SOURCE: ShopLocal

June 11, 2008 11:29 ET

ShopLocal Expands Internationally, Bringing Interactive Print Catalogues to Consumers Online

Leading New South Wales (Australian) Electrical Retailer Bing Lee First Retailer Outside North America to Use ShopLocal's Award-Winning SmartCatalog Software

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - ShopLocal, the leader in multi-channel shopping and advertising services, today announced that it is expanding service beyond North America to Australia by working with leading New South Wales retailer Bing Lee in Australia, to transport its monthly print catalogues to the Internet. The 32-page May 2008 catalogue is now available in-store from a local Bing Lee store or online at

By using Shop Local SmartCatalog, Bing Lee provides a far more efficient online catalogue for shopping for local promotions for its consumers. Bing Lee customers can browse all product offerings in the catalogue via a more interactive platform that better assists them with their purchase decisions.

"We are excited that Bing Lee has chosen ShopLocal to post Bing Lee's first interactive print catalogue online for their many shoppers," said Vikram Sharma, CEO of ShopLocal. "Studies have shown that consumers are increasingly using the Internet to research the latest deals before they shop at their local store while spending less and we are pleased to participate in Bing Lee's first venture and our first client outside of North America."

About ShopLocal

ShopLocal, the leader in multi-channel shopping and advertising services, offers a complete suite of innovative solutions that connect advertisers and consumers -- online and in-store. ShopLocal's industry-leading SmartProduct business solutions (SmartCircular, SmartMedia, SmartDelivery and SmartCatalog) enable more than one hundred of the world's top retailers, including Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, CVS, Albertsons and Sears, to deliver highly interactive, targeted and localized promotions to shoppers via the Internet, mobile phones and any other digital environment.

The Company's consumer shopping site is the Web's leading multi-channel comparison shopping site, providing consumers with choice and control in their shopping experience by presenting millions of timely online and in-store offers on one easy to use site. powers multi-channel shopping for hundreds of major newspapers, online yellow pages and shopping sites, including Los Angeles Times, Arizona Republic, Miami Herald,, Switchboard and ShopLocal is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI). For more information, visit

About Bing Lee

Bing Lee is the largest privately held electrical business in NSW. Stores range geographically from Newcastle in the north to Canberra in the south. Bing Lee is the only Sydney-based electrical retailer to run a centralized warehouse. The business began when Bing Lee purchased an electrical repair business in Fairfield in 1957. Bing, together with his son, Ken turned the repair business in to electrical product retail and repair/installation business trading under the name Bing Lee.

ShopLocal,, SmartCircular, SmartCatalog, SmartMedia and SmartDelivery are trademarks of ShopLocal. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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