LONDON and PARIS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ePages and the European shopping portal now cooperate to offer Europe's online merchants even better marketing opportunities. With over 40,000 merchants and more than 130 million products, is the largest shopping portal in Europe. In the United Kingdom, lists over 23 million products and 3,500 online merchants.

Starting immediately, ePages is offering a seamless and easy access to the local shopping portals of the French market leader in 11 European countries and in 6 languages, for instance in France, in Spain and in Germany.

With ePages and, online merchants in the United Kingdom will receive the free-of-charge connection to three portals in one go: to the product search engines and as well as to the e-commerce directory "We're pleased to have won, one of the largest and most innovative shopping portals in Europe, as a partner. This way, we offer a strong online presence to online shop merchants positioned on ePages and also the opportunity to offer their products to an even wider market," says Wilfried Beeck, CEO of ePages.

This new cooperation allows online merchants a simple entry into new European markets and offers an increased visibility on the most diverse portals and partner sites. Targeting customers is thus more precise and new customer groups can be developed: Merchants list their products - from electronics to gifts and flowers - on the portals of free of charge and without time constraints. In turn, consumers can obtain comprehensive information about the online merchants and their products allowing them to make sound purchasing decisions.

Corinne Lejbowicz, CEO of the Group: "Our company is pursuing a strong expansion course. And with ePages, we are excited to have gained a strong partner that cooperates with the leading hosting providers in all of Europe. Merchants are thus able to ensure the visibility of their products Europe-wide even more simply." shopping portals for ePages merchants at a glance: Online shopping guide - (French) Price and product comparisons - (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish) Shopping search engines - (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish) European e-commerce directories -;; (German) - (French) -; (English) - (Spanish) - (Italian) -; (Dutch)

About ePages

ePages Software powers more than 40,000 online shops, making it a leading provider of e-commerce solutions worldwide. Based on ePages Hosting Edition, a scalable shop hosting platform, numerous hosting providers and telecommunications companies offer powerful hosted web shops. These include British Telecom, Lycos, Host Europe, T-Online, 123-reg, Amen, Arsys and Strato.

A worldwide network of ePages partners tailors e-commerce solutions for small and medium-sized companies, customised precisely to their requirements. More than 1,000 companies such as Leonardo, Lindt, Skoda or Encyclopaedia Britannica run their e-commerce activities on ePages Merchant Edition. ePages is based in Hamburg and has offices in San Francisco, London, Barcelona and Jena.

About Group

The number one French independent publisher of online shopping guides and price comparison websites, Group is a true expert in its domain and the best companion for the e-shopper. The company doesn't sell a single product itself but rather dedicates itself entirely to its role of medium between the shoppers and the e-merchants. All merchants who meet the shop listing criteria can list their shop for free and for as long as they wish. With more than 40,000 shops and more than 130 million products listed throughout Europe, the Group's sites offer true market insight and allow the shopper to purchase online simply and in complete lucidity and confidence. S.A. is present in 14 countries with websites in 9 languages. The company publishes and in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as their sister sites and S.A. is listed on the Paris Alternext Euronext stock exchange, under mnemonic code ALGUI, ISIN code FR001046092.

Press contacts Vic Scona, Phone: +44(0)20-3178-5331,, *kulow kommunikation, Tina Kulow, Tel: +49-40-4327-7005, Group, Astrid Canevet, Tel: +33-1-55-43-36-10,

Press contacts: Vic Scona, Phone: +44(0)20-3178-5331,; *kulow kommunikation, Tina Kulow, Tel: +49-40-4327-7005,; Group, Astrid Canevet, Tel: +33-1-55-43-36-10,