High Quality Customer Ratings from ResellerRatings.com Help Technology Buyers Find Top Notch Retailers
NEW YORK, NY (February 24, 2003) -- DealTime® (www.dealtime.com), the leading shopping search engine, today announced an agreement with ResellerRatings.com, (www.resellerratings.com), the premier retailer ratings specialist, to integrate ResellerRatings merchant reviews into DealTime’s existing merchant rating content.
“This agreement enhances DealTime’s leadership in shopping search by providing shoppers with store reviews written by ResellerRatings’ technology enthusiasts,” said Iggy Fanlo, DealTime’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “The deal also helps highly-rated computer merchants achieve strong shopper clickthrough and conversion to sale from the first day they list on DealTime,” he added.
The ResellerRatings.com site, which was named Best Retailer Ratings site by Yahoo Internet Life Magazine, displays consumer reviews for more than 3,000 computer hardware and software retailers, and is well known among savvy technology shoppers. Unlike its direct competitors, the company does not give merchants a choice as to whether or not their store is listed at ResellerRatings, so inferior merchants cannot opt-out.
“We are very pleased to introduce our high caliber merchant reviews to the millions of shoppers who visit DealTime every week,” stated Scott Wainner, President of All Enthusiast, Inc., the owner of ResellerRatings.com. “The real purchase experiences of the Web’s most demanding technology users, coupled with ResellerRatings’ strict review screening procedures, will help DealTime shoppers make smart technology purchases online.”
This agreement extends the relationship between the two companies, as DealTime already powers the ResellerRatings.com shopping service.
DealTime is the world`s leading online shopping search engine, reaching millions of shoppers worldwide every month. Through its Web sites, dealtime.com®, dealtime.co.uk and other network sites (including AltaVista, Lycos and Excite Network), shoppers compare products, prices and stores across the Web. For merchants and manufacturers, DealTime delivers qualified, in-market buyers and lower customer-acquisition costs. For traffic aggregators, portals and other partner sites, DealTime provides a powerful search engine and superior shopping tools that enable them to more easily monetize their traffic. For consumers, DealTime supplies product information and an easy way to find the right product at the best price. DealTime Ltd. is a multi-national private company, venture-backed by key strategic and financial partners including Bertelsmann, AOL TimeWarner, Bank of America, Bain Capital, Singapore Telecom and others.
DealTime, DealTime.com and the DealTime logo are registered trademarks of DealTime Ltd.
ResellerRatings.com, a collection of customer reviews of retailers, helps make online retailers become more accountable to their customers. Its mission is to help buyers become more informed about retailers, and to help merchants improve their businesses through customer feedback and surveys.
ResellerRatings relies 100% on customer feedback. When customers make a purchase, they can help thousands of other potential buyers by rating that company at the ResellerRatings site, whether they are happy customers or disgruntled ones.
ResellerRatings aims to level the playing field. Merchants become accountable to customers when they know that customers have a non-biased third party outlet to voice their opinions about a merchant`s service. But merchants also need a voice, which is why ResellerRatings allows merchants to post rebuttal comments in reply to customer comments, to view invoice numbers to verify that customers are legitimate, to flag any suspicious comments for review, and to contact customers through anonymous email to obtain more information or to help the customer resolve their complaints.
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The Blueshirt Group, for DealTime
SVP, Corporate Development
President, All Enthusiast, Inc.