Leading e-commerce solution provider, Mercado has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO Global 250 Winners. Mercado was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialisation, stakeholder value and media buzz.

Mercado and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private companies received this honour on 22 – 24th July 2008 at Stanford University. This event highlighted the significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries, and features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases.

Mercado is consistently recognised by industry thought leaders for technological innovation, outstanding business practices and excellence in customer service and support. Mercado’s newest innovations in Web 2.0 product discovery have redefined how shoppers shop online.

According to founder and CEO of AlwaysOn, “The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the global technology markets. We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real value at an economically uncertain time”.

“The last few years have been explosive for Mercado as have more than tripled our customer base and introduced several new solutions that have taken the e-Commerce market by storm. We are honoured to receive this award and we are proud to be included in this new generation of game-challenging global technology players”.

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For more information please contact Zaireen Iskandar at immediate future on 0845 408 2031 or at zaireen.iskandar@immediatefuture.co.uk

Editor’s notes

About Mercado Software
Mercado is the leading eCommerce search & merchandising solution provider for multi-channel retail and B2B organisations. By enabling a superior buying experience and equipping business managers with a powerful platform on which to execute merchandising strategies, online businesses can aggressively grow revenue and foster customer loyalty. Blacks and Millets, GUESS? Inc., Macy's, ShopNBC and Virgin Megastores are some of the companies benefiting from Mercado’s solutions.

Published on: 12:00AM on 1st August 2008