Orem, Utah – (The Hosting News) – October 30, 2006 – Web host, eCommerce and online marketing service provider for web professionals and small businesses, Affinity Internet, and product sourcing company, Doba, have initiated a new e-commerce tool, for online retail businesses.
The Push to Marketplace tool was developed to combine the ValueWeb WebStore solution, powered by Affinity, with the expansive Doba product catalog, to facilitate product sales through the WebStore platform. Finding the right products to sell, and populating a web store with appropriate product marketing information has traditionally been time-consuming and complex. The Doba Push to Marketplace tool helps eliminate this hurdle by incorporating the Doba product catalog with Affinity’s best-of-class WebStore.
According to the company, Doba members will now be able to upload any of the more than 250,000 wholesale products available through the Doba product-sourcing platform directly to a ValueWeb WebStore with just a few clicks. The integration between services eliminates the need for members to copy and paste descriptions, images, and other product information from the Doba product catalog to an Affinity e-commerce site. Once merchandise is uploaded onto a WebStore, merchants can manage their inventory flow from the ValueWeb site.
Jim Collins, CEO of Affinity explained, ” We are dedicated to helping small businesses utilize the Internet to expand and grow their commerce. This unique tool will save our members time and will make it even easier for them to place thousands of wholesale products directly into their WebStore.”
As one of the largest drop shipping companies in the industry, Doba gives its customers the freedom to make profits without holding and paying for inventory. Doba connects members to a host of suppliers who offer a reliable, consistent source of popular products that are available to be drop shipped directly from the supplier to the end consumer. The Push to Marketplace tool is available to all Doba and ValueWeb members and can be added to an existing membership for just $14.95/month.
Affinity, provides small-and medium-sized businesses with the ability to create professional, full-featured online storefronts that include sophisticated shopping cart and inventory management functionality, as well as provide customized branding and store domain names. Affinity’s brands include: ValueWeb, for web design, eCommerce hosting (www.valueweb.com) and online marketing solutions and Gate.com, the cutting-edge UNIX and Windows web hosting (www.gate.com) service.
Awards and Certifications for Affinity include:
- One of Inc.500’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Nation for 2005
- 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500
- 2003 PC Magazines Editors Choice: Best eCommerce Solution
- 2000 PC Magazine’s Editors Choice: Best eCommerce Solution
- Microsoft Certified Gold Partner
- Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Google Certified Company
- ScanAlert’s HackerSafe Certification
Affinity’s co-brand and private-label partner programs are designed to enable service providers and Internet brands to extend value proposition to include feature-rich web site, ecommerce and online marketing services and applications. Affinity’s services are supported by its customer service ”success guides” featuring knowledgeable consultants with a passion for serving small businesses and a dedication to ensuring their growth and success. Affinity Internet Inc. also owns and operates several industry leading web and application hosting brands, including ValueWeb, Gate.com, WinSave, BigStep, SiteHosting, and SkyNetWeb.
For more information about Affinity Internet, please visit: www.affinity.com.