Autoweb.com Opens Online Superstore

Autoweb.com launched the
Autoweb.com Automotive Superstore, a virtual shopping center offering a range
of automotive products and services.


The store will provide consumers with a variety of resources related to
buying, selling, financing, insuring, repairing and maintaining a vehicle. The
store’s anchor “tenant” will be book superseller BarnesandNoble.com, which
will provide automotive-related literature and reference material.


In addition to third-party brands, the Autoweb.com Automotive Superstore also
will feature its own branded products and services, such as Roadside Rescue, a
24-hour roadside emergency assistance program launched by the company last
month. Roadside Rescue provides consumers with roadside assistance as well as
planning trips and ordering maps online.


The company said it plans to bring a variety of additional automotive service
vendors and products, including car accessories, to its virtual mall in the
future.


Founded in November 1994, Autoweb.com is an online brand for new and used
cars, offering a network of dealers.


The company has several strategic partnerships and affiliations with Yahoo!,
State Farm Insurance, NationsBank, C NET’s Search.com, Netscape
Communications, Lycos, and Car and Driver Online.

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