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NAME YOUR PRICE: Bargainclothing.com has partnered with Priceline.com to provide consumers with incentives to purchase discounted apparel at Bargainclothing’s site. Priceline’s WebHouse Club members who visit Bargainclothing.com and provide feedback by answering three survey questions earn cash-equivalent WebHouse tokens. The tokens are deposited into the customer’s Priceline account for use on any WebHouse Club grocery purchase at a guaranteed half price.
WebHouse members began accruing tokens Thursday.
Bargainclothing’s site, which sells women’s apparel at reduced prices, is divided into three stores, for casual, career and evening wear; juniors, and plus sizes.
NEW ALLIANCE: Hanover Direct Inc. and InfoSpace Inc. on Thursday inked a deal to sell proprietary merchandise from Hanover’s 13 online catalogs across InfoSpace’s affiliate client network of wireless devices and Web sites. Online brands in the Hanover portfolio include Silhouettes, International Male, Gump’s by Mail and Undergear.
In addition, Keystone Internet Services Inc., Hanover’s third party fulfillment and logistics provider, will make its services available to InfoSpace’s network of more than 300,000 merchants.
NAME CHANGE: Cybershop.com said Thursday it changed it’s name to GSV, Inc.
Kevin Miller, president, said in a statement, “The name change represents the transition to our broader vision of investing in, and developing, early stage Internet companies — a business model we believe will help maximize shareholder value.”
GSV will provide companies with management, marketing, financial and other business development expertise. In return, GSV will receive equity positions in those companies.
VIRTUAL VIEW: Mondera.com said last week it will host a virtual trunk show Tuesday for the press to preview its spring collection, which will be followed by a show for an exclusive group of customers on Wednesday.
The collection will feature 38 new pieces of jewelry and two watches, all bearing the Mondera.com brand. Company executives hosting the event will be available by conference call to provide detailed information about each design. Gemologists will also be available to answer questions by phone, e-mail or live chat.
CHADWICK’S SITED: Catalog company Chadwick’s of Boston has launched its Web site. Ken Burke, president and chief executive officer of Multimedia Live, the company that developed the Web site, said in a statement, “You will find no disconnect between their catalog and their Web site.”
The site lets Chadwick’s 20 million customer-base input item numbers from the print catalog to order online.
The same fulfillment system handles all orders however they are placed. According to Burke, Chadwick’s is using their spring catalogs and e-mail campaigns to refer customers to the new site.
EQUITY PARTNERS: GlobalNetXchange, the independent online retail exchange introduced Feb. 28, announced that German retailer METRO AG and British retail conglomerate J Sainsbury plc will join the e-business venture as equity partners.
The European retail giants join founding partners Sears, Roebuck and Co., Paris-based Carrefour and Oracle Corporation, in the developing Web-based business-to-business marketplace.
The four retailers account for a total of approximately $140 billion in annual purchases from more than 50,000 suppliers, partners and distributors worldwide.
While GlobalNetXchange will initially focus on Web-enabling its equity partners’ supply chain purchases, the company intends to offer the same services to all retailers globally. Using standard Web browsers, retailers and their suppliers will be able to capture savings through more efficient and strategic procurements of goods and services.