The agreement calls for ShopNow.com to build and maintain a co-branded
shopping destination on the About.com Shopping Channel.
About.com’s users will have access to most of ShopNow.com’s 29,000 merchants.
ShopNow.com will have access to About.com’s network of 7.2 million unique
users. Financial terms include a multi-year, multimillion-dollar payment to
About.com. Specifics were not disclosed.
“The agreement with
ShopNow.com is an important step in our broader e-commerce strategy,” said Scott Kurnit, chairman and CEO of About.com.
“About.com shares our vision of creating a world-class Internet commerce
architecture,” said Dwayne Walker, president and CEO of
ShopNow.com. “The 29,000 merchants on ShopNow.com and extensive network of
destinations on About.com will enable us to create a premier shopping
About.com’s network includes 650 targeted environments, each overseen by a