Infomediary company AllAdvantage.com announced an agreement with Ecount, an industry-leading e-commerce payments company. AllAdvantage.com members will be able to receive their online earnings in an ecount, an online payment account that will give them instant access to their money for spending anywhere, online or off.
With ecount, AllAdvantage.com members will be able to instantly purchase goods and services from any merchant on the Web, as well as securely make and receive e-mail payments to and from family, friends and businesses. Plus, with ecount’s debit card functionality, they will be able to draw cash directly from an ATM or make purchases at any brick-and-mortar store that accepts MasterCard. Funds in members’ ecounts will include their AllAdvantage.com earnings, such as “get paid to surf” money and member cash-backs. Members can also add funds to their ecounts by credit card, and through money sent from friends, family and businesses, and other soon-to-be-announced options. The ecount offering will be available to AllAdvantage.com’s members based in the United States. “After a comprehensive evaluation process, we selected Ecount’s platform because it offered the most flexibility in how and where our members can use their money – both on the Web and off,” said AllAdvantage.com CEO Jim Jorgensen. “With ecount, we’re able to bridge the gap between our members’ online earnings and their online and offline spending. This online account brings our infomediary services together.”
AllAdvantage.com expects that its membership community will welcome the convenience and flexibility that ecount provides. Recent surveys conducted by AllAdvantage.com have shown that 93% of its members have made online purchases in the past, compared with 53% of the average online population. “The convenience and simplicity of ecount make it easier for businesses to engage AllAdvantage.com’s members in online commerce, making the active online community a perfect fit for our payment platform,” said Matt Gillin, president and CEO of Ecount. “With ecount, users get instant access to their cash-backs, while at the same time, it provides a powerful tool for AllAdvantage.com to increase its value with its members and partners.”
Members of AllAdvantage.com install the company’s proprietary Viewbar(TM) software, a two-way communication window, on their desktops. As they browse the World Wide Web, the Viewbar(TM) provides information tailored to members’ individual interests, commercial offers from business sponsors, and navigation tools that include search engines and quicklinks to Web sites and special member deals.
AllAdvantage.com’s Jorgensen added that this announcement is one in a new series of “infomediary at work” announcements by AllAdvantage.com this month. It follows on the heels of AllAdvantage.com’s agreements with Net2Phone Inc. to deliver free PC-to-PC and discounted PC-to-phone services, and with RioPort, Inc. to deliver audio management software.
An Internet infomediary with 8 million people registered to receive its service, AllAdvantage.com is redefining the way people and businesses communicate and do business online through its proprietary Viewbar(TM) communications window. The company creates value for its members by making it possible for them to benefit from their online personal data while maintaining their privacy. AllAdvantage.com also offers its members discounts on sponsored products and services, along with convenient surfing tools and information tailored to their individual needs. AllAdvantage.com offers businesses a channel for delivering direct marketing, communications, electronic commerce, and digital products to members.
The AllAdvantage.com Viewbar(TM) window, which can be downloaded free of charge on the World Wide Web, is currently available in 20 countries. For more information, visit .
Founded in 1997 as C/Base, Ecount is an industry-leading e-commerce payments company, which offers “next generation” transaction products and services to portals, Web communities, financial institutions, wireless service providers, affinity groups, and other businesses, through its proprietary payment platform. The Ecount platform enables companies to cost-effectively acquire, incent, and retain customers through the issuance of online debit-based payment mechanisms, which facilitate payments of any type: person-to-person, person-to-merchant, and business-to-person.
Today, the Ecount platform powers payment products developed exclusively for MSN, NBC Internet, and others. In addition, the platform has been utilized by 17% of the Fortune 100 to support various innovative customer acquisition, retention and payment initiatives, and also supports the company’s suite of branded payment products: ecount.com, the first online payment account for instantly sending, spending and receiving money online; Webcertificate.com, the only online gift certificate that can be used at any online or offline merchant; and PrivateBuy.com, the only product that enables consumers to shop anonymously anywhere on the Web.
Based in Conshohocken, Penn., Ecount is privately held. The company is actively expanding its payment platform for wireless applications and international growth. For more information, visit [www.ecount.com].