Digital River Extends and Broadens E-Commerce Agreement with Uniblue Systems
Adds global e-commerce capabilities and affiliate program to Uniblue’s e-commerce operation
MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 9, 2006 -- Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, today announced that it extended its e-commerce agreement with Uniblue Systems, a leading provider of utility, and backup and recovery management software for the SoHo and SMB markets. Based on the agreement, Digital River will add new global e-commerce capabilities to Uniblue’s e-commerce site to further support the online marketing, sale and delivery of Uniblue’s software programs, including WinBackup™, WinTasks™, Registry Booster™ and SpeedUpMyPC™. The enhanced site, which is scheduled to launch during the fall of 2006, will be located at www.uniblue.com.
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Uniblue, a company that has become one of our key clients,” said Don Peterson, Digital River’s senior vice president of global client development. “We will continue to leverage our global e-commerce and marketing expertise to help Uniblue create localized buying experiences for its worldwide customer base and further expand its online sales opportunities.”
By implementing Digital River’s global e-commerce capabilities and tools, Uniblue can create a global footprint and enable online shoppers to view its upcoming site in multiple European and Asia Pacific languages. In addition, customers will be able to make their software purchases using local currencies and regionally-preferred payment methods. To help Uniblue create multiple online sales channels for its software, Digital River also will launch an affiliate program for Uniblue through the Digital River oneNetwork™ online marketplace.
“Digital River has played an important role in helping Uniblue accomplish aggressive online growth objectives,” said Jon Malmberg, sales vice president for Uniblue. “By capitalizing on Digital River’s strategic marketing programs, particularly its remote control marketing tools, and direct and indirect online sales channels, we’ve nearly tripled our online sales during the past year.”
About Uniblue Systems
Uniblue Systems develops and markets protection and recovery solutions for small and medium sized businesses, large enterprises, home-based businesses, and home users. Since 2003, Uniblue has been creating intuitive, innovative, and flexible data protection and recovery software to ensure that business data assets are valued and protected. Uniblue Systems is a leader of backup and recovery management solutions. Small and medium sized businesses all throughout the globe are deploying WinBackup to help protect their data assets reliably while minimizing their total cost of ownership. Uniblue delivers a similar suite of products to home users. For more information visit http://www.uniblue.com/.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors and online retailers. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in major U.S. cities as well as Cologne, Germany; London, England; Shannon, Ireland; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call 952-253-1234.
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, such as statements containing the words, “will,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” and similar words. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: the Company’s limited operating history and variability of operating results; competition in the electronic commerce market; the ability of the Company to build and launch a global e-commerce site for Uniblue Systems and support the global online marketing, sale and digital delivery of Uniblue’s software products; the market’s acceptance of such offerings; and other risk factors referenced in the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Digital River is a registered trademark and oneNetwork is a trademark of Digital River, Inc. Uniblue, WinBackup, WinTasks, SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster and Quick Access are trademarks of Uniblue Systems Ltd. All other company and product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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