9th Square, a provider of e-commerce Web banner solutions, delivered its
E*Banner suite of products, offering banners that are designed to expand
click on them.
The company said E*Banners work at the
same speed as traditional banner advertisements and expand when users click on
them, transforming them into mini-sites that eliminate the loading time and
navigation issues associated with pop-up windows, while allowing consumers to
easily call up information or purchase products directly from the
Narrative Communications just came out
with a similar feature for Enliven 3.0.
“By turning ads into mini-commerce sites, E*Banners allow our customers to
build trust with online
consumers by making sure that they can transact real-time without moving to
another Web site, saving them the aggravation of navigating back or losing
their way,” said Tom Burgess, CEO of Newport, RI-based 9th Square. “At the
same time, advertisers have a new. . . more effective way to interact with
the rapidly growing community of online
The E*Banner suite also offers the ability for the consumer to interact with
an advertiser’s service representative using either a real-time chat feature
or by requesting an
immediate “call-back” by phone.
The full product suite includes:
- E*Banner–an expandable Web banner to sell products, exchange
information or advertise a brand.
- E*Banner Infostation–provides primary market research data for vendors.
- E*Banner Ministore–provides end-to-end electronic commerce to
merchants for individual product or service sales.
- E*Banner Service Center–provides customer service including
human contact by phone or sales rep chat.
- E* Server Advertising Server–described by the company as the “fastest ad
server in the industry.”
Design costs for an expanding E*Banner are generally under $5,000, the company
said. Per-sale revenue sharing would be considered, 9th Square said.