf Commerce provides cost-effective, robust e-commerce functionality for the Plantas brand.

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About Plantas Shoes
The Plantas Brand was founded in 1969 in Italy by Sig. Catelli. Plantas has, over the years, become synonymous with wellbeing for your feet, providing footwear that keep your feet feeling as well as looking good. Made with only the best natural materials, Plantas footwear items are crafted according to age-old Italian artisan shoemaking traditions.

About Sage Pay
Sage Pay is Europe's leading independent payment service provider (PSP) and is one of the most trusted payment brands. Every year Sage Pay processes billions of pounds worth of secure payments for its 50,000+ customers and makes the process of accepting payments online, over the phone, or in person simpler, faster, safer and more profitable for businesses. Sage Pay is a subsidiary of FTSE 100 business management software and services company The Sage Group plc.

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About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC
Broadleaf Commerce is the owner of an open-source, eCommerce framework targeted at facilitating the development of enterprise-class, commerce-driven sites by providing a robust data and services model, a rich administration platform, and specialized tooling that takes care of core commerce functionality - providing the framework for companies such as The Container Store, Pep Boys, Vology, and Ganz.

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