GlobalSpec Signs Marketing Deal With eBay

GlobalSpec Gives eBay Buyers a Resource to Search Industrial Parts and Equipment by Specifications

TROY, NY – (Business Wire) – 11/18/03 – GlobalSpec, Inc., a leading specialized search engine and online community for engineers and technical buyers, signed a marketing agreement with eBay, The World’s Online Marketplace®. GlobalSpec provides buyers of industrial equipment and supplies an efficient way to search for product information by manufacturer and specifications. Buyers simply type in specifications of the type of industrial supply or equipment they are looking for, and GlobalSpec sends back product information results matching the search criteria.

Based on the agreement with eBay, GlobalSpec will be promoted on the eBay Business & Industrial category pages, enabling users to have easy access to valuable product information to make important purchase decisions. In addition, eBay will be promoted within GlobalSpec’s newsletters and online banners, driving potential buyers to industrial items for sale on eBay.

“GlobalSpec is very complementary to eBay Business and our growing community of industrial buyers and sellers,” said Laurence Toney, senior category manager of eBay Business. “GlobalSpec’s search engine will give eBay users greater access to comprehensive product information. It will help our users make more informed purchasing decisions on eBay, as well as provide them more detailed information for the items that they are selling.”

In announcing the agreement, Scott Virkler, Vice President of Business Development at GlobalSpec said, “This agreement will expose thousands of new eBay industrial buyers to the manufacturers on GlobalSpec, which will benefit everyone. We are truly excited to team up with eBay and provide a resource for eBay’s business buyers to have easy access to product information across a variety of industries – including industrial automation, electronic components, motion equipment, metalworking, test and measurement, lab, machinery equipment and parts and much more.”

About GlobalSpec, Inc.

GlobalSpec, Inc. is a leading specialized search engine and online community for engineers and technical buyers seeking products and services. GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, SpecSearch®, allows users to search by specification more than 850,000 product families representing 45 million parts from more than 9,500 supplier catalogs. Manufacturers representing their products and services on GlobalSpec gain a comprehensive marketing program designed to promote their brand and generate highly-qualified sales leads. Information about GlobalSpec can be found at www.globalspec.com.

About eBay

eBay has nearly 86 million registered users and offers a wide selection of machinery, equipment and supplies. With more than 500,000 listings of business items every week, buyers across a wide range of industries – including Metalworking, MRO and Industrial – are discovering that eBay is a great place to find significant savings and selection.

GlobalSpec, GlobalSpec.com, and SpecSearch are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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