Quick, Inc., an Internet home delivery service providing brand name, non-perishable grocery and related products under the name "Quick.com(TM)", today announced that it has selected Descartes Systems Group to provide a Web-based routing and scheduling optimization system enabling on-time delivery to Quick customers' homes.

"We are building Quick to provide profitable, on-time grocery deliveries, to our customers' doorsteps," said Ralph D. McRae, Chairman of Quick, Inc. "Descartes is an integral part of our city-by-city home delivery system. It provides the Web-based reservation system and route optimization capabilities that will help us best serve the demands of online shoppers in locations across North America. Descartes' DeliveryNet solution is an end-to-end home delivery solution, ensuring home delivery efficiency from the point of order to delivery to the customer."

"With Descartes' DeliveryNet solution, Quick offers an economic alternative to online retailers that do not want to invest in the resources or struggle with the demands of online shoppers for fast, on-time deliveries," said David Marcus, Senior Vice President, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods at Descartes. "The DeliveryNet solution enables Quick to optimize its delivery resources, and make deliveries profitably and on-time, which is essential for companies doing business on the Web."

Quick is building a North American-wide home replenishment system for goods purchased over the Internet. Initially concentrating on the US$500 billion grocery industry, Quick will expand its offering to provide same day home delivery services to other online retailers. Service will be rolled out commencing with the Greater Vancouver area in October, 2000.

Descartes' DeliveryNet solution for home delivery and consumer direct combines mobile applications, wireless technology, street-level route optimization, supplier visibility, innovative Web-based customer self-scheduling and customer relationship management programs, enabling companies to manage their delivery operations from the point of order all the way to the customer's doorstep.

About Quick, Inc.

Quick, Inc. operates an Internet grocery home delivery service located at www.Quick.com. Quick offers thousands of brand name items, competitively priced. The "Quick" service takes a shopping chore that usually requires hours and lets users shop and schedule delivery within minutes. Delivery is scheduled for a time most convenient for consumers to be home to accept it. Quick, Inc. aims to be the first, successful proof of concept in home grocery services and thereafter to build a large and profitable North America wide business that sets the standard in home replenishment.

About Descartes

Descartes is a leading provider of end-to-end logistics solutions that facilitate B2B e-commerce. Descartes' e-fulfillment software and exchange solutions enable companies to create high-speed, high-performance fulfillment networks called DeliveryNets. DeliveryNet solutions empower organizations to deliver reliable, responsive customer service in a profitable manner and to create innovative new products and services.

DeliveryNet solutions leverage the Internet-based Global Logistics Network, an open, worldwide network of shippers, receivers, carriers, logistics service providers, e-marketplaces, vertical portals, and transportation exchanges. The result is a global e-fulfillment information infrastructure that provides cost savings and revenue opportunities for businesses that need to manage physical product movement.

Descartes products are licensed today by more than 850 companies in 35 vertical industries in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information about Descartes, visit www.descartes.com.

Quick.com is a registered trademark of Quick, Inc.

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