June 2, 2004
NexTag Goes Global With Launch of Comparison Shopping Site for the United Kingdom
Web Site To Assist UK Online Shoppers Find the Best Prices for Products From Top British Retailers.
San Mateo, CA (June 2, 2004)
NexTag®, a leading online comparison shopping service, today announced that it is expanding internationally with the launch of NexTag UK (www.nextag.co.uk), a UK-based version of NexTag's popular U.S. comparison shopping engine. NexTag UK provides British online shoppers with the best prices for products in categories like consumer electronics, computer products, home appliances, and mobile phones. The site currently features products from more than 50 British retailers, including Dabs.com, Ebuyer, Savastore, 24-7 Electrical, Electric Shop, PC Nextday, and Planet Micro. NexTag UK will continue to roll-out additional retailers and product categories over the next several months.
"Dabs.com is excited at the prospect of working with NexTag UK and we have been following the success they have achieved in the U.S. for retailers," said Jonathan Wall, marketing director of Dabs.com. "We look forward to working with them in the UK and see a lot of untapped opportunity for our own business, as well as our consumers who are looking for products quickly and at the best price."
"NexTag UK is an exciting part of our strategic growth plan and is another step we are taking to expose online shoppers and retailers around the world to our easy-to-use comparison shopping service," said Purnendu Ojha, CEO and co-founder of NexTag. "Both consumers and retailers in the United Kingdom are embracing online shopping, and we are focused on achieving the same level of growth and success in the UK as we have in the United States."
Over the past twelve months, NexTag has grown to become a leading comparison shopping site in the United States. In March 2004, traffic to its web site reached a record 8.7 million unique visitors . Since its launch in 1999, NexTag has helped consumers comparison shop in dozens of product and service categories from more than 3,000 well-known retailers. Retailer interest in NexTag's highly qualified traffic and performance-based pricing has allowed the number of merchant partners to grow at an annual rate of 300% in the United States and NexTag UK is adding new retailers on a daily basis.
"We look forward to forging new relationships with prominent UK merchants," adds Mark Bradley, Vice President of Sales at NexTag. "We have proven ourselves to be a very effective partner for our U.S. retailers and we believe that we will provide the same valuable ROI and lead volume to UK-based retailers."
About NexTag NexTag, The Search Engine for Shoppers (SM), is the fastest way to compare prices online. The company's unique technology, including fast and relevant product search results, TruePrice, and product price histories, enables shoppers to quickly compare prices of millions of products from thousands of online stores. NexTag's highly qualified traffic and performance-based pricing makes it an extremely efficient sales channel for retailers, manufacturers and individuals. Launched in 1999 by two Stanford graduates, Purnendu Ojha and Rafael Ortiz, NexTag is a privately held company based in San Mateo, California. For more information, go to www.nextag.com.
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