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Pacific Access Launches B2B Community Network

Online directory service developer Pacific Access has made a play for the business-to-business market, with the launch of an Australian buyers and sellers network based on the Yellow Pages Online site.

The vertical market space is the product of an exclusive deal between Pacific Access and Phillipines-based international importer and exporter community Global Sources.

The Yellow Pages Business to Business site will provide local business with a gateway to this trading network.

The alliance is part of Pacific Access' move to providing an internationally-linked transactional hub, complete with information, contact and e-commerce solutions for businesses.

The Australian Sources gateway will exist as a searchable catalogue of businesses, supported by individual Web sites for each supplier.

In addition to these free and more generic listing services, advertisers can also use their businesses via custom-built online catalogues.

The idea is to allow businesses to offer a growing network of buyers all of the information they need at one source, according to Pacific Access acting group manager for new media, Ian Leuchars.

Global Sources has networks in China, Thailand and South Africa, and generates more than 48,000 sales enquiries per week.

The network also services retailers such as Hitachi, Siemens, NEC, Coles Myer and Woolworths.