June 5, 2007 Thefind.com and ChannelAdvisor Announce Strategic Partnership
ChannelAdvisor Offers Online Retailers Integrated Support for TheFind.com, a Discovery Shopping Engine That Offers Free Listings to Retailers
Research Triangle Park, NC – June, 5 2007 – ChannelAdvisor, a leader in on-demand solutions and services that enables retailers to optimize their e-commerce sales strategies and TheFind.com, a leading discovery shopping engine, announced today that the companies have partnered to bring online retailers’ merchandise to TheFind.com by leveraging ChannelAdvisor’s ShoppingAdvisor(TM) platform. The partnership allows TheFind’s merchant partners to list products free of charge and make them easily searchable at www.thefind.com.
Through this partnership, ShoppingAdvisor now allows retailers to seamlessly distribute their merchandise information via TheFind.com, in addition to over 40 other integrated shopping engines, all from one data source. Retailers benefit in two major ways: ease of implementation via ShoppingAdvisor, and marketing cost efficiency derived from free listings on TheFind.com.
By adding TheFind.com to its growing list of integrated shopping engines, ChannelAdvisor continues the tradition of joining the ShoppingAdvisor platform with the best and most popular shopping engines available today.
“The partnership between TheFind and ChannelAdvisor is a natural fit because by integrating ChannelAdvisor’s world-class product, ShoppingAdvisor, with our powerful product search technology, retailers can start realizing sales from TheFind as quickly as possible,” says Siva Kumar, Co-founder and CEO of TheFind.com. “An easy integration into TheFind.com’s free listings is now a reality for our merchant partners.”
“This partnership enhances our list of top quality shopping engines, enabling our merchants to gain even more visibility and in turn, more revenue out of their relationship with ChannelAdvisor,” says Scot Wingo, Chief Executive Officer of ChannelAdvisor. “With TheFind.com’s unique approach to offering free listings, retailers will immediately benefit from their participation.”
TheFind.com debuted in October 2006 as a discovery shopping search engine that delivers a comprehensive, relevant and visually compelling shopping experience optimized for lifestyle products. Unlike traditional comparison shopping sites, TheFind.com provides the largest product selection emphasizing leading styles, brands and stores and the ability to browse and search for similar items. TheFind.com crawls the entire Web, using its “Product Ranking Engine” technology to rank more than 170 million products from more than 500,000 stores. The result is that any search will return custom-catalog results where consumers can search-to-browse and intelligently navigate the web’s massive product offerings. TheFind.com, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is backed by the leading venture capital firms Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.thefind.com.