Alliance Data signs multi-year renewal agreement with Arhaus Furniture

Dallas -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation, provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, announced it has signed a multi-year renewal agreement with Arhaus Furniture -- a high-end retailer of quality, customizable home furnishings and accessories -- to continue providing turnkey private label credit-card services for Arhaus' retail locations.

Under terms of the agreement, Alliance Data will continue providing private label credit-card services, including account acquisition and activation, receivables funding, card authorization, private label credit-card issuance, statement generation, remittance processing, marketing services and customer service functions as part of the "Archarge" credit-card program. Program benefits include flexible financing options and online account management for Arhaus cardholders, as well as customized messaging in monthly billing statements.

"We look forward to continuing our 18-year partnership with Alliance Data, and truly value the private label credit-card services the company has provided to Arhaus through the Archarge credit-card program," said John Reed, CEO of Arhaus Furniture, which has 35 stores in 14 states, with plans for four additional locations in 2011. "With Alliance Data's approach to customer service aligning nicely with our customer care philosophy, we're able to deliver meaningful value to our customers through this card program. The Archarge program is an important extension of our brand -- one that helps to ensure we'll continue to be our customers' retailer of choice when it comes to fine furniture and accessories."