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Mark Wax Joins StepUp Commerce Inc. as General Manager of the Home Furnishings Division

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StepUp Commerce, Inc. (http://www.stepup.com), announced that industry veteran Mark Wax has joined StepUp as General Manager of the home furnishings division. StepUp is a leading provider of Internet sales solutions for manufacturers with independent dealer channels. StepUp offers a technology platform to drive local Internet shoppers into dealer stores via partnerships with leading sites like Google. With the addition of Mr. Wax, StepUp will expand the product offering to the home furnishing industry. Mr. Wax has held a variety of management, sales and marketing posts with Universal Furniture, The Lane Company, and John Boos and Co. "Mark will lead StepUp’s efforts to provide the home furnishings industry with a comprehensive Internet solution designed to drive Internet shoppers to local retail store locations,” announced John Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Sales for StepUp. John furthered that, “With Mark’s relationships and his in-depth knowledge of the industry, he will be able to effectively communicate the StepUp offering to manufacturers and their retail partners. We’ve seen tremendous growth as more and more consumers use the Internet to shop for local products, and manufacturers seek a simple solution to drive those consumers to their dealers. We’re very excited to have Mark on board, leading our efforts in this industry.” About StepUp Commerce, Inc. StepUp Commerce, Inc. — Headquartered in San Francisco, StepUp is a leading local shopping services company that helps retailers use the Internet to display their in-store products. StepUp’s mission is to expose local inventory information from retailers of all sizes to consumers wherever they are browsing products online, including local search engines and content sites. StepUp also works closely with major manufacturers to drive Internet shoppers through dealer channels, promoting the brand and products. More information on StepUp’s products and services can be found at www.stepup.com. StepUp powers more than 21,000 dealer sites in addition to the online shopping services for major global corporations such as Whirlpool, Maytag and GE.

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