Digital River Provides Outsourced E-Subscription Management Services for Plan3D
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing , today announced that it signed an agreement with plan3D, Inc., makers of a new three-dimensional online home-design tool created for homeowners, business people and interior designers . Based on the agreement, Digital River is managing the online sale and automating access, delivery and fulfillment of electronic subscriptions for customers of plan3D's Web-based design program. A site located at www.plan3d.com supports the subscription-based service. For the site, Digital River also is handling order management, e-marketing, customer service and fraud prevention screening.
PR9.NET May 17, 2004 - "We are fully equipped to offer subscription-based sites, such as plan3D and software and content publishers, a reliable, cost effective means of delivering online subscriptions and maximizing sales without investing in an expensive technology infrastructure," said Dave Alampi, Digital River's vice president of marketing. "Online subscription services will continue offering another viable market and effective vehicle for managing and growing an online business."
Visitors to www.plan3d.com can easily design interiors, remodel kitchens, create home plans and landscape yards from the comfort of their home personal computers. To add detail to their online designs, the site includes a library of over 3,500 ultra-realistic tables, cabinets, flooring, wall coverings, stoves, refrigerators, bricks, siding, carpet, tiles and other products that can be digitally dropped into a home or office plan. A limited version of the subscription-based service, without print and save options, can be accessed for free by logging on to www.plan3d.com . Full subscriptions of the 3D design service complete with print and save capabilities are available in one-week, 60-day, six-month and one-year terms and range in price from $7.95 to $149.95.
"We were looking for an e-commerce partner who could provide us with a global outsourced solution," said Michael Gariepy, president and founder of plan3D. "We selected Digital River because of the company's e-commerce expertise and leadership and its ready-made technology infrastructure. The company has built a reputation for not only building e-commerce sites but also for growing online businesses. We look forward to working with Digital River as we expand the plan3D model to Europe and Asia and surrounding countries with the aim to give consumers worldwide the opportunity to dream and design online with real products in real time."
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Plan3D, Inc., the industry standard for online design, editing and viewing is a subscription based Web site. Plan3D strives to bring realistic design capabilities on a global scale to anyone who is interested in visualizing and editing online in a three dimensional environment with real products from real manufacturers. Plan3D's realistic visualization offers an incredible communication tool for homeowners and contractors as well as a powerful marketing tool for manufacturers who want to know the purchasing decisions homeowners around the globe are making about their products. Plan3D also offers online forums, discussion groups and helpful advice to those interested in the exciting world of home and office design, décor, remodeling and improvement.
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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