Wood Associates And BP Launch Online Promo Item Store for Global Customer Base
Wednesday, July 18, 2001
SANTA CLARA, Calif.---July 17, 2001--Wood Associates, a leading supplier of promotional merchandise and marketing solutions, and BP p.l.c., one of the world's largest petroleum and petrochemicals groups, today announced that the two companies launched an online global corporate store allowing BP's customers worldwide to order and receive branded promotional items in a convenient and more cost-efficient manner. Details of the multi-year contract were not disclosed. BP's employees, clients and customers around the world can log on to http://www.ecorpstore2.com/bp, click on the region in which they reside, and order corporate-branded promotional products from an online catalog in a few easy steps. The customized corporate store is designed specifically for international distribution. By providing a custom online store and convenient regional distribution centers, Wood enables BP's global customers to enjoy low shipping costs, fast delivery and expanded, geographic-specific customer service. BP is also able to provide a centralized process for delivering its promotional merchandise around the world. Launched in late May 2001, BP's international corporate store--the BP Online Collection--offers promotional and customizable merchandise in a one-stop shop. Among the BP-branded products available on the site are pens, key rings, mugs, golf balls, caps, polo shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, leather folders, backpacks, and travel cases. Wood initially launched a corporate store for U.S.-based BP customers and employees in July 2000. Wood offers promotional items and marketing solutions to corporate America, boasting over 200 Fortune 1000 accounts. Wood Associates recently announced that is has entered into a definitive merger agreement with leading online printing technology and infrastructure provider iPrint Technologies, inc. The merger, if and when completed, will allow Wood to add leading-edge e-Print technology into their corporate mix as well as offer additional commercial imprinting services such as business cards, stationery, brochures, direct mail printing, and e-fulfillment.