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.

"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, 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 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, provides us with a cost-effective way to reach our target audience."

Launched in June 2002, ( is a comprehensive Shopping Portal dedicated to bringing together the shoppers and sellers of Puget Sound, in one exciting, comprehensive, user-friendly destination. 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 (

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