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eCom eCom.com Acquires Swap and Shop

eCom eCom.com Inc. acquired the Swap and Shop Web site, the latest addition to its new Trading Club concept. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Trading Club is a full- service online trading facility. Swap and Shop enables members to post notices of items that they would like to trade for other goods.

With this added ability to swap their goods, club members are now armed with three different venues for personal electronic commerce--a silent auction, a newspaper classified advertising format and the new forum for swapping.

Under development is a storefront Web site that provides an opportunity for visual display of merchandise offered for sale at a set price. This virtual store would be available to all Trading Club members, but it is expected to be particularly attractive to small business customers. Company officials also said they are planning to experiment with a live auction conducted via the Internet.

An annual membership fee of $36 earns club members the right to unlimited use of all Trading Club venues. eCom eCom.com is the parent company to the eCom eCom Trading Club and the US Amateur Sports Company. US Amateur Sports owns USA Performance Products Inc., a paintball manufacturer, and it is developing USA SportsNet, an Internet portal to provide amateur athletes access to sports information, products and services.