10/14/08

Zip Express Installation Announces TigerDirect.com and CompUSA as New Resellers for Consumer Electronics Installation Service

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Zip Express becomes provider of installation services for HDTVs and home theater systems through TigerDirect.com and CompUSA

(Minneapolis, MN – October 14, 2008) – Zip Express Installation, a leader in next-day electronics installation services, announces its new reseller relationship with SYX Services - a company that is an affiliate of, and provides management services to, TigerDirect.com and CompUSA.com - to offer customers the ability to buy installation services at checkout.

“Retailers are looking for a way to gain additional revenue, and selling third-party installation services is a great way to do that,” said Chris Mauzy, President and CEO of Zip Express Installation. “Using Zip Express for those services provides greater benefits for the retailer.”

Zip Express offers quick installation as well as education for customers, eliminating customer frustration at setup and leading to a decrease in return rates. Zip Express also provides attractive margins for retailers by offering additional sales revenue on top of the product at checkout as prices for major electronic products continue to go down.

Zip Express provides a great installation option for customers of TigerDirect.com and CompUSA, who can now purchase installation packages alongside any major home electronic purchases made in-store or online, with next-day installation available in most states in the U.S. and in Canada. After the selected service is purchased with the product at checkout, customers can call the toll free number or visit www.zipinstallation.com to immediately schedule the installation for the specific day - and hour - that is most convenient for them.

TigerDirect.com and CompUSA will offer a complete suite of installation services from Zip Express including tabletop TV setup, TV wall mounting, home theater setup, remote control set up and furniture assembly. In addition to being the first nationwide installation service to offer next-day installation appointments at a specific hour, Zip Express installers take all trash away from the job and train each customer on how the new setup works in the home.

Zip Express Installation services can also be purchased separately online by any consumer at www.zipinstallation.com, with installation services starting at $129.95. All installation work done by Zip Installation’s more than 16,000 CE-certified installers also comes with a one-year warranty.

About Zip Express Installation
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Zip Express Installation provides fast and flexible home installations for your technology enjoyment. Formerly operating as OnCall Installs, Zip Express Installation leverages more than 16,000 professional, CE certified installers for television and home theater installations and computer solutions. For retailers, Zip Express uniquely provides and manages an in-house install infrastructure that decreases return rates and enhances margins. Consumers can take advantage of Zip Express in-store or online with participating retailers, or online at www.zipinstallation.com.

About TigerDirect
TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com) serves the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via retail stores, catalog and Internet channels. TigerDirect is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).

About CompUSA
CompUSA (http://www.compusa.com) serves the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via retail stores, catalog and Internet channels. CompUSA is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).

About Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc. (http://www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded ecommerce web sites, direct mail catalogs, relationship marketers and retail stores in North America and Europe. It also manufactures and sells personal computers under the Systemax and Ultra brands and develops and markets ProfitCenter Software, a web-based, on-demand application for multi-channel direct marketing companies.

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business, Circuit City, Commerce, Personal computer

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