Connection to eBay™ Customers to Transition to Auctionworks
NEW YORK and ATLANTA; Feb. 20, 2004 – Accenture (NYSE: CAN) and Auctionworks, a leading marketplace management services and software provider, have formed an alliance to offer enterprise customers services for selling new, excess, end-of-life, and refurbished products on eBay.
Customers currently using Accenture’s Connection to eBay service will be offered the opportunity to transition to Auctionworks, the largest provider of services to high-volume sellers on eBay. Going forward, Accenture will offer inventory liquidation services to its clients through Auctionworks.
“While Connection to eBay has been successful in attracting mid- to large-sized companies to eBay, it is clear that scale and market share are also critical success factors in this evolving marketplace. We are pleased to have formed an alliance with Auctionworks, an established and recognized leader in this space, and will offer Connection to eBay customers the opportunity to make a quick and easy transition to the Auctionworks service,” said Jack Wilson, chief executive – Business Process Outsourcing, Accenture.
“We are delighted that Accenture has formed an alliance with us to continue to offer leading-edge services to sell inventory on eBay,” said Alec Peters, founder and CEO of Auctionworks. “As one of the original providers of services and platforms to high-volume sellers on eBay, we have a significant track record and installed client base and are committed to delivering the most innovative and reliable e-commerce sales management platform available today.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 86,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$11.8 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2003. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Founded in 1999, and named an eBay Preferred Solution Provider in 2001, Auctionworks is the leading marketplace management software provider. Auctionworks gives online sellers the opportunity to manage, launch and sell inventory via multiple online channels through a single, central software product. Auctionworks specializes in helping customers easily and efficiently utilize online marketplaces as an additional channel to sell inventory and acquire new customer relationships. For more information, visit www.auctionworks.com.
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