zeeDive.com to Launch With Green Giving Program
TechAddress recently interviewed Eric Metens, president and founder of zeeDive Inc. Please enjoy the following update about zeeDive by Karen Monroe.
San Francisco, CA – September 22, 2006 – There’s a new shopping website in town committed to thinking globally and acting locally. San Francisco-based e-tailer zeeDive.com, a unique site that makes shopping fun, exciting and has the best selection of stylish goods at decreasing prices, has taken this important message to heart, and to the Internet, by committing to do their collective share to help offset global warming by reducing energy consumption.
“Everyone can absolutely make a significant difference in the environment and global warming issues by implementing simple changes in their lives and businesses,” said Eric Metens, founder and president of zeeDive, the premier provider of one-stop-shopping convenience to an online community of young, hip shoppers. “It is time to pay attention and take positive action. This is our responsibility as citizens of the world.”
With recent events like Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Asia and the release of Al Gore’s startling movie, global warming issues have grabbed the headlines and encouraged people to make changes. The zeeDive team and their data center have pledged to invest in eco-friendly technologies to reduce their energy consumption, including using a “green” water-cooling system, recycling computer parts and consistently meeting emissions standards with power usage.
When zeeDive launches October 9, it will offer a program that donates a percentage of profits from all powered items sold on the site – like electronics and anything battery operated – to three non-governmental organizations working to have a positive impact on global warming. In addition to finding cool, high-quality items at affordable prices that keep dropping, zeeDive shoppers will have the option to contribute directly to these global warming organizations from the site at the click of a button. The specific groups to benefit from the zeeDive green program have yet to be named, as Metens is invested in making a thorough and thoughtful decision when hand-picking the organizations.
“We are dedicated to making a difference in the world through our professional and personal efforts,” said Metens, who personally contributes to the effort by riding his e-bike to work whenever possible. “The zeeDive commitment to giving back is through improving the environment in as many ways as possible.”
As the official site launch gets closer, the months of extensive beta testing and focus group feedback have really paid off, said Metens. zeeDive is nearly fine-tuned to perfection, ready and waiting to offer shopping solutions to shoppers of all types, especially during the holidays.
The way zeeDive works is straightforward and easy to understand. A top price is set for an item and the amount continues to dive until time expires or someone buys it. A zeeDiver can buy or set a price at any time during the plunge. If the dive drops to that set catch price, the buyer gets the item.
For more information, visit http://www.zeeDive.com or call 650.619.4452.
Karen Monroe Public Relations
58 west portal ave. #241
san francisco, ca 94127
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