COMPANY BACKGROUND is owned and operated by USA Internet Inc. USA Internet Inc. is a privately held Seattle, Washington-based Internet company founded in 2001. The company's focus is on online Marketing, Sales, Advertising and E-commerce services and develops Online Shopping Marketplaces, Web Marketing Channels, E-Business sites. USA Internet Inc. is also a full service Internet company providing companies with a range of affordable Small Business Internet services including complete Web Design and Development services, Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration services, e-commerce, e-business solutions and online marketing solutions. In addition to, which was launched in June of 2002, the company also launched MALL INTERNET ( in late 1999. The company also has plans to launch several properties in the future.

As an Internet company, USA Internet is committed to continually adapting to changes in the market and is poised to quickly leverage the phenomenal opportunities that the Internet's growth will bring. The organization is focused on creating relevant, diverse, customer-oriented properties that will make a powerful impact on specific target audiences. The company and its properties are focused on helping merchants and other companies create, market and sustain winning business relationships (both online and off) that provide symbiosis between the Web user and the business provider in a dynamic, comprehensive one stop destination that offers buyers and sellers ultimate access to each other 24 hours a day.
As the first Seattle-oriented Internet property of USA Internet Inc., there's nothing like in the region. It is not just a search engine. Or just a city directory, like City Search or It isn't just a local Internet version of the Yellow Pages, either. Those services are focused on entertainment, movies and weekend activities. USA Internet, however, has created to encompass the best of these things - but with an exclusive focus on commerce - and shopping. Seattle's first Internet shopping portal exclusively dedicated to help consumers find merchants and to assist merchants in reaching existing and potential customers, it is designed for those who travel to, work or reside in the greater Seattle area and its surrounding Puget Sound communities.

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New Internet ``Market-Plex'' Opens Its Doors in Seattle

In Time for Tourist Season, Site Offers Consumers Exclusive Specials Not Found Anywhere Else, Higher Quality Information and Access to Area Merchants

SEATTLE, WA- June, 2002-- With signs of a growing economy and merchants ramping up for the summer shopping season, Internet media company USA Internet Inc. launches its dynamic shopping portal,, located at

Unlike a city directory, is exclusively dedicated to the interactive, "high touch" nature of shopping.

The announcement comes at a good time. According to Nielsen/NetRatings, an Internet measurement service, online spending reached a high of $8.3 billion by the end of 2001, with nearly 75 percent of adult Internet surfers spending time shopping, comparing prices, or gathering product information online. promises consumers and businesses an unparalleled shopping experience with more comprehensive access to the area's diverse merchant community. Merchants range from unique shops with a local following, to more recognized names like the Washington Athletic Club and Office Depot. The site is organized into three sections: the Main Directory, a powerful search engine of local merchants; a Neighborhood Shopping directory; and eight Premier Shopping Guides, covering such areas as B2B shopping, health, entertainment, retail and travel and vacation.

Unique Features
Unlike any city directory, is focused on building relationships and brand loyalty. The site will provide unique and powerful incentives for both consumer and merchant through two significant features. The first feature is the "Spotlight Section," which gives merchants a full page of premium positioning on the site, complete with full color photographs, mission statement and extended company or product profiles. The "Spotlight Section" is the equivalent of a magazine cover story. With their exclusive position on the page, "Spotlight" merchants are guaranteed maximum visibility.

"Special Offers," the second feature, gives merchants the opportunity to offer specials exclusive to visitors. This section, which provides merchants a full page for their listing, helps merchants to build relationships with their customers through cost-saving information on exclusive specials, advance notices on sale items and discounts not available anywhere else.

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- TECH BRIEFS--June, 2002

" ...Seattle-based USA Internet Inc. has launched a new shopping Web site at to match consumers with local merchants..."

- New shopping Web site launched for Puget Sound

Martha Modeen; The News Tribune--June, 2002

SEATTLE-USA Internet Inc. announced Tuesday the launch of a new Puget Sound-area online shopping guide,

The directory offers consumers access to area merchants, from one-of-a-kind shops to familiar stores such as Nordstrom. The site features
a search engine of merchants, a neighborhood shopping directory and eight guides, covering such topics as entertainment, retail and travel.

Eastside Journal
- New shopping portal--June, 2002

SEATTLE -- USA Internet Inc. has launched a new shopping portal, The site offers a directory of neighborhood merchants, and online shopping opportunities arranged by category, including business-to-business, health, entertainment, retail, travel and vacation. Participating merchants include the Washington Athletic Club and Office Depot.

(Channel 5)--June, 2002

Features on KING-TV, Channel 5, Puget Sounds # 1 television station in all time slots. featured on Morning News broadcast with TV anchor Alan Schauffler, broadcast on June 18.
(Star 101.5 Radio)--June, 2002 was featured on "Business Update" afternoon broadcast.


Seattle Shopping Guide

1411 4th Ave, Suite 1301
Seattle, WA 9810
ph: (206) 254-0333

Steve McLean
Public Relations

ph: (206) 254-0333


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