Foodbuy.com, a leading e-services firm dedicated to all segments of the foodservice industry, today announced it has entered into an e-commerce partnership with ShipSolutions.net. With this agreement, each company will provide direct links to the other's web site. Foodbuy.com customers will have direct access to turnkey, shipping-service provider information via ShipSolutions.net. Conversely, ShipSolutions.net service providers will link to foodbuy.com's Web site to broaden their reach into the foodservice industry, reduce sales expenses and increase the number of quote requests for shipping services.

A solidified partnership with ShipSolutions.net provides value-added shipping services for business-to-business members in search of cost-effective freight solutions, said Scott MacLellan, president and CEO, foodbuy.com. With an easy link from our Web site, shippers have a significantly more efficient process of selecting a service provider, evaluate quote responses and make more informed decisions regarding the movement of their freight.

Organizations that require freight transportation now can reduce the significant time and expense associated with daily tasks like quoting, service research and new business relationship management by using ShipSolutions.net. The company provides members with a comprehensive database to search for freight service providers by category and state, locate providers that transport consolidated loads, and view company profiles and rating evaluations. Members are able to competitively shop a broader spectrum of service providers by sending electronic RFQs to multiple service providers, in all modes of transportation, while eliminating the traditional manual processes, including voice-mail tag, fax preparation and cumbersome paperwork.

ShipSolutions.net's member providers are freight transportation companies, such as air freight forwarders, container lines, truckload carriers, specialized carriers, warehousing operations, crating businesses and other organizations involved with product shipment. These freight providers are able to utilize the ShipSolutions.net database to reduce sales expenses and expand their customer bases by receiving electronic RFQs and gaining access to shippers outside typical geographic sales regions.

The two company Web sites will be set-up and linked to allow visitors to register with both ShipSolutions.net and foodbuy.com for solution offerings, said Jim Meeker, president and co-founder of ShipSolutions.net. Receiving additional registrations allows us each to provide expanded, more convenient solutions and services to small- and medium-sized organizations that require more efficient offerings.

The foodservice industry is plagued with a supply chain that is cumbersome, fragmented and inefficient. Through proprietary technology, foodbuy.com has created back office solutions that streamline the data flow through the supply chain, allowing manufacturers, distributors and operators to realize significant savings. In addition, foodbuy.com has proven group-purchasing programs that leverage the buying power of more than 4,000 members, representing more than $870 million in annual purchases.

foodbuy.com currently offers solutions for purchasing services, distributor contracts, rebate management services and auditing. The company works with customers from various foodservice markets, including restaurants, hotels, schools, universities, prisons, military bases and healthcare institutions.

About ShipSolutions.net

ShipSolutions.net is an on-line freight quotation facilitator that allows users to reduce their freight costs through selective competition of service providers in all modes of transportation, including air, surface and ocean. Logility, Inc., a NASDAQ traded supply/value chain software solutions provider recently acquired a 30% stake in ShipSolutions.net by providing initial seed capital. The company is a unique and free Web service tool for shippers, including manufacturers, distributors and exporters, that provides immediate benefits through time and cost savings. The ShipSolutions.net community is the logical next-step for small- to medium-sized businesses that require reduced freight expenses, allowing member shippers to send out up to 10 Requests for Quotations from the service providers they select. ShipSolutions.net is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.shipsolutions.net/ or call Jim Meeker at (404) 238-8833 or via email at shipsolutions@aol.com.

About foodbuy.com

foodbuy.com, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a leading provider of business-to-business e-commerce services for the $150-billion foodservice marketplace and has more than $870 million in aggregated purchasing power. They provide technology, purchasing, networking and consulting solutions for more than 4,000 operators, representing all segments of the foodservice industry. Programs offered today include group purchasing, rebate management and compliance auditing, along with customized consulting. foodbuy.com is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through their Web site at http://www.foodbuy.com or through phone, fax or personal sales call. For more information, contact Ann Nickolas at (770) 998-0579, ext. 2117 or via e-mail at anickolas@foodbuy.com