Cyberian Outpost, Lycos Europe in E-Commerce Partnership
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In what the companies are billing as the largest e-commerce agreement involving computer merchandising, Net retailer Cyberian Outpost Inc. has been named the exclusive hardware and software seller on Europe's 12 Lycos Bertelsmann Web sites.
The one-year agreement calls for Lycos Bertelsmann to receive exclusive license payment and share profits from Cyberian Outpost for each transaction generated by the 12 Lycos Bertelsmann Web sites. Full financial details were not disclosed.
The European sites, which are a joint venture between Waltham, MA-based Lycos Inc. and German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG., are located in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
Cyberian Outpost, based in Kent CT, will offer 120,000 hardware and software products in its online inventory. They will be offered at U.S. prices, which translates into a discount to European consumers, the company said.
The company secured deals with TechWave Inc. to sell 50,000 computer, software, and peripheral products from BuySoftware.com, and with ONSALE, Inc. to offer a live feed of current ONSALE auctions for desktop computers, laptops, printers, modems, monitors, scanners, video cards, and digital cameras.