iPrint Aligns with Merit Impressions to Extend Global Reach
Friday, August 02, 2002
Third Global Alliance Secures Sales, Customer Service and Distribution Support in Canada SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2002 -- iPrint Technologies, inc., a leading supplier of online and offline marketing and customized branding solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Wood Associates, has formed a strategic alliance with Canada-based Merit Impressions, a leading distributor of promotional advertising products. This agreement provides iPrint with sales, distribution and customer service capabilities throughout Canada, and potentially new revenue opportunities in the United States. ``We're very pleased about establishing our third global alliance,'' said Gary Parkhurst, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPrint Technologies, inc. ``These relationships enable us to provide our global clients with the best service possible, while potentially increasing our business opportunities in the United States.'' In January 2001, iPrint's subsidiary teamed with England-based Incentive Group to service companies in England, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Also, in June 2002, Wood announced its relationship with Hannebery Carroll, a firm that services Australia and New Zealand. “We're teaming with Wood and iPrint because of their state-of-the-art technology, proven to streamline and automate the online sales and distribution of promotional items and printed goods,'' said Peter Saunders, President of Merit Impressions. “We anticipate this relationship will bring us significant new business opportunities.'' Merit Impressions will assist iPrint with its proprietary, online Stores and in selling promotional merchandise via traditional channels in Canada. These online Stores enable clients' employees, and in some cases their distributors and customers, to log onto custom Web sites to order from an assortment of custom-branded promotional products via an online catalog format. Branded items can include items such as logo'ed apparel and caps, watches, golf accessories, and travel/sports bags.