Concord, Massachusetts (PRESS RELEASE – May 3, 2011) – RapidBuyr recently launched a daily deal site catering exclusively to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB). The company will initially offer national daily deals, and in the coming weeks, will launch local daily deals in at least 40 cities through an exclusive relationship with strategic partner American City Business Journals (ACBJ). The daily deals will feature deep discounts (30-70%) on products and services that are important to the B2B/SMB market including hardware, software, web development & design, IT outsourcing, marketing, meetings, staffing assistance, SaaS and cloud offerings, peripherals, information subscriptions, office furniture and equipment, local services, travel and sporting and business events.
Already actively distributing deals to the SMB marketplace, RapidBuyr announced the first of multiple distribution deals in the form of an exclusive relationship with ACBJ, a division of Advance Publications, Inc. and the nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers. ACBJ will power RapidBuyr’s regional rollouts, enabling the company to reach a highly targeted business audience and will place the RapidBuyr e-commerce service on each of its 40 web sites where eight million unique SMB/B2B users visit monthly. In addition, ACBJ will promote the co-branded daily deals across its network of weekly business journals, newsletters, and other subscriber communications, while its regional staff will source inventory for local deals.
“The daily deal approach has been tremendously successful in the consumer market, but thus far the few attempts to extend it for a business audience have been disappointing. Today, that changes,” said Tom Aley, president & CEO of RapidBuyr. “With the extensive and established ACBJ network behind us, RapidBuyr will provide businesses with reliable, vetted and highly discounted products and services — helping them to reduce costs without risking quality.”
“RapidBuyr’s fresh approach to the daily deal marketplace makes it an ideal partner for us in our relentless efforts to provide value and innovation to our readers and their businesses,” stated Whitney Shaw, CEO of American City Business Journals. “The RapidBuyr team deeply understands the SMB market and together, we look forward to providing additional information, tools and resources to our audiences’ that ultimately helps make their businesses more successful.”
RapidBuyr’s inaugural deal is a 50% discount on MozyPro Online Backup. The license bundle from Mozy, an EMC company, covers five desktop or laptop computers for cloud service backup. Next week, RapidBuyr will feature a great deal on a Lenovo G650 Notebook PC.
Added Aley, “RapidBuyr aims to deliver the best goods and services at the best prices, and we are therefore highly selective about the business and products offered through the national and regional daily deals. We have high standards when choosing our business relationships and our staff does its due diligence to make sure that each of those businesses makes the grade.”
RapidBuyr offers daily deals — local and nationwide — for small and medium businesses (SMBs). The site provides millions of businesses with deep discounts (30-70%) on products and services such as computers, software, peripherals, information subscriptions, general merchandise, local services, travel and sporting events. Founded by successful entrepreneurs from Amazon, Microsoft, CNET, Dow Jones and Ziff Davis, the company’s exclusive relationship with American City Business Journals powers local distribution and enables access to a highly targeted business audience.