OAKLAND, CA - March 7, 2002 - Go2Paper, a leading provider of e-business tools and services for the global paper industry, announced today the launching of the Graphic Communications Private Web to sell their excess paper. Graphic Communications is one of the largest independent paper brokers in the US. In addition to providing development and hosting services, Go2Paper's Private Web services enables Graphic to efficiently market their excess paper to potential buyers using a built-in email feature eliminating the need to fax their inventory listings.
Mike Conran, Go2Paper CEO, said, “we are very pleased to be working with Graphic Communications to help them manage and sell their excess paper inventory. With our Private Web services, we can help them market their excess paper to a much larger universe of buyers, and therefore helping them get the best price for their paper.” He added, “Graphic has many large retail and catalog customers who often modify their paper requirements, which many times leads to excess paper that they need to sell.”
The Private Web allows companies to operate their own web site on Go2Paper providing them with brand recognition and market exposure without incurring the heavy expenditures of creating and maintaining an e-commerce operation themselves. In addition, it allows them to select which users will have access to view their inventory allowing for greater privacy and security.
“By outsourcing our e-commerce requirements to Go2Paper, we can quickly have a web presence and allow our partners to view and purchase our inventory, said Matt Dawley, President of Graphic Communications. “Without it, I would have to invest the time and money into building and operating a site myself and that's simply not my core business.”
Go2Paper is a technology company providing paper users with the means to manage and sell excess paper. The company's initial service, Paper MarketPlace, enables any paper user whether a printer, mill, merchant, converter, or end user, to post and sell their paper inventory. Also, under development are tools to help paper buyers manage their paper orders from the event information to final billing.