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ValueCommerce Forms Business Tie-Up with ALBERT to Provide the “Performance Recommender” Performance-Based Recommendation Service

ValueCommerce Co., Ltd.

ValueCommerce Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Stock Code: 2491, Chairman & CEO: Brian Nelson, ValueCommerce) is pleased to announce that on September 11, 2008, it entered into a business tie-up with ALBERT Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Takashi Uemura, ALBERT), which develops and provides recommendation systems, to offer “Performance Recommender,” a performance-based recommendation service for e-commerce.
“Performance Recommender” an amalgamation of ALBERT’s recommendation system and ValueCommerce’s tracking technology
“Performance Recommender” is a performance-based recommendation service realized by combining a recommendation system developed by ALBERT with the proven service track record and affiliate program tracking system of ValueCommerce. ValueCommerce will be responsible for marketing the service and collecting service fees.

“Incorporation of a recommendation system opens the way for displaying recommended goods based on users’ web browsing logs and purchase logs and broadens the potential for boosting sales,” notes Brian Nelson. “In addition, this recommendation service is available to e-commerce sites (advertisers) using ValueCommerce’s affiliate services at a reasonable performance-based cost.”

  • Features of “Performance Recommender”
  • It displays the most suitable products based on users’ web browsing logs and purchase logs.
  • Since it is offered as an ASP service, users have only to add a script to the source code of the website.
  • Under the performance-based reward system, users pay the fee according to the effect of the recommendation service. This allows users to easily take advantage of the service.
  • Introduction is easy for e-commerce sites already using ValueCommerce services.


[ ALBERT Inc. ]

ALBERT Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Takashi Uemura, ALBERT) was established in July 2005 as a company specializing in recommendation. The solutions it offers to e-commerce sites and manufacturers’ direct sales sites include the “Bull’s eye” recommendation engine that meets consumer needs, “Fuzzy Spec Search” ambiguous search engine that allows users to obtain search results anytime in any condition, “Image Select Search” for intuitively choosing products by their appearance, “Ruijishaku” search engine for intuitive search using images and the “Omakase Log Recommender” log-based recommendation engine readily available at a low cost. Apart from these, ALBERT operates the B2C recommendation website that allows consumers to find the products they desire. ALBERT aims to provide decision-making support and solutions for consumer problems.

[ ValueCommerce ]

ValueCommerce Co., Ltd. (Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market, Code No: 2491, Headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Founded on March 12th, 1996. Chairman & CEO: Brian Nelson), is distributing online advertisements and providing consulting services for companies conducting e-business.

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