Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi) And WebLink Solutions Provide eStore Gateway for Jobbers and WDs That Use Activant Automotive System

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Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi) formed a strategic alliance with WebLink Solutions Corporation. With this new alliance, retailers, jobbers and warehouse distributors on the Activant® Automotive System can have turnkey online stores giving them a one-stop solution to sell over 5 million automotive performance parts, accessories or replacement part numbers on the Internet.

Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi)

Now with DCi's performance & accessory catalogs we can truly deliver a complete ecommerce solution offering the industry's best catalogs. This represents another step in our continued drive to help increase our clients Web sales and service

Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi) a leading provider of automotive aftermarket product data and enhanced web content, formed a strategic alliance with WebLink Solutions Corporation. With this new alliance, retailers, jobbers and warehouse distributors selling auto parts on the Activant® Automotive System can have turnkey online stores giving them a one-stop solution to sell over 5 million automotive performance parts, accessories or replacement part numbers on the Internet.

WebLink Solutions delivers turnkey ecommerce solutions for business-to-business and consumer eStores and this alliance allows their customers to extend their online offerings by adding automotive performance parts and accessories from DCi.

WebLink Solutions acts as a gateway for jobbers and WDs using the Activant Automotive System, with access to 2,900 replacement parts manufacturers with over 4 million part numbers. Combined with DCi's portfolio of over 1.5 million performance and accessory part numbers from over 200 of the aftermarket's leading brands, resellers have the ability to significantly expand their business by selling online.

"Our new relationship with WebLink Solutions tears down the wall between the performance and accessory aftermarket and the traditional replacement parts industries, greatly expanding parts coverage. For the first time, it's possible for an independent brick and mortar parts store to sell nearly any part that fits a car or truck on the Internet," said Rob Eberhart, DCi's Director of Internet Solutions.

"Now with DCi's performance & accessory catalogs we can truly deliver a complete ecommerce solution offering the industry's best catalogs. This represents another step in our continued drive to help increase our clients Web sales and service," added J.D. Meints, President of WebLink Solutions Corp.

"DCi's program, integrated with WebLink's custom catalog and shopping cart system, and our distribution center, will be the key to our success." said Robert Skinner ,VP of Franchise Development, Cap-it International, Inc., a Canadian truck cap and accessory franchiser. "WebLink and DCi are doing a great job creating an integrated solution to deliver the power of DCi to our WebLink online store platform. DCi brings its growing group of accessory and performance brands, with continuous updates and information links and the ability to search by vehicle."

"We see our relationship with WebLink and DCi as the key to our ability to satisfy the Canadian online consumer in the years to come," Skinner continued.

About DCi
DCi creates and sends product content and information through several networks, delivering directly to automotive chains, mail order companies, and Internet retailers. Product content appears on CatalogRack.com, used by over 7,400 qualified reseller locations to sell products on the sales counter, and on LoadSheets.com, used by manufacturer reps and buyers to watch for new products and to add product lines. To learn more about DCi's turnkey solutions to selling online, contact Rob Eberhart, Director of Internet Solutions, at 1 (800) 276-8486 or visit WebLinkCatalogRack.com. For manufacturers looking to learn more about DCi's electronic catalog solutions, contact Craig Chatt, National Accounts Manager at (515) 276-0442, ext. 647.

About WebLink Solutions Corporation
WebLink Solutions Corp. is a leading provider of catalog-driven eCommerce systems. The company delivers eCommerce solutions and services, custom programming and enterprise application integration solutions to clients in various industries, including the automotive aftermarket and performance and accessory market. WebLink Solutions Corporation works with several industry technology providers to integrate WebWare with their solutions. To learn more about WebLink's turnkey DCI ecommerce solution, contact J.D. Meints, at 1 (866) 785-5465 or visit WebLinkCorp.com.

About Activant Solutions, Inc.
Activant Solutions Inc. is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized distributors and specialty retailers. Activant® is a registered trademark of Activant Solutions, Inc.

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