Nordstrom.com Selects AltaVista Search Engine


Nordstrom.com signed an agreement with AltaVista Business Solutions
allowing the department store e-commerce site to employ AltaVista Search
Engine 3.0 to let customers search for products.


Web search firm AltaVista Co. is a majority-owned operating unit of CMGI Inc.


Financial terms of
the deal were not disclosed.


“As we continue to add more to our online selection, we want to ensure that
our customers can quickly find what they want,” said Paul Onnen, chief
technology officer at Nordstrom.com. “AltaVista’s search technology is
proven, easy to implement and enhances our customers’ online experience
through the delivery of immediate, customized search results.”


“An e-commerce site is not complete unless it provides customers with
powerful search technology that delivers exactly what they’re looking for
quickly and easily,” said Dan Stickel, vice president and general manager at
AltaVista Company. “AltaVista’s search technology delivers the speed,
scalability and customizability that Nordstrom.com needs ”


AltaVista Business Solutions licenses AltaVista search engine products and
hosted services to e-commerce companies, portals and global enterprises and
has more than 850 customers worldwide.

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