SAN FRANCISCO -- UBM Electronics, a publisher of www.eetimes.com, and RapidBuyr, the only national and local daily deals network specifically for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced an alliance to provide daily deals on business products and services to UBM Electronics' audience of engineers, engineering managers and senior managers at organizations of all sizes across the globe. Under the initial terms of the alliance, UBM Electronics will be RapidBuyr's partner in the global electronics marketplace.
UBM Electronics will incorporate RapidBuyr's daily deal offers across its electronics portfolio including relevant site placements, newsletters and highly-targeted audience promotions in order to help its audience of more than 2.2 million engineering professionals get direct access to special deals on technology and business products and services. As the alliance develops, UBM Electronics will offer specific products for engineers such as tools, software and equipment.
RapidBuyr offers high-quality business products to millions of small and mid-size businesses from name-brand manufacturers such as Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Lexmark and others, at significant discounts of 30-80 percent.
RapidBuyr's daily deals dramatically lower prices on typically expensive products and services such as hardware, software, Web development and design, IT outsourcing, marketing, meetings, events, staffing assistance, SaaS offerings and more. Currently serving a distribution network of over 30 million daily deal recipients, RapidBuyr is the largest daily deals site specifically addressing the business market.
"For nearly 40 years our trusted brands have connected the global electronics industry to essential information to help engineers bring new products to market and accelerate technology sales," said David Blaza, vice president, UBM Electronics. "This partnership with RapidBuyr is a natural extension to our portfolio and part of our business' strategic growth plan of reach, services and commerce. We continue to listen to the needs of our audience and are very pleased to offer access to technology and business daily deals to expand and deepen engagement with our customers, particularly those who work in small and medium businesses."
"The global electronics industry turns to UBM Electronics every day for news, products and insight into critical industry information. We are very pleased to partner with UBM Electronics to connect their audience to the reliable and highly discounted technology and business products and services we offer. We are committed to delivering top-notch goods and services at the best prices, and in doing so, we believe UBM Electronics will enhance their relationship with their customers," said Tom Aley, CEO, RapidBuyr.
RapidBuyr offers a network of local and nationwide daily deals for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The service provides millions of businesses with deep discounts of up to 80 percent on products and services such as computers, software, peripherals, information subscriptions, general merchandise, local services, travel and sporting events. Founded by successful entrepreneurs from Amazon, Microsoft, CNET, Dow Jones and Ziff Davis, RapidBuyr syndicates its social commerce platform to companies seeking to monetize their B2B audiences via transaction revenues. For more information, visit www.RapidBuyr.com.