ABEBOOKS LAUNCHES GERMAN AND FRENCH WEB SITES
28th February, 2002
(Victoria, BC) - Abebooks, the worlds largest source for
out-of-print and hard-to-find books, today launches two international
web sites, www.abebooks.de and www.abebooks.fr. The new sites
target German and French speaking customers in Europe, further
establishing abebooks as a leader in the European book industry.
European book buyers can shop comfortably on the new web sites
knowing their needs have been provided for. All functions and
services on abebooks.de and abebooks.fr are available in German
and French respectively including: customer service support, localized
content, and payment options that incorporate the new euro.
Though the internet is global, we recognize European customers
have different needs than North American customers when shopping
online, says Brent James, abebooks CEO. Being able
to navigate through a web site in their preferred language and
purchase using a method they are familiar with is key for customers.
Thats where abebooks fills the gap.
Abebooks.de and abebooks.fr are supported by abebooks renowned
database, which currently offers over 35 million books. In addition,
the new web sites offer inventory from abebooks worldwide
network of independent booksellers, which include foreign language
titles, and some of the hardest to find titles anywhere.
This is a very exciting time for us to be part of the abebooks
family, says Boris Wertz, abebooks Europe Director of Operations.
Together, we are well equipped to meet the challenges of
growth in Europe.
Abebooks, www.abebooks.com, maintains a European office in Düsseldorf,
Germany, which is the headquarters for operations in Europe.
Abebooks is the world's largest book site, listing over 35 million
books. With offices in Canada and Germany, abebooks provides independent
booksellers with business support, technological infrastructure
and international marketing, enabling booksellers of any size
to compete on an equal footing with book superstores. Through
its acquisition of Germany's JustBooks, now abebooks Europe, the
company now serves over 10,000 member booksellers worldwide via
web sites in English, German, and French. Abebooks was launched
on the Internet in May of 1996 and offers consumers the most complete
collection of rare, used, and out-of-print books available anywhere.