Digital River to Provide Software and Video Game Web Store Links to e-Merchant Group

Digital River to Provide Software and Video Game Web Store Links to e-Merchant Group


Digital River Product Inventory Now Available

to Amway’s Internet Customers at

Digital River (Nasdaq: DRIV), the worldwide leader in digital commerce outsourcing, and e-Merchant Group, a primary vendor partner providing fifteen e-commerce Web sites for Quixtar, today announced that Digital River is hosting an online software superstore on Quixtar, the e-commerce venture of direct-sales company, Amway, launched its Web site on September 1, and offers several lines of products to its customers either at retail prices to non-members or at discounted prices to those who pay membership fees. The potential for success of Quixtar is evidenced in a new report issued by PC Data Online which shows that in its second week, Quixtar ranked no. 5 among shopping sites for page views for the week ending 9/11/99, with 52,290,000 pages viewed.

Shoppers are now able to go to Quixtar’s Web site – located at – and make purchases from e-Merchant/Digital River’s complete catalog of software and video game titles. Product orders can be fulfilled physically or via electronic software delivery.

“The breadth of Digital River’s product line as well as their expertise as a leader in e-commerce make them an appealing and valuable partner,” said Ed Harvey, President of e-Merchant Group, LLC. “Digital River is providing us with a seamless solution for physical and electronic fulfillment of software purchases. As we add software and video game stores to the already extensive list of Web store links that we provide to Quixtar – including jewelry, watches, home products, bicycles, sunglasses, collectibles, leather goods, knives, phones, toys and dolls – we are excited by the marketing opportunities this partnership brings to us.”

“e-Merchant Group is an exciting company to be working with as they expand on being the primary vendor to Quixtar by adding software and video games to their online offering,” said Joel Ronning, CEO of Digital River. “Being able to make our partners’ products available to the extremely large audience that Quixtar reaches will add value to the e-commerce services that we offer our software and video game publishers.”

About e-Merchant Group, LLC

e-Merchant Group, LLC is a privately held company located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which produces and hosts Web sites and distributes products to affinity groups such as Quixtar and Merrill Lynch. The company features seventeen (17) totally different product assortments with over 125,000 products served through dynamic data based driven storefronts. For more information, visit e-Merchant Group’s Web site at or call 423-424-4300.

About Digital River(a)

Digital River, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRIV), based in Minneapolis, is the largest online source of software and a leading outsource provider of Web-based commerce solutions. The Company provides more than 5,000 software publishers and online retailers with its proprietary technology for Internet delivery of more than 100,000 digital products, including 30,000 software products and applications. For more information, visit Digital River’s Web site at

(a) Except for the historical information contained herein, this

press release contains forward-looking statements, including

statements containing the words, “believes,” “anticipates,”

“expects” and similar words. Such forward-looking statements

involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors

which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements

of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different

from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or

implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include,

among others: the Company’s limited operating history and

variability of operating results; market acceptance of electronic

software delivery; the Company’s ability to maintain

relationships with software publishers and online retailers;

competition in the electronic commerce market; and other risk

factors referenced in the Company’s public filings with the

Securities and Exchange Commission.

Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital River, Inc.

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