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Online shopping service signed a partner deal with, a provider of consumer product information on the Web, and will integrate product reviews written by consumers into its Web site.

In turn, now features's "shop by request" service as a shopping alternative on its network of sites.

"Our relationship with allows to deliver high-caliber product reviews to the largest 'shop by request' audience," said Max Mancini, chief executive officer of

"We are pleased to create a better shopping experience for our users by connecting them with merchants who sell the product they have researched using's network of product enthusiast communities." customers can read abstracts that feature quotes and ratings from's members. Currently, is providing customers with reviews for audio, digital camera, DVD and computing products and will soon expand into other categories. users have access to's "shop by request" service, which allows customers to find exactly what they want without having to spend time and effort clicking through search engine results or searching auction sites.

Instead, customers submit an anonymous request in their own words with their purchase criteria, and sellers respond directly through email. The customers are never obligated to buy, and their identity is only revealed when they choose to contact the seller directly. connects customers with sellers in more than 3,000 categories.