Detroit is home to the fastest growing e-commerce company in the country

Detroit — Chalkfly is a Detroit startup with a mission to change the way the world buys office supplies, and we’re excited to announce that we’re the fastest growing e-commerce company ranked by Internet Retailer in 2014. Chalkfly has achieved the highest growth rate out of all of the companies ranked by Internet Retailer, on both the First and Second 500 lists, and tops the Second 500 list two years in a row.

After just two years in business, Chalkfly has provided its many consumer and business customers with exceptional customer service, 365-day returns and an opportunity to give back to their community with every purchase. Each customer can choose a teacher to receive 5% back from their order — giving students and teaches with the supplies they need to succeed in school. Chalkfly’s Giveback has empowered customers to contribute to over 3,000 teachers around the country.

“We are extremely lucky to be part of the entrepreneurial renaissance that’s happening in Detroit. Our customers and incredible team have allowed us to change the dynamics of how office and schools supplies are sold. As we grow, our give back to students and teachers grows. That’s what makes this ranking from Internet Retailer truly exciting.” said Chalkfly’s Co-founder, Andrew Landau.

Chalkfly was founded in 2012 when brothers, Andrew and Ryan Landau returned from working out-of-state at Google and IBM. They came back to their home state and set up shop in Detroit to reinvent the experience of buying office and school supplies. In 2013, Chalkfly received $750,000 in Series A funding from Detroit Venture Partners, Ludlow Ventures, Start Garden, Griffon Ventures and Bizdom. Their office is located in downtown Detroit’s M@dison building, which serves as startup incubator.

Detroit is home to the fastest growing e-commerce company in the country

Detroit — Chalkfly is a Detroit startup with a mission to change the way the world buys office supplies, and we’re excited to announce that we’re the fastest growing e-commerce company ranked by Internet Retailer in 2014. Chalkfly has achieved the highest growth rate out of all of the companies ranked by Internet Retailer, on both the First and Second 500 lists, and tops the Second 500 list two years in a row.

After just two years in business, Chalkfly has provided its many consumer and business customers with exceptional customer service, 365-day returns and an opportunity to give back to their community with every purchase. Each customer can choose a teacher to receive 5% back from their order — giving students and teaches with the supplies they need to succeed in school. Chalkfly’s Giveback has empowered customers to contribute to over 3,000 teachers around the country.

“We are extremely lucky to be part of the entrepreneurial renaissance that’s happening in Detroit. Our customers and incredible team have allowed us to change the dynamics of how office and schools supplies are sold. As we grow, our give back to students and teachers grows. That’s what makes this ranking from Internet Retailer truly exciting.” said Chalkfly’s Co-founder, Andrew Landau.

Chalkfly was founded in 2012 when brothers, Andrew and Ryan Landau returned from working out-of-state at Google and IBM. They came back to their home state and set up shop in Detroit to reinvent the experience of buying office and school supplies. In 2013, Chalkfly received $750,000 in Series A funding from Detroit Venture Partners, Ludlow Ventures, Start Garden, Griffon Ventures and Bizdom. Their office is located in downtown Detroit’s M@dison building, which serves as startup incubator.

IPS Technology Services Develops Website with Content Management and E-Commerce Portal for Golf Club Manufacturer

TROY, Mich., July 15, 2014 — IPS Technology Services recently launched a comprehensive website and Ecommerce solution for a golf club manufacturer in metro Detroit.

At the client’s request, IPS Technology Services redesigned their current website and modernized with state-of-the-art technology to make it look a lot more appealing to visitors. The client’s prior website was old-fashioned and its online purchasing experience was unattractive to visitors causing a significant amount of lost sales. Improving the sales experience through a significantly better interface and improving the look and feel of the website were the two primary objectives for IPS in this project.

In addition to a traditional Ecommerce portal, IPS built an extensive functionality where an on-line buyer can customize products such as wedges, putters, and irons with individualized logos and letterings to personalize each item. The application also features an order tracking system using which a client can check the status of an order.

Last but not the least, all orders are integrated with Quick Books through an API interface so that the clients don’t have to reenter order information in their QB Accounting system. This will save a substantial amount of time and streamline the order management, invoicing, and collection processes. Next month, IPS Technology Services is geared up to launch a distributor portal through which bulk orders can placed online—boosting sales even further.

IPS Technology Services offers website development and implementation as one of many systems development services for its clients. Please feel free to contact us at info@ipstechnologyservices.com or call 248-526-9000.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-526-9000, send an email to info@ipstechnologyservices.com or click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

IPS Technology Services Wins a Website and Ecommerce Development Project from a Manufacturing Company in SE Michigan

Troy– Jan 30, 2014 – IPS Technology Services was recently awarded a Website and Ecommerce development contract by a golf club manufacturer headquartered in southeast Michigan.

Under this contract, IPS will completely overhaul the current website and add an Ecommerce feature to it. According to the golf club manufacturing company, the look and feel of the current website is not professional and its ecommerce component is clunky. “If a client comes to the website, it is hard to find any meaningful information and the online purchase experience is not user-friendly. This is causing us to lose business or leave money on the table,” says the owner of the company who has recently relocated to Michigan from the South.

IPS Technology Services will completely redo the website by restructuring it appropriately and giving it a fresh look. IPS will also add multiple new Ecommerce features and streamline the purchasing process so that a visitor can find and buy items quickly. IPS will also add three critically important items: the option for the user to customize a club prior to purchase, the ability to generate reports showing purchase status of visitors, and full integration of the website sales information with Quick Books.

All these features will help the client to increase revenue, improve client relationships and streamline operations. By investing in this project, the client will experience a both a cost savings on their website and a revenue increase from an improved customer transactional experience.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.