Microsoft Signs Auto Distribution Deals
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Under terms of an agreement with AutoSite, a vehicle research site, Carpoint's New Car Buying Service will be made available to AutoSite users, while online community Infospace will feature CarPoint as its exclusive provider of automotive listings.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
AutoSite visitors can click on a direct link to the CarPoint Web site where they can submit a purchase request, and get price quotes and other information from a local dealer, the company said.
Visitors to InfoSpace are able to view CarPoint's car listings and submit requests for dealer price quotes and other information pertaining to new-car purchases.
"InfoSpace is known for bringing consumers and vendors together through its classifieds and electronic commerce directories," said Naveen Jain, president and CEO of InfoSpace. "Working with Microsoft CarPoint will give visitors to our Web site a fast, easy way to find the information about new- and used-car purchases directly from a PC desktop."
Microsoft CarPoint is an end-to-end automobile research and buying Web service.