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March 8, 2005 - Watertown, MA, the leading online marketplace for business purchasing, announced today the delivery of its two millionth sales lead to its supplier referral network of national and local suppliers of business products and services. Supplier partners of include companies such as Intuit, Konica Minolta, Mitsubishi, Paychex, Sharp and Toshiba.

Using's "Request for Quotes" (RFQ) online service, suppliers of business products and services receive timely, highly-targeted leads from potential customers who are actively looking to purchase any of more than 100 high-value business products, industrial equipment, and services ranging from phone systems, copiers, payroll, credit card processing and office furniture to forklifts, aerial lifts and modular buildings. New leads, which detail the buyer's purchasing specifications and full contact information, typically arrive in a supplier's in-box within hours of the requested quote, enabling suppliers to respond with offers in a timely fashion.

Suppliers are able to customize and control their program by choosing which products or services they offer, as well as the geographic regions targeted and maximum number of leads they wish to receive each month. With more than one million of the leads processed in 2004 alone and an estimated $2 billion in purchasing transactions facilitated through the marketplace since 2003, the demand for researching and purchasing business products online is growing at an exponential rate.

"While online purchasing is consistently on the rise, too often the search for specific, competitively-priced business products is a tedious process. We have delivered over two million leads to our supplier partners, demonstrating how many business managers clearly value saving time, money and effort through our online marketplace," said Sam Zales, President and CEO of "More importantly, it shows that using an online service like not only delivers an efficient process for buyers, it also offers value for suppliers who want to make timely connections with serious buyers and gain access to another low-cost sales channel."