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ECI² processes $111.34 million in e-commerce transactions for January

8 Mar, 2005

ECI² processes $111.34 million in e-commerce transactions for January

eCommerce Industries Inc. (ECI²), an industry-specific information technology solutions for the office products, office machine, office furniture, jan/san, and industrial paper industries, announced record e-commerce transaction volumes for January, 2005. ECI² processed $111.34 million in e-commerce transactions for its customers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Based on current monthly transaction volumes, ECI²’s annualized run rate for e-commerce transactions is over $1.3 billion

“Distribution industries like jan/san and office products are turning to the Internet to drive costs out of their supply chains,” stated ECI² President Dan Pritchard. “We have seen an explosive growth in ECI²’s online business during the past few years, and we expect that to continue.

“That isn’t just good news for us; that ECI² processes over a billion dollars a year in transactions by independent dealers and distributors shows these companies are leveraging the Internet to reinvent themselves, compete more successfully, and increase their sales. At the same time, they are moving to Internet-based supplier transactions to lower costs and further improve their operations.”

Both independent office products dealers and jan/san and industrial paper distributors use ECI²’s fully integrated Web storefronts to accept customer orders and market their companies via the Internet. Office products dealers also use ECI²’s private supply network (PSN) to conduct online transactions with wholesalers, buying groups, and manufacturers.

Dealers and distributors seeking more information about ECI² e-commerce solutions or business system software contact the company at info@eci2.com or (866) 374-3219.

ECI² to Host North Central Regional Users Meeting

ECI² will host a regional users meeting in Chicago, IL this spring. The North Central Regional Users Meeting will be held April 8-9, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. The meeting is designed for customers of ECI² division Distribution Data Management Systems (DDMS) and will provide software training and seminars designed to help them better utilize their ECI² business system and e-commerce software.

The North Central Regional Users Meeting will offer discussions and high-level overview sessions for business owners and managers, along with operational training for key operators and previews of future software enhancements. General software training classes will be split into separate tracks for beginning and advanced users; scheduled topics include order entry, purchasing, general ledger, credit flow, reports for efficiency, and Dealer Station.

The meeting will also feature special classes for machine and equipment dealers, providing training on ECI² new graphical software, Ensite Pro™ Machines & Equipment Edition. Dealers will learn how to better utilize their DDMS business system software to manage sales and service of business machines and equipment. The machine and equipment classes will cover basic software setup, sales of machines and service contracts, contract and meter billings and renewals, service work orders, dispatching, and managing rentals, leases, and trade-ins. A new mobile dispatching solution will also be introduced at the meeting.

The meeting also offers a hands-on software lab where dealers can try the latest graphical applications and get answers to specific questions about the software.

The registration fee to attend each of the regional users meetings is $295 per person. Class curriculum and additional information about the North Central Regional Users Meeting is posted online at www.eci2.com. Dealers can also register for the meeting online.

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