SOURCE: Marketworks

May 24, 2005 11:23 ET

Atlanta-Based Marketworks Adds Overstock.com Auctions to Its Multi-Channel Sales Platform

More Than 4,000 Marketworks Customers Can Instantly Access Overstock.com Auctions Shoppers and Automate the Entire Sales Process

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 --Marketworks -- the Atlanta-based, leading provider of online sales management solutions -- today enables customers to extend their sales to Overstock.com Auctions, a leading online retailer and auction site for discount, brand-name merchandise.

Marketworks provides technology and services that enable online businesses to sell to hundreds of millions of shoppers across multiple channels from a single solution. Rather than managing separate systems and inventories for each channel, Marketworks customers can centralize and automate sales and fulfillment processes.

"Overstock is the next step in our evolution as a multi-channel e-commerce provider," explains Paul Lundy, CMO of Marketworks. "If businesses want to succeed online, it is imperative that they capitalize on all major online venues. Our business is about simplifying that goal."

In addition to Overstock.com Auctions, Marketworks enables merchants to sell and market on eBay, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Auctions, Google, Froogle, Shopping.com, numerous search engines, as well as the merchant's own online storefront. Marketworks' also provides creative services that provide a consistent brand and shopping experience across all channels.

"Marketworks customers are seasoned sellers with compelling product to add to our marketplace," says Holly MacDonald-Korth, Senior Vice President of Auctions at Overstock.com. "We are eager to have these sellers on board and to help them further grow." As part of the launch, Marketworks customers will receive a 60-day subscription for free insertions on Overstock for up to 1,000 active listings.

"We are always seeking new avenues for growth," says Adam Hersh, President of Adam Hersh Posters, a successful e-tailer of posters and other art products that sustains more than 100,000 auctions per month. "Through Marketworks' innovation, not only do we grow through automation, but we grow through channel access."

About Marketworks:

Marketworks is a leading provider of sales automation software and marketing services for multi-channel online selling. As eBay's first and largest US Certified Solution Provider, and with an international presence in six countries, Marketworks is committed to driving customers' sales and profits by eliminating operational, channel and geographic barriers associated with selling online. For further information on the Atlanta-based company, please go to www.marketworks.com.

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