CompUSA Enters Digital River's Online Channel Partner Program
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV ), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, today announced that CompUSA has signed a retail agreement to participate in the company's Online Channel Partner Program. Based on the agreement, the industry-leading online retailer is integrating, marketing and selling Digital River's extensive catalog of downloadable software alongside its entire line of online products at www.compusa.com . By selling software from Digital River's downloadable software catalog, CompUSA can add a revenue stream to its site without carrying added inventory. CompUSA's customers benefit from an expanded product selection and immediate product delivery made available through one seamless, branded online shopping experience.
PR9.NET February 11, 2004 - "Digital River has amassed an industry-leading software catalog that houses some of the most popular software titles on the market today," said Joel Ronning, Digital River's CEO. "By leveraging this catalog, the strong relationships we've built among software publishers, the worldwide online sales channels we've enabled and our comprehensive technology infrastructure, we are in an incredibly strong position to put the power of our network to work on behalf of our channel partners. We are poised to help them enable software sales on a global basis and grow their online businesses."
CompUSA, one of the nation's leading retailers and resellers of personal computer-related products and services, renewed and extended its existing agreement with Digital River to take advantage of the added features and functionality of the company's Online Channel Partner Program. CompUSA recently launched its enhanced channel strategy along with Digital River's complete software catalog.
"We are looking forward to expanding our working relationship with Digital River to create a best-in-class site for digital content and downloads," said George Coll, vice president of CompUSA eCommerce and Services. "We have created a seamless integration between our existing online merchandise and Digital River's software catalog as well as enhanced the shopping experience for our customers by offering them even more quality, choice and the convenience of a one-stop shopping experience."
"The Online Channel Partner Program offers distinct benefits and drives important efficiencies for the key players in our channel like CompUSA," said Dave Alampi, Digital River's vice president of marketing. "By participating in the program, CompUSA can cut its costs associated with selling products online, including shipping, inventory and returns. For customers, it offers immediate gratification as well as instantaneous access to hard goods and software products using one unified shopping cart."
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CompUSA, Inc. is one of the nation's leading retailers and resellers of technology products and services. CompUSA now offers its customers a complete lifestyle solution with the recent addition of a digital entertainment department, blending its expertise in technology and home entertainment for a one-stop solution. CompUSA currently operates 225 CompUSA Superstores in over 90 major metropolitan markets across the United States and Puerto Rico that serve retail, small-to-medium businesses, corporate, government and education customers and includes technical service departments. Many of the stores include classroom-training facilities. CompUSA also operates a Web site that offers an assortment of over 80,000 items at www.compusa.com.
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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