PriceRunner Signs Ten Premier Retailers
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2006--ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) today announced that PriceRunner, its award-winning comparison shopping engine, has signed ten notable new retailers to its merchant program. These top merchants selected PriceRunner because of the site's ability to provide a consistent flow of high-quality, in-market consumers, resulting in an attractive and dependable return-on-investment. In turn, PriceRunner users are given a vast selection of product choices, and the opportunity to shop and compare prices for those products at many of the industry's most frequented retail sites, all from a single location. Although in the U.S. for only 18 months, PriceRunner has solidified its reputation by delivering high-converting consumers to its retail partners. PriceRunner's performance is highlighted by Steven Roth, senior product manager for Channel Intelligence, the leading provider of data solutions for manufacturers and retailers, who states, "We work with all the top shopping comparison engines, and PriceRunner's conversion rates consistently rank in the top-third."
The most recent leading online retailers to select PriceRunner as a strategic shopping search partner include Circuit City, Office Depot, Home Depot, PC Mall, Newegg.com, Toshiba, Apple, JC Penney, Skechers and the Home Shopping Network.
"PriceRunner's great mix of reputation, history, quality of traffic, and service is making it a standard addition to the marketing plans of leading U.S. online retailers, just as it has been in Europe for years," said Martin Andersen, general manager of PriceRunner U.S. "As part of ValueClick, PriceRunner has the resources to provide advanced comparison shopping technology, access to large-scale reach and the staying power to build relationships and long-running programs with our merchant partners."
PriceRunner's business model includes listing the lowest prices first and including both online and offline retailers. This attracts more buyers who are at the "point-of-sale," which translates to high sales conversion ratios. With access to over 75 percent of the U.S. internet users every month through the ValueClick Media network, PriceRunner provides participating merchants tremendous reach into untapped markets of shopping consumers.
PriceRunner is an internationally acclaimed comparison shopping engine that provides consumers with easy access to comprehensive buying information on a wide variety of products. PriceRunner aggregates product details, user and expert product reviews, retailer ratings, as well as the best available prices in one convenient location. PriceRunner distinguishes itself from other comparison shopping engines by including prices from both online and offline retailers providing consumers with the broadest price comparisons and always lists the lowest price first. PriceRunner's goal is to provide consumers with the ability to make an informed and confident buying decision. PriceRunner is a ValueClick, Inc. company. For more information: www.pricerunner.com.
About ValueClick, Inc
ValueClick, Inc. (Nasdaq:VCLK) is one of the world's largest online marketing companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. ValueClick's performance-based solutions allow customers to reach their potential through multiple online marketing channels, including affiliate and search marketing, display advertising, lead generation, ad serving and email technology, and comparison shopping. ValueClick brands include Commission Junction, ValueClick Media, Mediaplex and PriceRunner. For more information, please visit www.valueclick.com.
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