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StepUp Commerce to Provide Data for Verizon SuperPages.com’s Local Shopping Service

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StepUp Commerce, Inc. (http://www.stepup.com), the Internet’s local shopping service, announced that the nation’s most advanced Internet Yellow Pages, Verizon SuperPages.com, has chosen StepUp as a strategic data provider for local shopping.

StepUp’s rich retailer product data will be integrated into SuperPages.com’s directory, giving Internet shoppers a better way to find products they’re looking for at local retailers. In addition to basic business information, business profiles, and links to local business Web sites, SuperPages.com shoppers will now have instant access to detailed brand and product pages, local product availability and pricing.

“One of StepUp’s missions is to help consumers use the Internet to find local shopping information,” said Kendall Fargo, CEO, StepUp Commerce. “By integrating our data with directories like Superpages.com, we are exposing consumers to powerful new local shopping options. We are pleased to bring this new dimension in local search to such an innovative online shopping resource.”

StepUp helps retailers of all sizes use the products they sell to drive Internet shoppers to their physical stores for purchase. Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet, and to sites like SuperPages.com, for information on where to find the products they want to buy locally. StepUp provides local retailer product information to consumers on consumer destination sites they’re already familiar with, like SuperPages.com.

Verizon SuperPages.com is an online directory of more than 16 million U.S. businesses and boasts up to 17 million unique visitors per month. In addition, the site enables users to find local and national businesses, to compare goods and services, and to connect with merchants across the country.

About 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.

About Verizon Yellow Pages and SuperPages.com:
Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE:VZ), is the nation’s most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.5 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon Yellow Pages; Verizon SuperPages.com (www.superpages.com), the nation’s best Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the SuperPages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (www.superpages.com/espanol).

More information on StepUp’s products and services can be found at www.stepup.com.

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