SOURCE: CommerceHub

September 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Overstock.com Selects CommerceHub to Expand Drop-Ship Supplier Network

Supply-on-Demand Platform to Integrate With Existing Order Management System

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - CommerceHub announced today that Overstock.com, the online discount retailer, has selected its Supply-on-Demand integration and fulfillment platform to increase product selection. CommerceHub will provide a direct connection to Overstock.com's existing EDI-based order management systems for processing purchase orders, order acknowledgements, inventory and fulfillment data with drop-ship suppliers.

"Overstock.com requires reliable platforms to process and fulfill orders, particularly during peak volume periods," said Jacob Hawkins, Overstock.com SVP of Supply Chain. "CommerceHub is one of a best-of-breed in terms of integration flexibility, process scalability and platform reliability."

The CommerceHub platform provides Overstock.com the ability to rapidly bring on new suppliers, enabling it to expand product selection. With over 4,200 drop-ship suppliers, manufacturers and carriers connected to the Supply-on-Demand Platform, CommerceHub reliably processed over 14.5 million drop-ship orders in 2007.

"We are pleased for the chance to be adding our marquee brand to the Overstock.com product offerings," said Christian Jarry, President of World Cuisine Inc, the US branch of Paderno World Cuisine, a leading international manufacturer of professional cookware and kitchen utensils. "Our established CommerceHub connection will enable us to quickly integrate our system with Overstock.com to provide reliable 48 hour drop-ship fulfillment." Paderno World Cuisine has been a long time e-commerce drop-ship supplier on the CommerceHub Supply-on-Demand platform.

The CommerceHub One Connection integration standardizes communications with all suppliers, regardless of legacy technology format, providing complete order visibility and proactive monitoring of the fulfillment process. The Supply-on-Demand platform enables purchase orders to be sent to each supplier with all the information required to create customized Overstock.com branded packing slips for direct-ship customer orders.

"Our flexible and reliable integration technology is core to building effective online distribution networks," said Steve Hamlin, CommerceHub CEO. "We welcome the opportunity to assist Overstock.com in expanding its product offerings by reliably connecting with new drop-ship suppliers."

About CommerceHub

CommerceHub is the industry's leading provider of fulfillment and integration solutions for retailers and wholesale distribution companies. With nearly a decade of experience working with Top 25 retailers, distribution supply chains and a wide array of major brand name suppliers, CommerceHub manages more than $4.5 billion in goods annually on behalf of such industry leaders as Costco, QVC, Staples, Circuit City, Meijer, drugstore.com, Ty's Toy Box, Kmart, Sears, Toys "R" Us, Walgreens, Dell, Toshiba, Sanyo, Minolta, Gateway and Little Tikes.

For information on the CommerceHub Supply-on-Demand platform, Universal Connection Hub and Drop-Ship Master visit www.commercehub.com.

About Overstock.com

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer offering brand-name merchandise at discount prices. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel. Overstock.com, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market System and can be found online at http://www.overstock.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Overstock.com's ability to rapidly bring on new suppliers and expand product selection using the CommerceHub platform. Overstock.com's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or any amendments thereto, and our other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections, estimates or forward-looking statements.

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