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PFSWEB (PFSW)

Participants
Sean Mansouri Investor Relations Advisor with Gateway Investor Relations
Mike Willoughby Chief Executive Officer
Tom Madden Chief Financial Officer
Zach Thomann General Manager, PFS
Jim Butler General Manager, LiveArea
George Sutton Craig-Hallum
Kara Anderson B. Riley
Mark Argento Lake Street Capital
Ryan MacDonald Needham
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Operator

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for participating in today's conference call to discuss PFSweb's Financial Results for Second Quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Joining us today are PFSweb CEO, Mike Willoughby; the company's CFO, Tom Madden; the General Manager of PFS, Zach Thomann; the General Manager of LiveArea, Jim Butler and the Company's outside Investor Relations Advisor, Sean Mansouri with Gateway Investor Relations.

Following their remarks, we'll open the call for your questions. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Mansouri for some introductory comments.

Sean Mansouri

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Mike Willoughby

and time. Thank you joining is I you, for early at hope us Good everyone healthy. Sean. this safe Thank morning, everyone.

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Tom Madden

you morning and everyone. Thank Mike good

last quarter Following financial quarter otherwise financial of comparisons of brief. all the XXXX. structure Unless comments to second are I'll keep our quarter's noted call, the second

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Zach Thomann

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Jim Butler

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to some related in our initial softness discussed uncertainties. sales conference COVID-XX delays and did May due we experience As in call, project bookings

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high and about expectations. Mike? is our to remain all-time remarks. environment well-positioned of optimistic and for As operationally we're navigate and an back QX. June strategically Mike demand we I'll to it heightened out mentioned both our as July, over deliver XXXX and his turn We new now of our coming on at pipeline momentum enter this Mike closing

Mike Willoughby

you, call improve this Thank that internal wrap-up serve to And two Jim. have I we wanted and before we to on to partners briefly how support initiatives teams. retail organization-wide our quarter this taken our touch we

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Operator

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George Sutton

of pipeline Guys, the learn very business. Thank of to it's encouraging of on sides you. resurgence opportunities both the the

of you Can health to comments, than early from time about an are set in and of So you interest we nice of hear. normally out beauty. talk a you expanded about all do course broader breadth customers? you that Mike, talk laid breadth, verticals seeing your the

Mike Willoughby

are across we certainly organization. the George Well,

of and list on ready-to-wear this difference same activewear. with time sort on particular fashion LiveArea, we would fashion markets luxury a to think we general total broader vertical there's beauty out say as health set verticals COVID-XX not have PFS, the the faired we and I and period a categories and side that So of well within see of We jewelry fast between fashion, split just types we of LiveArea apparel I from product strength because this in or different sales include within probably we have traditionally the activewear have overall the in continue PFS nearly when the as we collectibles. during than side. where and

As you activewear those imagine, really out leisure activities might this just enough have period. are And and people who or hunting also during the as working have wear to activewear accelerate using some at done continued even around of purchases. home interestingly, things like that well

So experience kind wanted a And as make addressing. product categories to that that bit. that expect some categories to recently we're even non-hardgoods services-oriented we and that that put vertical talking George the little that maybe wanted expand more we LiveArea around markets of some categories would we into with be product had hire But last continue week, of additional frankly, is just some at the would specifically also moves we'll oriented that out to we sure about you new as LiveArea met likely we most expand. looking

George Sutton

to in win pipeline a it that pretty at It's while you're fair ability right all-time Now does the of is Is are full that clear the that, your that at pipeline. your pretty it? combination as year, confident look a reasonable for amount the increase the to way suggest look highs, of in the DC you It's at plus of we hirings doing footprint. the a remainder now footprint.

Mike Willoughby

overall the to and reasonable Yes, LiveArea kind to our And exit started pipeline high to that during in this sides. that pipeline even I the convert half that is QX, as after into so this down. on year, on backlog build we were traction now our we they that that regained initial all-time of strong we the have partially mission XXXX. a characterize, most where of resurgence starting we would the that's going period both revenue – value as side have I as pipeline to started deals that leading recognized occurred and and can to is we quickly pipeline dramatic where slowed XX-day QX was can things as and up the realize that softness month to people into back very catch recognize the closed of think that to

of to rates team. effort kind as normal Steve sales through And pipeline. far It early as a just to results far and the flow back scale bookings started we'll has occurred are end bit XXXX. that see or entire the encouraging his failures really to QX the see more or We up anticipation conversion decisions that for where closing deals key in the that's And that to to they've wake towards about a that, of as the So little been but of rebound. realizing PFS it's within as similar pipeline clients QX, Coy they we're disappointments need are issues, of took where make and QX starting had little hear longer that.

