eCOST.com Partners with Etilize to Enhance Product Listings in Real Time
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 29, 2007-- eCOST.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of PFSweb, Inc. (Nasdaq: PFSW), and a leading multi-category online discount retailer of brand-name technology and consumer electronics, today announced key enhancements to its site through a partnership with Etilize, Inc., a leading provider of product information solutions.
By leveraging Etilize`s Content Aggregation services, eCOST.com will have the ability to significantly increase the number of products in its web catalog, allowing it to offer a greater selection of brand-name technology and consumer electronics. This integration with Etilize also broadens and deepens the product content presented to shoppers, including detailed product specifications, additional product images and related accessories.
In the near future, eCOST.com will be further leveraging the content provided by Etilize to facilitate more advanced guided selling features, which will improve the shopping experience for its customers.
In addition to its improvements via Etilize, eCOST.com has continued to make other design improvements to the product pages within the site, including: more content above the fold, faster navigation of the multiple tabs of content within the page, one-click access to mail-in rebate claim forms, and faster loading times and optimization for increased traffic.
"Our collaboration with Etilize allows us to drastically increase the number of products listed on www.eCOST.com, thereby increasing the potential for current and additional virtual warehousing agreements. Also, the additional information corresponding with each product will improve product searches on the eCOST.com website and assist our customers in making more informed purchases. We believe these improvements will positively impact sales," said Mark Layton, Chairman and CEO of PFSweb. "We are pleased with the advancements we made to the eCOST.com website over the past year and will continue to look for innovative ways to improve our customers` overall shopping experience."
About PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb develops and deploys integrated business infrastructure solutions and fulfillment services for Fortune 1000, Global 2000 and brand name companies, including third party logistics, call center support and e-commerce services. The company serves a multitude of industries and company types, including such clients as CHiA`SSO, FLAVIA(R) Beverage Systems, Hewlett-Packard, International Business Machines, Raytheon Aircraft Company, Rene Furterer USA, Roots Canada Ltd., and Xerox.
Through its wholly owned eCOST.com subsidiary, PFSweb also serves as a leading multi-category online discount retailer of new, "close-out" and manufacturer recertified brand-name technology and consumer electronics for consumers and small to medium size business buyers. The eCOST.com brand markets approximately 75,000 different products from leading manufacturers such as Apple, Canon, Citizen, Denon, Hewlett-Packard, Nikon, Onkyo, Seiko, Sony, and Toshiba primarily over the Internet and through direct marketing.
To find out more about PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), visit the company`s websites at http://www.pfsweb.com and http://www.ecost.com.
The matters discussed herein consist of forward-looking information under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to and involves risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information. PFSweb`s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 identify certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward looking statements made and investors are advised to review the Annual and Quarterly Reports and the Risk Factors described therein. PFSweb undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. There may be additional risks that we do not currently view as material or that are not presently known.
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