The Andale VAN (Value Added Network) Program provides great deals on relevant 3rd party products and services to Andale`s user community
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, -- November 18, 2004 - Andale, Inc. (www.andale.com),a provider of eBay market intelligence and auction management services to more than 1.5 million online sellers worldwide, has recently launched the Andale VAN program, created to introduce relevant 3rd party services to the Andale community. In order to generate exceptional value for its customers, these 3rd party services are made available to Andale users at discounted rates.
The Andale VAN is powered by some of the most useful services and cutting edge technologies available for today`s eBay seller - designed to radically enhance the performance of any eBay business. Currently there are 6 companies providing a diverse spectrum of solutions - From lead-generation and advertising programs like the eBay Keywords Program (www.ebaykeywords.com) and Overture (www.overture.com), to offering buyers/sellers auction guarantees and insurance coverage through companies like buySAFE (www.buysafe.com) and Discount Shipping Insurance (DSI) (www.dsiinsurance.com), to presenting them innovative and award-winning online marketing technologies to promote their listings superior to the competition - like the cool new virtual salespeople offered through SitePal (www.sitepal.com), a division of Oddcast (www.oddcast.com). Also enriching this solution network is Cloud Dome (http://clouddome.com), pioneers of a range of photographic devices that help users take pro-quality photographs without complicated lighting.
"Once we decided to promote our technology to eBay sellers, we chose the leader in the auction tools space, Andale", said Oddcast CEO and founder, Adi Sideman, "They have more than 1.5 million registered eBay sellers who can benefit from using SitePal to add virtual talking salespeople to their eBay listings. In a little over a month, we`ve seen significant interest from Andale`s seller community".
"We launched with 3 products and services in August and added 3 more in the next month. But we are constantly on the lookout for additional services that are important to our community. The response to this initiative, from our customers as well as our VAN partners, has been very encouraging so far". said Ryan Murden, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances at Andale.
Learn more about the Andale VAN today by visiting http://www.andale.com/setup/van_resource_center_nu.jsp.
Andale is the only provider of auction automation and eBay market research services to online sellers of all sizes. Through the company`s counter service, Andale`s 1.5 million registered users, worldwide, now drive more than 80% of all listings on eBay each week. Andale`s customers are auction sellers of all types -from casual sellers to high volume auction merchants, including small and medium size online businesses. Andale has received $61 million in financing from Bowman Capital Management, Texas Pacific Group (TPG), Tarrant Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Oak Hill Venture Partners and other angel investors. Founded in 1999, Andale is headquartered in Mountain View, California and opened an office in Bangalore, India in 2002. For more information visit www.andale.com
Founded in 1999, Oddcast (www.oddcast.com) develops and distributes conversational character software products. Oddcast`s core technology, the VHost™ Platform, enables companies to improve business results by bringing web and wireless content to life through conversational agents. The Oddcast VHost™ platform is the industry-leading solution for enhancing online communication with intelligent, conversational characters that deliver information and respond dynamically to customer queries. All of Oddcast`s products are web-based, ASP-hosted and can be delivered to any device even in low-bandwidth environments including PCs, CD-ROMs and mobile devices. The company serves over 2000 companies, including Coca-Cola, Nextel, Gillette, L`Oreal, Holiday Inn, Viacom, Burger King and Chrysler.
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