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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule Wholesalecentral.com Redesign Launched

BETHEL, Conn./EWORLDWIRE/Aug. 11, 2004 --- Wholesalecentral.com today announced the unveiling of a new home page design. The oldest and largest Internet wholesale directory and marketplace, which was developed by Sumner Communications Inc. in early 1996, has been showing a dramatic traffic increase in the past year thanks to the host of useful buying and selling tools that the site makes available to the wholesale and retail industry.

"Traffic trends have shown that the Product Locator area of the site is getting quite a bit of attention. Buyers can blast product requests directly to all suppliers in the Wholesalecentral.com directory, and locate products faster than ever before," said Scott Sumner, president of Sumner Communications Inc. "Buyers have come to rely on our directory and services like the Product Locator to quickly and efficiently conduct their business."

Buyers can join the free Buyers Network where they opt-in to a variety of merchandise categories, allowing them to request specific products and information directly from suppliers and receive a rapid, personalized response. Additionally, they are eligible for free trade magazine subscriptions and other industry perks.

"Wholesalecentral.com has become the most trusted wholesale directory because every supplier is screened before being listed, and the directory is cleansed of outdated links on a daily basis," said Sumner. Buyers enjoy direct access to leading manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, and liquidators in every major category from apparel to electronics to toys, and most in between.

The Items for Sale search is an exclusive Wholesalecentral.com feature. Buyers can search for specific items in the individual storefronts of thousands of suppliers across the web. With over 120,000 items listed in Wholesalecentral.com storefronts, and links to hundreds of thousands of more items throughout the web, Wholesalecentral.com is a one-stop solution to buying wholesale online. Storefronts are offered for free to all sellers listed in the directory, allowing them to make their products readily available to all buyers, right from the home page of Wholesalecentral.com.

Wholesalecentral.com also provides new-product reviews, and tradeshow schedules. Product manufacturers and tradeshow sponsors are encouraged to contact Sumner Communications Inc. for information on how to post a free announcement or releases.

"We constantly get feedback from buyers and sellers about how they use the site and what they find the most useful," said Sumner. "Our new design makes it easier and faster for our audience to do the things that they come here to do." Improved searching and easier home page access to the site's services are part of the continual improvements made to optimize the way buyers and sellers meet and do business.

Sumner, who has been publishing the industry's leading trade magazines and directories since 1985, is pleased that his web site can provide state-of-the-art solutions to the audience he has been serving in print for so long. "We are dedicated to constantly finding better ways to harness the power of the Internet to improve the way members of our industry do business."

Sumner Communications Inc. publishes five trade magazines, four directories, and three websites. Advertising information is available at 1-800-999-8281.