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Zipidee! Selects iCOMS Applications Management Services.

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NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2000

iCOMS, Inc., the leading provider of Managed Internet Commerce(SM) services, today announced that Zipidee!, an online book and music store selling titles from around the world, will use iCOMS(TM) Applications Management Services to monitor and support its back end e-commerce application.

Zipidee! is a multicultural and multilingual online store featuring over one million book and music titles organized by regions, ethnicities and countries. At Zipidee!, online shoppers are able to search a catalog for a broad range of titles in more than 30 languages. The site has been in operation since March of this year.

The company's founder cited iCOMS' superior technical competence as the key differentiator between iCOMS and other vendors.

"Zipidee!'s customer base is growing every day, and it was important for us to work with the most reliable resource we could find - one that could demonstrate their competency as a full service provider. We needed to ensure that our store will run smoothly," said Sunita Rampersad, Zipidee!'s founder and CEO. "The iCOMS Applications Management Services are the ideal solution because it can scale to our current and future needs, and will significantly contribute to our rapid growth."

"iCOMS understands that customer service and satisfaction are key elements to Zipidee!'s success," said Larry Mihalchik, CEO of iCOMS. "We are confident that our technological service and expertise will help them to be successful in this competitive marketplace."

About Zipidee!

Zipidee! is a multicultural and multilingual online store offering over one million book and music titles from around the world. Zipidee!'s book and music stores are organized by regions, ethnicities and countries. Zipidee! focuses on North America, Latin America & the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific, with handpicked titles reflecting the best that each region has to offer. Zipidee!'s book section also includes six ethnicity stores, targeted towards the African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Jewish American, Arab American, and Native American communities. With more than 85 country-specific stores, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Zipidee! offers hundreds of thousands of book titles in English and over 10 foreign languages, including bestsellers, hard-to-find books and everything in-between. In the music store, Zipidee! offers an equally wide range of music titles in English and over 30 languages spanning the five continents, including bestsellers, limited-edition releases and everything in between, and carries music from Algeria to Zimbabwe. The Zipidee! online store is located at http://www.zipidee.com.

About iCOMS - Managed Internet Commerce Services

Founded in 1997, iCOMS, Inc. is the industry's leading independent provider of Managed Internet Commerce services. As an Application Service Provider (ASP), iCOMS provides the infrastructure for e-commerce, delivering high-end, secure, scalable, and reliable solutions to businesses of all kinds. Well over a thousand enterprises, including Lycos, Hasbro, Stanford University, Radio Shack Canada, Philips Electronics, major league baseball teams and presidential campaigns have selected iCOMS as a way to reduce time-to-market, risks and costs associated with Internet commerce. iCOMS has strategic partnerships with eHNC, First Data Corporation, Verifone - a division of Hewlett-Packard Company, and Open Market, Inc. In addition, iCOMS has channel arrangements with First Union Corporation, Web developers, fulfillment/service bureaus and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) throughout North America. iCOMS operates its high-availability service center in Nashua, New Hampshire USA. For further information, visit http://www.icoms.com.

iCOMS is a trademark of iCOMS, Inc. Managed Internet Commerce is a servicemark of iCOMS, Inc. All other product and company names are the property of their respective owners.
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