SOURCE: Warp 9

February 07, 2007 09:00 ET

Growing Client Outsources All Online Marketing Functions to Warp 9

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- Warp 9, Inc. (OTCBB: WNYN), the premier provider of robust e-commerce platforms and services, today announces that Warp 9 has been retained by Forplay, Inc to handle all aspects of its online marketing.

Forplay engaged Warp 9's Online Marketing Consultation group to coordinate a "surgical strike" online marketing campaign targeted at the Halloween and holiday retail season last year. This successful campaign increased sales by more than 53% over the same period a year earlier.

Forplay realized that they could grow their retail sales faster by outsourcing all of their online marketing on a permanent basis to the professionals at Warp 9. Utilizing their vast experience and domain expertise, the Warp 9 Online Marketing Consultation group is expected to increase both revenue and profitability for Forplay.

Warp 9 will develop the overarching strategy and execute the entire online marketing plan for Forplay. Among the elements of this multi-faceted plan that Warp 9 will manage for Forplay are:

--  a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) pay-per-click adwords program
    utilizing search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN, to increase
    visibility and drive more traffic to the site
--  an integrated email marketing program including campaign creation and
--  an email address capture program, utilizing various incentives to
    existing customers for whom the company does not currently have a valid
    email address
--  a Search Engine Optimization program to help Forplay appear even
    higher in the rankings on search returns, as those sellers who appear in
    the top 3 or 4 rankings garner a disproportionately higher amount of
    traffic, which translates into higher sales
--  Product Feed programs to push's catalog items
    to various shopping portals such as Froogle, Shopzilla, NexTag, and others
Houman Salem, Forplay's CEO, said: "After a rigorous analysis of our business strategy, and seeking to aggressively maximize our return on invested capital, it became quite apparent that we should focus more on our core competencies. Warp 9, with their proven online marketing mastery, should handle our entire online strategy, allowing us to focus on doing what we do best -- designing, manufacturing and selling stylish, outrageous and fun clothing."

Harinder Dhillon, Warp 9's President, was enthusiastic about the expansion of the scope of work, saying, "This expansion of our engagement with Forplay is a natural extension for companies like Forplay and other clients looking to grow more aggressively. It is gratifying to be recognized for our ability to increase sales and profitability for our clients, and it is an honor to handle all of Forplay's online marketing."

Warp 9 powers some of the most successful e-commerce websites such as,,,, and

About Forplay

Forplay has been a Hollywood Boulevard retail landmark since 1986. We are a dedicated team of creative fashion designers, professional catalog designers, talented photographers, knowledgeable sales associates, indispensable customer service representatives, hard-working warehouse operators, precise order processing and fulfillment personnel, efficient webmasters, and good-as-gold marketers. Quality fabrics made in the USA are used exclusively to create our complete line of swimwear, stylish club wear, sexy costumes, and dynamic dancewear.

About Warp 9

Warp 9, Inc. ( is the premier provider of enterprise-class e-commerce platforms and services to mid-size businesses in the catalog and retail industry. Its comprehensive and scalable suite of software platforms is designed to help online retailers maximize the Internet channel by applying advanced technologies for online catalogs, e-mail marketing, and interactive visual merchandising. With a proven track record and years of experience in the industry, Warp 9 helps businesses leverage the Internet to lower costs, serve more customers and increase sales. Offered on a fully managed Software-as-a-Service model, Warp 9 products deliver unique benefits to its customers by reducing total cost of ownership, lowering upfront cost, providing faster time to market and being a one-stop shop for all things e-commerce. Known for its outstanding customer service, Warp 9 powers some of the most successful e-commerce sites for companies like Magellan's, 1-800-Flowers, and Spiegel.

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Contact Information

  • Jennifer Harris
    Warp 9, Inc.
    805 683-7626