Amazon.com Sponsors Internet Home Building Project

by WOHe

Amazon.com Sponsors Internet Home Building
Project

Seattle, WA Leading online retailer Amazon.com will be a title
sponsor for the first Internet-driven home building project,
iShow.com and JLC LIVE Construction Training Shows announced
recently. In sponsoring the project dubbed dotCOM dreamHOME
Amazon.com will be the exclusive tools and equipment provider
throughout each phase of the home’s 18-month 
construction.

The dotCOM dreamHOME venture was conceived specifically to show
how a home can be constructed using the internet as its only
tool. 

E-commerce will be used for all aspects of the undertaking, from
real estate shopping and construction management, to furnishing and
the final selling of the home. 

“E-commerce is playing an increasingly important role in the
building industry, and Amazon.com brings both leadership and
innovation to the important tools and hardware segment,” comments
Paul Barnett, CEO of iShow.com.

Craig Savage, v.p., JLC LIVE, stresses that “time is money in
the construction business, so who better to demonstrate how the
Internet can streamline construction and save time and money in the
process than the most customer-centric online retailer in the
world, Amazon.com.”

Amazon.com added a Tools and Hardware store to its site in
November 1999, and it has already received widespread acclaim from
industry analysts. The site features an ever-growing range of
popular and hard-to-find tools, hardware and brands, as well as
detailed buying guides, project how-to’s and expert product
reviews.

“Our customers appreciate the fact that Amazon.com has the tools
for any application, as well as fast and reliable delivery to their
job sites and homes,” reports Eric Broussard, general manager of
Amazon.com’s Tools and Hardware store.

Construction of the dotCOM dreamHOME is scheduled to begin in
September in Las Vegas, NV. Live and on-demand web casting of the
project will be available for viewing online 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.

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