Channel Intelligence, Inc. (CI) congratulates its clients improving or achieving Internet Retailer Top 500 ranking in the latest edition of the annual guide to America's 500 largest e-retailers. CI clients continue to dominate the top ranking spots as the company works with 33 percent of the retailers in the top 100 and 55 percent in the top 20, including HP Home and Home Office Store (No. 5), OfficeMax (No. 6), Best Buy (No. 12) and Target (No. 19), as well as several that have made significant gains in 2008. Over 60 of the top 500 retailers use CI’s eCommerce platform, SellCast™ Retailer Solutions, to optimize product data and feeds, syndicate data to online shopping destinations, and manage or advise on day-to-day marketing activities to increase sales and achieve a higher areturn-on-ad-spend.

SellCast™ clients enjoying big gains in the Internet Retailer Top 500 rankings this year included ICE.com advancing to No. 144 from 182, Working Persons jumping to No. 388 from 449 and NetShops moving up 22 spots to reach No. 82. Benchmark Brands and UnbeatableSale.com are also up 18 to Nos. 187 and 355 respectively, ShoeMall.com is up 15 to No. 138, PC Mall is up 12 to No. 61, AmeriMark Direct is up 7 to No. 289, PetMed Express climbed 4 to No. 109, and Circuit City and Northern Tool + Equipment also moved up in the 2008 IR Top 500 Guide.

“We’re delighted to see our customers doing well year-over-year even with the headwinds in the retail industry,” commented Rob Wight, CEO and President of Channel Intelligence. “Our SellCast products are designed to help retailers grow their online business, and seeing movement like this lets us know that our contribution to that process is successful. We congratulate all our retailer clients for a job well done.”

In addition, CI also saw several of its clients listed in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide for the first time, including Baby Center debuting at No. 239, New York & Company joining at No. 303, Skechers at No. 362 and Bealls entering at No. 458.

Other 2008 Top 500 ranking SellCast™ Retailer Solutions clients include Overstock.com (No. 30), Neiman Marcus Group (No. 37), Oriental Trading Co. (No. 49), Coldwater Creek (No. 53), Spiegel Brands (No. 56), ShopNBC.com (No. 65), Hanover Direct (No. 81), Drs. Foster & Smith (No. 91), U.S. Autoparts (No. 94), SmartBargains.com (No. 100), and many more.

SellCast™ Retailer Solutions are based on a proprietary data platform that provides retailers with actionable insight and management capabilities to drive profitable online advertising programs in shopping engines, paid search, affiliates and online marketplaces. The solutions are available in outsourced Managed Services with day-to-day activities managed by Strategic Marketing Consultants, Self Managed Services where retailers are provided with industry-leading tools and support, and TrueTag™ Marketing Services, which provides comprehensive tracking and business analytics to drive revenue and improve ROI.

In addition, several of the company’s SellPath® Manufacturer Solutions and CI Ad Network Solutions clients were also named in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

About Channel Intelligence, Inc. (CI)
With product data as the core foundation of its marketing services, CI has created a database capable of storing, managing and optimizing hundreds of millions of products every day. Helping consumers easily find and buy products is CI’s primary goal. CI is able to accomplish this through innovative suites of services for manufacturers, retailers and publishers. CI works with some of the best solution providers in the industry and supports over 50 destination sites to benefit its customers which include hundreds of the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers.

Founded in 1999 by CEO Robert Wight and EVP Alan Fulmer, CI is a partner company of Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE) and is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with offices in Geneva, Switzerland and London, England. Learn more at www.channelintelligence.com.

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Contact:
Joy Lee
Channel Intelligence, Inc.
1.321.559.2336
joy.lee@channelintelligence.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 17th June 2008