SUNCOM Telecommunications Inc. in Vancouver, BC said that its VirtualSellers.com signed an
exclusive marketing agreement with American Information Systems Inc. (AIS) to
market its services to more than 160,000 Web sites listed in AIS’ NetMall.
Under the terms of the agreement, VirtualSellers.com will be exclusively
promoted to NetMall merchants by AIS for the purpose of enabling transactions
and back-office operations including fraud prevention, invoicing and shipping
preparation. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.
“This agreement brings unparalleled exposure and opportunity for
VirtualSellers.com to market its services to a large audience,” said Dennis
Sinclair, chief executive officer of SUNCOM. “With over 160,000 Internet sites
at NetMall, we believe this is the largest agreement of its kind thus far.”
“If we enable just one percent of the qualifying NetMall Web sites (those that have products for
sale) VirtualSellers.com would be the largest e-commerce transaction service
provider for independent Web sites in the world,” said Stephen Meade, VirtualSellers.com’s president.
VirtualSellers.com provides businesses with a customized, secure, total
e-commerce solution. SUNCOM itself said it has made a transition from the low
margin long distance carrier business to a customer care provider, servicing
and outsourcing large users of inbound toll-free telephone numbers, handling
customer care and
concentrating on outsourcing of customer service facilities.
The recent creation of SUNCOM Internet and integration of VirtualSellers.com
allows SUNCOM to offer merchants both inbound toll-free telephone ordering and
Internet-based transaction processing services, the firm stated.