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Furniture First Buying Group Partners With MicroD

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Furniture First Buying Group announced that after extensive comparison research by the Furniture First staff and the Website Advisory Committee, Furniture First's Board of Directors decided to partner with MicroD, Inc. as their new consumer website provider. The buying group feels that MicroD’s expertise in Consumer Website Building, Product Catalog Management, Draping, Room Planner and Search Engine Optimization, not to mention present and future research and development, will benefit Furniture First member companies with an adaptable and effective consumer website.

Starting July 1, 2010, MicroD, Inc. will work with Furniture First Members to build, service and host website and email accounts. Furniture First corporate will also use the MicroD, Inc. ePiphany platform to create their own private label websites. Features for the private label websites will include a room planner, ePreVue catalogs, a dealer locator and Furniture First design articles. The Supplier Partner private label sites will be: Craftmaster, Klaussner, HTL Furniture, Inc., Serta and Southern Motion.

Over the course of the agreement, Furniture First and MicroD, Inc. aim to provide a consumer website which will meet and exceed current consumer website expectations, as well as grow Member businesses with ever-changing technologies and sales trends.

About Furniture First: Furniture First is a $1.35 Billion full line home furnishings and mattresses only buying cooperative representing 177 independent home furnishings retailers from medium-low to medium-high end quality products across the United States. If you would like more information about the organization, please contact Bill Hartman, President, at 1-800-411-3477 ext. 123 or via email at BHartman@FurnitureFirst.com. For more information visit www.FurnitureFirst.com, www.FurnitureFirst.coop

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