SENDORDER.COM DIRECTORY GROWS TO OVER 400,000 SUPPLIERS Integrates MNI’s Extensive Supplier Data into’s Commerce Interchange

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif./July 20, 2000 –, the industry leader in the emerging field of internet product ordering and delivery management, today announced a strategic partnership with Manufacturer’s News, Inc. in which will license and integrate an extensive database of MNI supplier data into’s Commerce Interchange.’s Commerce Interchange, accessible via web browser or through their recently announced SendOrdernLink technology will now allow users to send purchase orders to any of MNI’s 400,000+ suppliers with a single mouse click.’s Commerce Interchange will now contain MNI trading partner profiles providing order delivery, status information, data translation, and comprehensive alert and messaging capabilities to nearly 1 million personal contacts at over 400,000 suppliers in the MNI Guide ( 

As part of the agreement, Manufacturer’s News, Inc will provide a link to that allows the extension of the RFQ capabilities of the on-line MNI Guide. Suppliers with preferred listings in the Manufacturer’s News MNIGuide will have instant access to facilitate a response to or initiate an online procurement transaction via’s convenient, low-cost order management system that can be used either as a stand-alone solution or can be integrated into their accounting systems at a very low cost. 

“With MNI as a strategic partner, we’re able to provide users with current supplier data that further simplifies the ordering process,” said Steve Mezak, President and CEO of “Being able to order from any MNI listed supplier with a single click is a tremendous advantage to our subscribers.” 

“We’re excited about our partnership with,” said George Nicholson, MNI’s Director of Corporate Marketing. “’s Commerce Interchange provides the perfect application of our data, and enables both our readers and listed suppliers to manage their purchasing and order fulfillment processes more effectively.” 
The Commerce Interchange is available for a modest subscription fee or even no cost to some subscribers. The company’s website and Commerce Interchange service is located at

About was incorporated in June, 1999. Its mission is to simplify commerce by enabling all companies to transact business electronically. Its state of the art Commerce Interchange technology provides a solid B2B E-Commerce framework for buyers and sellers to send and track order information over the Internet, while also supporting best practices in Fulfillment. With its messaging feature, provides order status notification via pager, e-mail or fax to assure clear communications and fast cycle times, allowing purchasers to get the most out payment terms. Integration to legacy ERP or accounting systems is also provided at very low cost. The company has a reseller program for VARs, consulting firms, portals and ASPs. URL: 

About Manufacturers' News, Inc. 
Manufacturers' News, Inc., Evanston, IL, has been compiling and publishing industrial information since 1912, beginning with its flagship publication, the Illinois Manufacturers Directory. In addition to hardbound print directories for all 50 states, MNI also publishes information on CD-ROM and diskette. All MNI products are available for review in the MNI Store online at 

In May 2000, MNI launched a free, comprehensive, online industrial buyers guide at The MNI Guide to U.S. Manufacturers profiles 443,000 companies, searchable across more than 10,000 product description/category headings. The site, endorsed by the American Purchasing Society, also features an easy-to-use, automated RFQ (Request for Quotation) capability. In June 2000, MNI launched a free sales leads/prospecting resource at 

MNI Leads of U.S. Manufacturers provides in-depth company profile information on 400,000+ manufacturers in the MNI database, including more than 1,000,000 executive names and titles. Downloadable, full company profiles, including executive names and titles are available for purchase online. MNI business information lists and corporate profiles of U.S. manufacturers are used across a spectrum of business applications, including industrial sources for procurement, direct mailing lists for marketing, prospect leads for sales, executive recruitment for human resources, and research for economic development strategies, to name a few. 

Commerce Interchange is a registered trademark of The names of other products and services of used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of