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,
SeattleShoppingGuide.com, located at www.seattleshoppingguide.com.
Unlike a city directory, SeattleShoppingGuide.com 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.
SeattleShoppingGuide.com 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.
Unlike any city directory, SeattleShoppingGuide.com 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
"Special Offers," the second feature, gives merchants the opportunity
to offer specials exclusive to SeattleShoppingGuide.com 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.
"Our mission is to create an exciting, relevant and comprehensive destination
that creates a mutually beneficial interaction between shoppers and merchants," said NeOmi Evans, President of USA Internet Inc.
"Because USA Internet focuses on Internet marketing, SeattleShoppingGuide.com gives merchants of all sizes and budgets the ability
to target customers effectively and update them with timely information on specials and promotions. Consumers benefit by getting advance
discount information not found on any other resource."
Though the site has just launched, its unique approach has caught the attention
of several local merchants, including the Washington Athletic Club, The Alexis Hotel, Seattle Boat Charters, The Boreas Inn, Payroll
Solutions Inc., Emerald City Charters, Marci Jewelry of Bellevue, Delta Whistler Resorts of Whistler, B.C. and Barcelino men's clothier,
all who have signed up as customers.
"We selected SeattleShoppingGuide.com because it provides our potential and
existing customers with a user-friendly, easy to navigate shopping portal that quickly allows them to search for and find the kinds
of products and services we offer," said Robert Browning, Regional Manager of Barcelino. "As a premier shopping destination
on the Internet, SeattleShoppingGuide.com provides us with a cost-effective way to reach our target audience."
Launched in June 2002, SeattleShoppingGuide.com (www.SeattleShoppingGuide.com)
is a comprehensive Shopping Portal dedicated to bringing together the shoppers and sellers of Puget Sound, in one exciting, comprehensive,
user-friendly destination. SeattleShoppingGuide.com showcases Puget Sound businesses and merchants of all types and sizes, from traditional
merchants to the area's most unique stores.
About USA Internet Inc.
Founded in 2001, USA Internet Inc. is a full service media communications
company focusing on online marketing, sales, advertising and e-commerce services. The company also provides small business Internet
services including complete Website design and development services, Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration services, e-commerce, e-business
solutions and online marketing solutions at very affordable rates. Our focus is constantly on the needs of our customers and online
users. Other USA Internet properties include MALL INTERNET (www.mall-internet.com).
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