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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule WholesaleCentral.com Unveils Powerful Shipping Upgrade to E-Commerce Software

October 28, 2008 - WholesaleCentral.com (www.wholesalecentral.com) today launched a powerful new addition to its widely used e-commerce software. Suppliers can now accurately calculate the cost of shipping with real-time data from UPS, FedEx and USPS with WholesaleCentral's new shipping platform. This upgrade delivers a highly robust and easy-to-use shipping management experience while simultaneously offering wholesale buyers, independent retailers and distribuors additional shipping options.

"WholesaleCentral.com is committed to innovation. We strive to continually provide our wholesale supplier partners with new features to enhance their business. Building a state-of-the-art shipping manager that is both powerful and intuitive was absolutely essential for our e-commerce storefront software," said Scott Sumner, CEO of WholesaleCentral.com's parent company, Sumner Communications.

With the new shipping platform wholesalers can create an unlimited number of shipping options for their products tailored to their individual business needs. The new shipping manager boasts numerous improvements on usability, allowing for painless management of all the new shipping choices.

According to Lisa Rioni, CTO of Sumner Communications, "WholesaleCentral.com suppliers have repeatedly requested synchronization with major shipping carriers and greater flexibility for calculating shipping costs as a way to help manage their overall business. This is a free, seamless update to all of our WholesaleCentral.com store owners' systems."

The new shipping platform is part of WholesaleCentral's powerful B2B e-commerce storefront. It enables suppliers to sell wholesale merchandise online with absolutely no additional costs or hidden charges. Users can quickly design and set-up their e-commerce site through the easy setup process. This cutting edge software solution powers over 700 wholesale e-commerce web sites, most of which serve as the primary business site for WholesaleCentral.com members. In addition, the products that are part of the storefront are automatically included in the WholesaleCentral.com Power Search, a revolutionary sourcing tool that allows buyers to search from over half a million wholesale products online.

WholesaleCentral.com, the web's leading marketplace of active wholesale buyers and sellers, is a product of Sumner Communications, Inc., publisher of monthly trade magazines, directories and web sites serving the wholesale merchandise buying and selling industry since 1988. The company's mission is to be the leading online and offline resource for the general merchandise industry and facilitate sales of wholesale products such as apparel, jewelry and novelties with independent retailers, drop shippers, closeout distributors and online auction dealers. Wholesalecentral.com is ranked among the top 5,000 websites in the US, as independently reported by Alexa.com.