Digital River, Inc. (Nasdaq:DRIV), a global leader in
e-commerce outsourcing, today announced a call for entries for its 2004 ICE
Awards(SM) – an acronym for Internet Commerce Excellence. The awards recognize
Digital River clients that are putting its e-commerce best practices to work in
creative new ways to drive revenues and efficiencies through their online
stores. Digital River’s ICE Awards will be presented to clients during a
ceremony at the company’s Network Summit scheduled for May 5-6, 2004, at the
Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach, California.
“As the gold standard for creating a superior online customer experience
continues to rise, clients are increasingly recognizing the importance of
e-commerce best practices to managing their online businesses,” said Joel
Ronning, Digital River’s CEO. “By applying e-commerce best practices to
technology use, site design, e-marketing, customer service, international
localization and other important e-commerce operations, our clients can reduce
the risk and guesswork in generating traffic, driving conversion rates, building
customer loyalty and ultimately increasing online profits.”
Digital River clients, ranging in size from small businesses to large
enterprises, can enter the ICE Awards by completing and submitting a nomination
form. Entries will be accepted and awards presented in the following categories:
Best Product Launch, Best Network Marketing Campaign, Best Promotional
Performance, Best International E-Commerce Strategy, Best Online Performance by
a Retailer and Best Use of Technology on a Remote Control Platform.
“Digital River’s ICE Awards represent standards in e-commerce excellence,
which serve not only the award winners, but also their customers,” said Ed
McGuiggan, Scansoft, Inc.’s, director of programs marketing. “By working with
Digital River and leveraging its e-commerce best practices, we’ve been able to
create a superior online shopping experience, more excitement around our product
launches, added operational efficiencies and an improved bottom line.”
Nomination forms and qualification rules for the Digital River ICE Awards are
available online at http://www.digitalriver.com/corporate/ice/. All entries must
be received at Digital River by April 12, 2004. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and
manages online businesses for nearly 34,000 companies worldwide. Its e-commerce
solution and infrastructure are designed to help companies of all sizes maximize
online revenues as well as cut the costs and reduce the risks associated with
running an e-commerce operation. The Digital River(R) international e-commerce
suite includes site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention,
site merchandising, reporting and analytics, product fulfillment, e-marketing
and multi-lingual customer service. Digital River’s clients include 3M, ACT!,
Autodesk, H&R Block, Motorola, Novell, Staples.com and Symantec.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices
throughout the United States and in Europe. For more details about Digital
River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call 952-253-1234.
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