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ECI Announces Capabilities for Users of S.P. Richards Enhanced E-Content

13 Mar, 2009

ECI Announces Capabilities for Users of S.P. Richards Enhanced E-Content

Smyrna, GA  (March 2009)  - S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today that ECI announced new capabilities for ecInteractive and dForce 2 users of S.P. Richards Enhanced E-Content.

ECI has launched the ability for dealers using S.P. Richards Enhanced E-Content and search to upload custom items and also to apply custom search rankings. This improved functionality is also being worked on for DealerStation and dForce 1 websites with an expected launch in late March.

Paul Gatens, SPR Director of Marketing Information Department commented on the new capabilities, “This is welcome news for dealers who’ve been waiting to upload their unique products into the SPR Enhanced search and also to have the capability of influencing the search rankings.  Enabling these features provides dealers both sales and margin opportunities.” 

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, cleaning and breakroom supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several private label lines under the brand names of Lorell, Integra, Sparco, Genuine Joe, Nature Saver, Compucessory, and Elite Image. The company operates 43 Distribution Centers in the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S. and Canada through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2008 revenues of $11.0 billion.

ECi (eCommerce Industries, Inc.) is a leading provider of ‘best-in-industry’ business management and e-commerce systems software for growing and mid-size companies. ECi has specialized in growth-empowering software solutions for global micro-niche vertical businesses for more than 30 years. ECi’s solutions are known for a combination of technological innovation, top-ranked customer support and business consultancy that fuel the expansion and efficiency of every aspect of companies’ operations in retail and distribution-oriented industries such as office supplies, design, machines, lumber/building materials, hardware and jan/san. For more information visit www.eci2.com, or call (800) 959-3367.

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