SOURCE: Marketworks, Inc.

July 13, 2005 16:53 ET

Marketworks Partners With Interapptive for Best-in-Class Shipping Automation

Partnership Results in Competitive Advantage for Marketworks and Enormous Time-Savings for Their Customers

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 13, 2005 -- Marketworks -- the Atlanta-based provider of sales automation software and marketing services for multi-channel sales announces a partnership with St. Louis-based Interapptive to offer best-in-class shipping automation. Interapptive provides powerful shipping and order management software that integrates directly with Marketworks' Order Management System.

Marketworks sellers will be able to seamlessly download orders ready for shipment, print shipping labels and packing slips, create professional invoices, instantly provide direct tracking links to buyers, and update the status of orders within Marketworks. The solution eliminates the time-consuming process of downloading, editing, and uploading files. Shipworks instantly passes data to Endicia, Stamps.com, UPS WorldShip, and includes built-in UPS Online® Tools, resulting in a significantly streamlined shipping process. Integrations with other carriers are underway.

"This new functionality puts us heads above our competition with respect to shipping automation," states Marketworks Chief Operating Officer, Daris McCullough. "Our sellers will see tremendous gains in efficiency from this integration."

With ShipWorks, more than 4,000 Marketworks sellers will be offered significant time savings from manually exporting or copying and pasting shipping data for label printing and from reactively addressing buyer inquiries on shipping status. Sellers also save time weighing items with integrated scales, or can eliminate weighing entirely by automatically passing weight values from Marketworks. In addition, the integration will increase data accuracy in shipping and fulfillment processes.

One early Marketworks customer using the Shipworks solution cited a 60% savings in time in managing shipping processes.

"The Marketworks platform is a perfect fit for our ShipWorks shipping solution," says Wes Clayton, President of Interapptive. "We are excited to start working with Marketworks users to improve their shipping efficiency."

Marketworks sellers will be offered a 30-day introductory free trial with ShipWorks, after which customers pay an affordable flat monthly fee based on monthly shipment volume.

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 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.

About Interapptive, Inc.

Interapptive, Inc., a UPS OnLine® Tools Approved Provider and an eBay Certified Developer, provides powerful shipping and order management software that integrates with leading online marketplace and sales systems including eBay, eBay Stores, Marketworks, Miva Merchant, ShopSite, and Yahoo! Stores. For more information, call 800-95-APPTIVE, or visit www.interapptive.com.

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