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QXL.com Partners with TescoNet

QXL.com announced Tuesday it has agreed to provide a co-branded auction page for TescoNet, the online service of the Tesco supermarket chain.

The deal with Tesco will give QXL.com a fixed presence on TescoNet's shopping pages, enabling shoppers to bid for consumer goods, holidays and services, or sell their own items online.

Jim Rose, chief executive officer, QXL.com, said the deal would give QXL access to TescoNet's 0.45 million registered customers across the U.K.

Steve Holford, TescoNet Manager, commented on QXL's great variety of online auctions, saying it was clearly the preferred partner in this sector of Internet commerce.

"We are confident that this partnership will benefit QXL.com and TescoNet and offer our users an interesting, extensive and innovative service," said Holford.

Tesco promotes TescoNet in all its stores, selling CD-ROMs to configure users' computers to access the free service for a nominal 50 pence (just under a dollar). As part of the agreement QXL.com will be able to market and promote itself on the TescoNet CD-ROMs.

QXL.com, which expanded its auction services into Eastern Europe during March 2000, now has sites in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Spain.