Orlando, FLA - (October 30, 2007) Channel Intelligence (CI) announced today it will leverage Shopping.com, a leading online comparison shopping site, to integrate retailer data throughout the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia. By working together, CI expects to provide more options for consumers seeking to buy products online or find products in stock offline whether they are shopping on a manufacturer’s Web site or a Shopping.com e-commerce destination Web site.
“Consumers across Europe and around the world increasingly turn to the Internet to find where they can buy products,” said Rob Wight, president and CEO of Channel Intelligence. “CI is leveraging its market leadership position and is working with Shopping.com to bring the same capabilities now widely available in the U.S. to several countries around the world where retailers and manufacturers can benefit from providing product information and where-to-buy data that’s accurate and up to date to those consumers who are searching online.”
“Teaming up with Channel Intelligence helps further our mission to help consumers everywhere easily find, compare and buy anything online in less time and for the best value,” said Josh Silverman, CEO for Shopping.com. “We look forward to continuing to develop this sales channel through our work with Channel Intelligence.”
As a result of the integration, manufacturers and retailers working with Shopping.com or Channel Intelligence are expected to benefit from the ability to offer a greater number of options for shoppers turning to the Internet to find where-to-buy information, both online and offline, in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia.
About Channel Intelligence
Powered by the CommerceIQ™ technology platform, Channel Intelligence (CI) web-initiated commerce solutions make it easy for online shoppers to find and buy products whether they start at retailer sites, manufacturer sites, destination shopping sites, or mobile shopping applications. Using a series of robust data optimization techniques offered through the CommerceIQ platform, CI significantly improves the quality of product data and the placement of products on the Internet. Every day CI manages and syndicates millions of products valued at over $3 billion dollars through its three primary services – SellPath® Manufacturer Solutions, SellCast™ Retailer Solutions, and SellCore™ Publisher Solutions. CI customers include hundreds of the world’s best known brands including Best Buy, Black & Decker, Canon, Circuit City, Fujifilm, LG Electronics, Logitech, Mitsubishi, Neiman Marcus Group, OfficeMax, Olympus, Palm, Panasonic, PETCO, Skechers, SmartBargains.com, Spiegel, The Stanley Works, and Target. Channel Intelligence, a partner company of Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE), is based in Orlando, Fla., with offices in Europe. http://www.channelintelligence.com
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