6/19/09

Avalara and Virid, Inc. Join Forces to Provide Fully Automated Sales Tax Service to Internet Retailers

Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce

AvaTax to become Virid`s Internet sales tax calculation and compliance engine to streamline online commerce

Bainbridge Island, WA - June 15, 2009 - Avalara (www.avalara.com), the leading provider of Web-based sales tax automation solutions for businesses of all sizes, today Virid, Inc. has joined the Avalara Partner Alliance Program and, through this partnership, Virid will provide AvaTax(tm), the industry leading sales and use tax service, to its customers and partners as the chosen service for end-to-end sales tax calculation and compliance efforts.

Virid, Inc., an interactive company that designs, builds, and manages online retail sites, is well-known throughout the Internet community for its highly scalable and flexible marketAgility e-commerce platform that delivers increased brand recognition and customer and partner revenues. The company strives to consistently increase client loyalty through simple-to-use, straight-forward, and flexible content management tools, and innovative design.

"Our partnership with Avalara further enhances Virid`s comprehensive service offerings that create exciting online retail destinations for customers. With Avalara, we are getting a "Best of Breed" partner to tightly integrate with our marketAgility platform," said Steve Deller, CEO of Virid, Inc. "With Avalara`s sales and use tax service, we can now provide an easy, reliable way for our customers and partners to navigate the ever increasing complexities of Internet taxation."

"The AvaTax service is a value-add to Virid`s marketAgility e-commerce platform providing fully automated sales and use tax services that help businesses address the complexities they face on a day-to-day basis," said Scott McFarlane, co-founder and chief executive officer of Avalara. "Our partnership enables us to provide the AvaTax service to Virid`s partners and businesses that require a streamlined and simplified service for their sales tax compliance processes," McFarlane said.

About Avalara
Avalara is transforming the sales and use tax compliance process for businesses of all sizes by delivering advanced technology solutions that provide the fastest, easiest, most accurate, and affordable way for companies to address their statutory tax requirements. Chosen by nearly 10,000 businesses throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad, and a trusted provider of over 100 million sales tax calculations annually, Avalara is the recognized leader in web-based sales tax services and solutions. For more information, please visit www.avalara.com or contact Althea Azeff at 206.780.7000 x116.

About Virid, Inc.

Virid helps retail companies grow by building and powering strong online brands. Virid marries smart, nimble technological solutions with cogent creative to develop, design and manage e-commerce sites that increase revenue, build customer loyalty and are easy and flexible to deploy. Our experience and expert team is driven by one goal-the success and satisfaction of our partners. To learn more, visit www.virid.com or call Bill Kern at (703) 689-2121 x112.

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Topics:

Business software, Internet taxes, Tax, use tax, Value added tax

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