is this seeing on. announcing you than we'll I there. as expect have more to impact to And also in up going get show those higher information George later better the close But as those so on point at XXXX have around might resurgence expect, we we're impact bookings for a from and an QX do XXXX. rate a to results

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George Sutton

are with on would about, investors the One I probably IPO. allocations IPO this occurred could that this But commerce this with how week. really in can call, you The commerce other disappointed talk thing, and be market? big their in big targeted Many Jim. to work if you

Jim Butler

definitely them, in partnering them a your commerce an commerce us of do been essentially to momentum is -- offering, standpoint, So quite lot platform next bake-offs We've means behind really see is the head commerce have with anything, the sometime more -- a implementations. And is take really to with could the lot differentiate that you for that. could unique Sure. be in the U.S. strong experience level client the be that them We have the allows still consumer They and EMEA. seeing appear what now. a in And there headless experience that what can or engine or right? sees from the and to here platform

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tells they especially I they expect excited like happy I'm But you working continue into would And how with very them. partnership, arena. much will the and move blossom, it for this IPO us. to So as

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George Sutton

Jim. guys. Thanks, Thanks

Jim Butler

George. you, Thank

Operator

line Kara question next Anderson the comes Riley. from from Please your proceed. of And B.

Kara Anderson

Good guys. morning, Hi.

Jim Butler

morning, Good Kara.

Kara Anderson

So that April. to can peak levels, year-over-year post-Mother's of April we quarter, I June looks a growth kind really trends specific the But say, the the what heard fulfilment Day? color or it little saw you you get around like hoping bit more within in

Mike Willoughby

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started And June to might we And although decline. see May. little into then we of headed little normative And consider the through and a so we store a end with into bit a at of what that more openings, June, even July. pattern additional a of into continued as bit

any So add? do other want you to color Zach, you have

Zach Thomann

the what's this future, Yeah. in commerce QX in we've the to we on into as mentioned demand the some And And forward in we that, it as obviously into Mike a adoption call. in out by go increased brick-and-mortar channel, I our QX and re-openings and even with Only really environment. is because even is see but the the and closures, that up. look think to we expect ease that's as script of the lot current called guidance benefited fuelling there's given we obviously was,

we onset it but at look QX the our was midterm. that. more just forward, are obviously a now behavior, us, the But a that lot the record of in So, lot is early primarily a closures for shift volumes at consumer we we driving see look in as it least of belief

Kara Anderson

point, talking pretty you're And a that here. bookings. And if you've on mean kind seems those QX. your trends year I conservatism kind guess, if might me already I business comments, concentrated? like where about pipeline the of it And say look to at good I of But highlighted for guidance. in of balance that's the true, against like strong you that's some be there would

Mike Willoughby

year at look and remainder what There's So the happen. as for like. interesting, of you could range holiday especially what wide to were make the -- Kara, plans it's might trying to because, a we to expected we the looking imagine, as

But think a everybody's pulling we could are on And with you closed have middle just other on where the then of sort at probability we're money their out a if a see holiday we bell a could ground. stores you very see wallets about people again. right end don't Because or spending end, of either of expectations. depressed it sort curve, completely blows we're that holiday middle so maybe concentrated tail consumer out looking just disappointing if the and away a is the in high at and

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And so and in moment big during we're time preparations for taking this QX make holiday. to investments certain that

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Kara Anderson

queue. very all will the That’s helpful. in join Okay. I back

Operator

the Our Mark comes proceed. from next Street line Argento Lake question Capital. of Please from

Mark Argento

Good morning, everyone.

Zach. you some supply any product we've quick one One of warehouse up? stressed. Are at your into talking of companies Just seeing things getting as any when other somewhat with been to issues guys Probably it for ones. chains the ramp sounds customers thing like a are holidays couple the

Zach Thomann

Thanks, the Mark for question.

some Q&A time. segment. apparel phenomenon saw bit QX. that we largely in the And think saw talked we that I early a impact about we at the think But little in of it I

and impacted COVID-XX a China As really lot of Asian first. suppliers

kind the side. the year constrained of the supply side of So we chain on front

ease seen As we up considerably. progress through QX, we've that

haven't up pipeline we and chains the of around seen product that the supply for and Because ahead as really that. So constraint shared diversified much teams manufacturing products.

our but bit little impact and a seen in nothing an impact terms forward. of from some partners have material thinking of that vendors go of would We a on procuring assets our

Mark Argento

And then helpful. one think I That's just is for Jim.

