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Interactive Buyers Network Offers E-Commerce "Publisher"

Interactive Buyers Network International Ltd. launched a new Publisher product to complement the company's Virtual SOURCE Network.

Virtual SOURCE Publisher was developed by WPG.Net, a company that was recently acquired by IBNL. It allows anyone to build a commerce-ready Web site and includes a toolbox of options including access to Virtual SOURCE Network.

A Web tour is available here. Publisher clients include The Home Depot and Big A Auto. Pricing was not disclosed.

The Virtual SOURCE Network is a proprietary software system designed to enhance business-to-business electronic commerce. Buyers use it to obtain competitive bids in response to RFQs. Sellers use it to enhance sales opportunities and provide product and pricing information to customers.

"The publishing tool adds a new dimension; it's like a powerful folder that can be filled with Internet Commerce options. We now have solutions for our clients that are designed with flexibility to meet the demands of large and small operations," said Robert 'Jay' McShirley, chief executive officer of IBNL.

The system operates through modem or Internet access. Users of the system pay a nominal yearly subscription fee.