United States, Ne... "Who is Citystuff.com? Citystuff.com is a unique e-commerce company that brings to its users products to which they never had access before. Citystuff.com makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the atmosphere of a city without ever leaving home. After all, why should the locals have all the fun? No one should be denied the chance to indulge in an authentic New York-style cheesecake or a fresh Dungeness crab from San Francisco nor denied the opportunity to dazzle in the fashion of a Los Angeles-based designer. Citystuff.com is a proven concept that launched in New York on 9/01/99 and has since opened in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia with many more cities soon to be launched. Why Citystuff? Citystuff is currently the first mover in the geographically branded e-commerce space. We have already begun to brand our unique, but flexible name, allowing us to create a transaction-focussed site that can continue to offer products that make a city “tick”. Through the appropriate mix of merchants, extensive detail to customer service, and well thought-out strategic partnerships, Citystuff has and will continue to attract loyal consumers that become repeat buyers, and dominate this space. In efforts to ward off any movement into this space by larger content players, we have chosen to approach those players with partnership opportunities and have had very favorable interest. Accomplishments In the short time since its launch on September 1, 1999, we have been well received by our customers and in the media. Citystuff has been featured in Fortune, Your Company, In Style, New York, Crains NY, TimeOut NY, Ocean Drive, Philly Style, New York Times, Computer World on-line, Motley Fool online, National Radio shows, and local television shows. In addition, Microsoft published a case study of Citystuff on how to efficiently implement a scaleable e-commerce site with Microsoft’s SQL 7.0 database running on an NT platform. This case study was published on their extremely popular site. Please go to our online press kit at http://www.citystuff.com/NewYork/PressKit.asp Citystuff is live in 4 major cities with a total of over 75 vendors, 850+ products, and growing daily. In addition to our current merchants, we are in discussions or in contract with, 50 to 100 more vendors and hundreds more products in various cities. With no marketing budget, Citystuff has been able to drive traffic through many alternative sources. We are merchants in the Linkshare affiliate program and have had over 6,200 other sites sign up to drive traffic to Citystuff. In addition we have been featured on Deal Time, Bargaindog, SFInsider, and many other popular sites. We continue to see the value of strategic marketing and will use future funds for well thought-out ROI and branding strategy. We currently have approximately 60,000 sessions weekly. Strategic Partnerships Pandesic (50/50 partnership with Intel and SAP) will be providing Citystuff an e-commerce solution that will allow Citystuff to rapidly scale our operation and focus on marketing, traffic generation, customer service, vendor acquisition, and customer retention. Please go to http://www.pandesic.com to see what their company offers. They estimate the ""value"" of the services if it was to be re-built from scratch at $3.5MM to $6MM. We will have full access to all of their relationships and partnerships and will always have available to us the highest technology with respect to e-commerce transactions in an evergreen environment where new software and hardware will be provided as it becomes necessary. We will begin to migrate to their system next week. An example of a company utilizing their system is DVD Express http://www.dvdexpress.com which will do $250MM+ in sales this year. While Pandesic’s typical model usually includes a hefty monthly fee of $25,000 to $75,000, they will be providing this solution in return for a pre-determined amount of equity in the company. This vote of confidence re-affirms the scalability of our model. We are currently in talks with a major publicly-held city-based c...