Digital River Launches E-Commerce Operations for CAD QUEST
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV ), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, today announced that it signed an agreement with CAD QUEST, Inc., a leading provider of design and estimating software for the professional home improvement industry. Based on the agreement, Digital River built and launched CAD QUEST'S e-commerce site, located at www.cad-quest.com, to support the online sales of its professional design and estimating software tools. Digital River not only hosts the site, but also provides order management, 24x7 customer service, e-marketing and fraud prevention screening.
PR9.NET January 08, 2004 - "We are pleased to support CAD QUEST in the launch of its first e-commerce venture," said Dave Alampi, Digital River's vice president of marketing. "With an industry-leading e-commerce platform that is recognized and used by thousands of software publishers, we can offer CAD QUEST an efficient and low risk means of establishing an e-commerce presence and building an online business. Digital River knows how to not only handle the complexities involved launching an e-commerce operation, but also create important revenue generating opportunities through its best practice e-marketing services and e-commerce network."
Visitors to www.cad-quest.com , can demo, purchase and immediately download CAD QUEST'S professional home improvement software suite. The software tools enable users to design, a project and generate a bill of materials and design plans for decks, fences, garages and post frame buildings. CAD QUEST 'S line of software and data managing tools are used by major home improvement retail centers, hardware stores, lumberyards, and the professional builder to streamline their businesses.
"Digital River has an established reputation as a leader in the e-commerce industry," said Joe Czarnecky, CAD QUEST 'S executive vice president . "We outsourced our e-commerce operations to Digital River because of the company's e-commerce expertise. We wanted to ensure our customers, who represent leading home improvement retail centers in the United States and Canada, a superior, stable and secure online environment as well as create a solid foundation for growing our online business for the professional builder."
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CAD QUEST is the leading provider of design and estimating software for the home improvement industry. The company was founded with the vision of providing the home improvement and building industry with solutions to improve the speed and quality of the deck design process.
The company's first products provided the builder with a standard deck layout and bill of materials. Today's design software provides full three-dimensional (3D) design views with numerous customizing options and the ability to use the new materials such as composite lumber. These products are so recognized that the majority of the nation's top home center retailers are CAD QUEST customers.
The company's market leadership has enabled it to expand product lines and plans to introduce many new design products for the industry. CAD QUEST has long been recognized as the industry leader in project design.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors and online retailers. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company's comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, site merchandising, advanced reporting and analytics, product fulfillment, e-marketing and multi-lingual customer service.
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