The deal with Tesco will give QXL.com a fixed presence on
TescoNet’s shopping pages, enabling shoppers to bid for
consumer goods, holidays and services, or sell their own
Jim Rose, chief executive officer, QXL.com, said the deal
would give QXL access to TescoNet’s 0.45 million registered
customers across the U.K.
Steve Holford, TescoNet Manager, commented on QXL’s great
variety of online auctions, saying it was clearly the preferred
partner in this sector of Internet commerce.
“We are confident that this partnership will benefit QXL.com and
TescoNet and offer our users an interesting, extensive and innovative
service,” said Holford.
Tesco promotes TescoNet in all its stores, selling CD-ROMs
to configure users’ computers to access the free service for
a nominal 50 pence (just under a dollar). As part of the
agreement QXL.com will be able to market and promote itself
on the TescoNet CD-ROMs.
QXL.com, which expanded its auction services into Eastern
Europe during March 2000, now has sites in the U.K., Germany,
France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Spain.