e-academy Inc. Re-launches OnTheHub to Help Students Access Great Deals

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The site offers students, faculty and staff software, electronics and gadgets far below retail prices.

e-academy Inc.

Ultimately, we want this site to be for students, by students.

e-academy Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new OnTheHub.com Website. The Website was re-launched on February 9, 2009 and is geared exclusively to those within the academic community, offering substantial deals on software, hardware and electronics.

The new site consists of one central portal of networked sites which streamlines deals provided to the end-user through the partnership of individual schools, software publishers, resellers and e-academy. The OnTheHub network consists of two different ways to access these deals:
1.    The global eStore, which allows users to purchase exclusive software deals and cool gadgets from anywhere throughout the United States.
2.    School branded Webstores, where academic members can access exclusive deals specific to their individual school. There are currently over 10,000 schools enrolled throughout Canada and the United States.

Up until now, e-academy focused exclusively on offering software deals by Microsoft, Adobe, Minitab, and SPSS, among others. Due to the growing market requirements that extend outside of software, e-academy has now expanded their product line to include gadgets and electronics at extraordinary discounts.

The ultimate goal for the site is to create a community of shared interests where students, faculty and staff can help shape and improve the site and then with it, the user experience. OnTheHub encourages users to request new products, deals, and general suggestions towards how OnTheHub can further assist their community. Users are encouraged to provide requests/ feedback through a variety of different methods such as a feedback forum, blog and a page on Facebook.

The new Website also features a new look and feel, with a multitude of new initiatives such as; a Deal a day, a Procrastination page, a Contest page, a blog, and more.

Gustavo Sanchez, the team leader and Product Manager of OnTheHub states: "We've been working hard to provide the best possible deals for students from K-12 through Higher-Ed. We believe that in order to promote student success, we must be committed to providing value added services. Our goal is to listen closely to what students demand and work hard to meet them." Moreover, Gustavo states, "Ultimately, we want this site to be for students, by students."

About OnTheHub
OnTheHub is powered by e-academy Inc. which has ten years' experience working with the scholastic community. e-academy is the world leader in software distribution and license management solutions for the education market. The company now serves over 17,000 schools in 89 countries, and provides customer service in 8 separate languages worldwide.

For more information visit: http://www.OnTheHub.com. Find out how you and your school can get signed up for these deals, contact: join(at)onthehub.com to find out how.


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