MINNEAPOLIS, September 7, 2004-- Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV ), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, today announced an online retail agreement with Newegg.com ™ , a computer component and consumer electronic e-tailer . This agreement allows Newegg.com to offer its customers Digital River`s extensive catalog of downloadable software alongside its existing line of hardware and software products.
"Digital River has amassed an industry-leading software catalog that houses some of the most popular, high-quality software titles on the market today," said Dave Alampi, Digital River`s vice president of marketing. "By providing our channel partners access to this world-class online catalog, we can offer them an efficient vehicle for expanding their product offering and revenue potential while generating important inventory and cost-saving efficiencies."
Newegg.com is offering its customers a seamless, one-stop online shopping experience for their computer and electronics needs. Customers can purchase a combination of brand name hard goods and download popular, third-party software titles, making online purchasing an efficient, user-friendly process. Today, in addition to Digital River`s downloadable software catalog, the Newegg.com site features packaged software, CPUs, hard drives, keyboards, monitors, digital cameras and CD burners.
"To build better services for our client base, our goal is to provide the most efficient, real- time online shopping experience for our customers," said Howard Tong, vice president of Newegg.com. "To do that, we believe it is important to offer a wide variety of high-quality products, including thousands of downloadable software titles to complement our wide variety of hard goods. By leveraging our relationship with Digital River and its software catalog, we can deliver an end-to-end online shopping experience that offers greater convenience, choice and quality."
Newegg Computers (dba, Newegg.com) was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Southern California with more than 500 employees. Newegg.com is a thriving computer component and consumer electronics e-tailer, dedicated to providing the best value and online purchasing experience for all computing and consumer electronic needs. Whether it is a corporate professional, a student or home user, Newegg strives for all customers to value their buying experience. Newegg.com is committed to remaining the ultimate online superstore for computer components and consumer electronics with the widest selection and best prices. Newegg.com now serves over two million customers and is among the top 500 most-visited Web sites in the world.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors and online retailers. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company`s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, site merchandising, advanced reporting and analytics, product fulfillment, e-marketing and multi-lingual customer service.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in Chicago, Mountain View, California, London, and Cologne, Germany. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call 952-253-1234.
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