Digital River Provides E-Commerce Operations for Metrowerks

1/28/2003 - Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading global e-commerce outsource provider, announced that it has signed an agreement with Metrowerks, a leading provider of software development tools and services. Based on the agreement, Digital River built Metrowerks’ e-commerce site, located at, to support the online sales and marketing of Metrowerks’ line of CodeWarriorTM software and hardware products. In addition to hosting the site, Digital River is providing order management, fraud prevention and e-marketing services, as well as supporting multiple payment options.

“We are pleased to add Metrowerks to our client base of industry-leading software publishers,” said Jay Kerutis, Digital River's president of Software and Digital Commerce Services. “Along with our world-class e-commerce system, we have developed the e-commerce best practices and outsourced products and services needed to meet a range of business objectives and satisfy the requirements of today’s online shoppers. We have helped Metrowerks build a site that is integrated with its inventory management system and incorporates user-friendly navigation. We look forward to working with Metrowerks to grow its online sales and further expand awareness of its CodeWarrior products.”

The Metrowerks online shopping site features multiple versions of its CodeWarrior Development Studio software, a line of development products for creating applications for the wireless, netcom, transportation, and consumer entertainment markets. To further tailor its offering for its business and educational target markets, Metrowerks’ online shopping site supports multiple payment options, including major credit cards, checks, money orders and wire transfers.

“We chose Digital River to manage our online store because of the company’s proven ability to grow online sales,” said David Clifton, vice president of marketing, Metrowerks. “By outsourcing to Digital River, we are able to leverage the company’s comprehensive suite of e-commerce services and best practices while concentrating on our core competency of software development. Digital River can help our site generate sustained and targeted growth, and can provide us with the tools necessary to meet customer demands. We are looking forward to growing our online business with Digital River’s help.”

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