through better you In terms lack kind of near-term direct that, is e-commerce relatively beef to of What What are platforms. that benign? are dollars of are for benefit the types for more flowing their there infrastructure of traffic projects up you help or seeing word is a portals you guys seeing? more any or

Jim Butler

that technologies. COVID that we order that this management systems us the that's that. the things one strategy as would question. I XXXX, online for expand Yes. to but year, the obviously would our was we last stores to area say to thanks say And thing our comfort that be areas we're year, expected. bet big orchestration And I an obviously for like had the no buy OMS was allows going into idea seeing -- hit the of of developed the

those So technologies. allowed to it really benefit our clients from

seeing would I the more a So, we're momentum in. area say bit that's that

helping balance seeing business, into year in investments should as of lot get where they in underinvested opening As they well we're in our considering through mentioned momentum the clients seeing what and I as my of as understand be strategy really of and lot a so a definitely we're they XXXX. the

Mark Argento

for last one here in to cash one. of does the as leave you're are back year thinking business. a take Where of just the you things CapEx through Tom And from surge sitting kind guys of the that perspective guidance out? advantage investment free helpful. penciling flow that's as the some Great, you

Mike Willoughby

Great.

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Mark Argento

Thanks it. That's Great. everybody.

Mike Willoughby

Thank you.

Tom Madden

Mark. Thanks

Operator

MacDonald from the Instructions] Please Ryan next [Operator question Our comes proceed. line from of Needham.

Ryan MacDonald

don't of into to fourth talk on into quarter we we customers the you're here. as maybe of Congrats being want about to now able this quarter. what I year. making everyone. that periods with fourth morning Can of shifted address volumes? look preparations heightened far some fulfillment with jump ourselves elongated guess you be your too Good I excellent Amazon But out quarter an Day to Prime ahead see

Mike Willoughby

about made more thinking and Zach sort their distribution footprint if Sure. to point. we the just of mind Amazon's a to of we're I center announcement prep during the we and do say about on over a products I general a talk the and how then of that sort earlier. crisis And marketplaces provide that some an and COVID to elongated indication that. color sites Zach of come that Jim expecting I'll that general. clients news new for on bit I shift helping in to and would about inbound little constraints I'll reasons wouldn't there's holiday mentioned think are then But to comment something Corresponding like on

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Zach Thomann

Thanks Sure. Mike.

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Ryan MacDonald

Okay.

Jim Butler

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Mike Willoughby

finish a most our most certainly about dramatic finish to real on. I lot to did into virtual of benefit our clients really of we where customer agents to -- how in model. change we home that see about think where most does in of having of our And respond out we QX a a mention going a contact take to question. where But so, where We operations that that to for in not is into physical have of and and Ryan center want scale in offices and necessarily saw prep with up order is center calls. us and we're a planning open we QX just just from the also opportunity Ryan more talk rightly the our QX it because expected fulfillment our work volumes to lot work care and as bring train mode needs, also to people our we contact in to their shift

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to scale well. in our looking of that part QX operation also we're So as

Ryan MacDonald

fulfillment how look where sort follow-up, means maybe inventory traditional a initiatives guess service point. into existing to about capacity greater mentioned to clients does the CloudPick of And you from Mike Are factor they're seeing into earlier How as helping sort footprint? a RetailConnect a take does delivery -- at say demand of or GL's as comments a customers Excellent. fulfillment an closer this? alternative to to as I you'd this move in the your the end

Mike Willoughby

Ryan. Yes. asking, Thanks for Great question.

be, So local Obviously, we closed U.S. in of lots in saw here thought and I'd say with a COVID-XX deal CloudPick geographies the universally that that almost a quickly then retail was connect. in acceleration conversations, I far a to were And kind various stores are put other happening being and prospects way over to retailers dent the delivery a like chain inventory in August supply bit in you in we really retail that opening, issues. stuck as those as product more crisis an started clients and consumers think simply would as in of QX through just to delivery connect. where that but And would of as sitting where that bit focus we about we locations. had And on pivot little halfway around getting stores really operational saw they we and to particularly brick-and-mortar to how other closures to survive. trying are curbside we were

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yes, So conversations kinds is current with RetailConnect clients all pond of both and prospects.

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promise. with about inventory of Amazon the service or regional level clients, excited just to is really meet and leverage facility So, up it opportunity our centralized sort store help that wherever facility

Ryan MacDonald

again. Thanks Excellent.

Mike Willoughby

Ryan. Thanks,

Operator

question-and-answer turn time, would back over remarks. Mr. to closing Willoughby now the for our I At session. this like concludes this call to

Mike Willoughby

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Operator

and this Ladies gentlemen, call. conference does conclude today's

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