ALIBRIS JOINS BUY.COM'S MARKETPLACE TO OFFER MILLIONS OF NEW, USED AND RARE BOOKS
Buy.com customers can now access Alibris's network of thousands of independent book sellers worldwide
EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 25, 2010 – Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, today announced it has joined leading online retailer Buy.com's fast-growing retail Marketplace. Buy.com customers now can enjoy an expanded literary offering with direct access to 2.9 million new, hard-to-find, collectible and used books in the Alibris catalog, with millions more books available later this year.
"Buy.com is always looking for new ways to offer customers the widest selection of products at the best prices, and one way we achieve this robust catalog is through our industry-leading Marketplace of third-party sellers," said Neel Grover, CEO and president of Buy.com. "With the Alibris relationship, shoppers can enjoy great savings on a wider selection of books – and support independent booksellers – without ever having to leave the Buy.com site."
Buy.com customers will benefit from Alibris's vast selection, competitive prices and convenient marketplace shopping experience. To integrate Alibris book sales on Buy.com, Alibris is using its E-commerce Integration Framework, an XML-based technology that enables partners to offer Alibris items for sale on their e-commerce-enabled sites.
"Our independent booksellers asked us to help them sell more books," said Brian Elliott, President and CEO of Alibris. "Our partnership with Buy.com achieves that goal by providing our sellers with access to the millions of eager shoppers who already flock to Buy.com in search of a wide variety of products at competitive prices."
Alibris is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles. Read more about Alibris.
With more than 12 million customers, Buy.com is a leading retail marketplace, focused on providing its customers with a rewarding shopping experience and a broad selection of high-quality technology and entertainment retail goods at everyday low prices. Buy.com offers millions of products in a range of categories, including consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, cell phones, books, music, dvds, games, toys, bags, fragrance, home and outdoor, baby, jewelry, shoes, apparel and sporting goods. Founded in June of 1997, Buy.com is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. Buy.com® and The Internet Superstore™ are trademarks of Buy.com Inc. Buy.com currently competes with retailers or manufacturers such as Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Dell.
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