Indigo.ca, an online
retailer of books, gifts, and flowers, today became the first Canadian
retailer to offer wireless shopping capability to its customers.
Indigo.ca’s new wireless service, in collaboration with Bank of Montreal,
724 Solutions and Bell Mobility, will be available in early April.
“Indigo is committed to making online shopping easy, secure and enjoyable,” said Heather Reisman, president and chief executive officer, Indigo Books, Music, and More.
“With Indigo wireless, we’re doing something that no other Canadian retailer
has done — we’re bringing the Indigo experience into the palm of the
Customers can access Indigo.ca through Veev, the wireless service provided
by Bank of Montreal and developed by 724 Solutions, available on Bell
Mobility “dot-com ready” mobile phones.
724 Solutions provides Internet
infrastructures to financial institutions that enable them to offer
personalized and secure online banking, brokerage, and e-commerce services.
Veev has been available since October 1999 to all Bell Mobility
browser-enabled phone customers in Ontario and Quebec.
Last month, Veev was expanded from basic banking applications to include
wireless trading through InvestorLine, Bank of Montreal’s
Indigo.ca will appear on Veev’s service menu alongside wireless banking and
investment products, as well as lifestyle services such as news, weather,
To start, in early April Indigo.ca customers will be able to access a series
of bestseller Lists–including Indigo Bestsellers, National Post
Bestsellers, and New York Times Bestsellers–and purchase
selections from those lists through Indigo.ca’s Express Checkout.
In the near future, all of Indigo.ca’s products including books, music,
flowers and gifts, will be accessible through the wireless service.
Indigo.ca’s wireless service will provide discounts to customers with Indigo
Circle Discount cards.
Indigo Books & Music, through Indigo.ca and Indigo Books Music & More, is a
fully integrated, multi-channel retailer operating both in-store and online.