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e-epoxy.com Celebrates Third Year by Offering Special Incentives on Epoxy Resins

Published on 2004-01-29. Author : SpecialChem


MIDLAND, Mich. -- e-epoxy.com (www.e-epoxy.com) has announced that it is offering special incentives to registered buyers and existing customers as part of its three-year anniversary celebration. e-epoxy.com, set up by the Epoxy Products & Intermediates (EP&I) business of The Dow Chemical Company as a no-frills purchasing channel, is the only global e-marketplace dedicated exclusively to buyers of epoxy resins and related products.

Incentives are also available to those who register online for a free purchasing account before February 26, 2004.

"We are pleased to offer special incentives to our valued customers as a way of saying thank you," said John Everett, e-epoxy.com global leader. "We have also chosen to extend the offer to those who have not yet tried e-epoxy.com because we want them to discover for themselves what our existing customers already know - that buying through the site is a convenient, economical and stress-free purchasing experience."

Everett said those benefits have helped e-epoxy.com turn the vast majority of first-time buyers into repeat buyers. "It's those coveted repeat customers that help mark a successful e-business."

The three-year-old e-commerce site reduces costs by eliminating technical and other services, following strict business rules and streamlining the order process. The business rules are designed to reduce paperwork, negotiation time and transaction costs. The rules include ordering in fixed quantities, a fixed payment term and penalties for order changes and cancellations. The complete business rules are accessible from the site in nine languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

"If you are looking for a way to order a quality product quickly and easily, have no need for sales and technical support and can work with our straightforward business rules, then e-epoxy.com is the way to go," said Everett. "You just point and click and it's a done deal, freeing up time and money so you can be more productive and competitive."

The site has enjoyed significant growth since its launch. Not only has it built a substantial base of customers, but it has also seen strong double digit sales growth each year. All of this has taken place against the backdrop of the dotcom fizzle, slower than expected e-commerce adoption rates across the industry and the worst economic conditions facing the epoxy industry in decades.

Everett says further sales growth for e-epoxy.com is expected to come in part from the site's expansion last year to the People's Republic of China. Dow epoxy products for delivery there will come from the company's new 41,000 metric tons per annum converted epoxy resin plant at its Zhangjiagang site in China.

In addition to China, formulators of coatings, composites and adhesives can purchase products and have them delivered to locations in North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, The Middle East, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Product pricing is regularly updated on e-epoxy.com. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars, Euro, Yen, and Yuan.

For more information, buyers can go directly to www.e-epoxy.com, take the quick site tour, register on-line for a free purchasing account and sign-on for the site's free monthly newsletter (currently distributed to a community of about 4,000 recipients).

EP&I is a leading global supplier of epoxy resins and related products to a broad range of industries. Epoxy products from Dow are used as a primary component in protective coatings, electrical laminates, structural and corrosion resistant composites, adhesives and a variety of other applications.

Dow is a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $33 billion, Dow serves customers in more than 180 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its approximately 46,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: e-epoxy

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