AUTOWEB COM INC

AUTOWEB COM INC

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Company Overview
Autoweb.com, Inc. is a private company engaged in the provision of consumer automotive Internet services. The company has its registered head office in Santa Clara, California, USA.
Autoweb.com is considered as the leading consumer automotive Internet service provider in the country. The company offers a variety of ways to purchase new and used vehicles in conjunction with vehicle manufacturers, local member dealers and other commerce partners through its auction, direct and referral commerce channels. Autoweb.com further provides finance, insurance and maintenance services to support the complete lifecycle of the vehicle. As part of its business, the company offers automotive content, Web hosting and development services as well as sales automation services to vehicle manufacturers, dealers and online partners.
Business Summary
Autoweb.com, Inc. is a consumer automotive Internet service. The Company’s Website centralizes an extensive collection of automotive-related commerce, content and community offerings to assist consumers in researching, evaluating and buying vehicles and automotive-related products and services such as insurance and financing. In addition, the Company provides automotive content, Web hosting and development services and sales automation services to vehicle manufacturers, dealers and online partners.
Description and history
Autoweb.com, Inc. is a consumer automotive Internet service. The Company’s Website centralizes an extensive collection of automotive-related commerce, content and community offerings to assist consumers in researching, evaluating and buying vehicles and automotive-related products and services such as insurance and financing. In addition, the Company provides automotive content, Web hosting and development services and sales automation services to vehicle manufacturers, dealers and online partners.

Commerce Services

Autoweb.com’s New Vehicle Program allows for the purchase of a new vehicle from the Company’s network of certified member dealers. Autoweb.com Pre-Owned Vehicle Program allows for the purchase of a vehicle listed in the Company’s database of pre-owned inventory, either from one of its member dealers or from another consumer. Autoweb.com Sell Your Vehicle Program lists a pre-owned vehicle for sale. Autoweb.com Vehicle Insurance is a program where one can obtain insurance quotes and purchase online with Insweb Insurance service. Autoweb.com Vehicle Financing is a program where one can obtain finance quotes. ProActAdvertising is where advertisers can advertise or participate in sponsorships on Autoweb.com and Autosite.com.

Autosite.com Commerce Partners is a program where one can buy automotive and related products and services from high quality commerce partners. SalesEnhancer.com is a sales automation tool to help member dealers (and non-member dealers) manage sales from walk-ins and those related to their Internet marketing efforts. Autoweb.com Extended Warranty is where one can obtain extended vehicle warranty quotes from Warranty Gold and Warrantybynet.com. Autoweb.com Parts and Accessories is where one can obtain parts and accessories from CarParts.com and a parts catalog from JC Whitney. Autoweb.com Credit Reports is a program where one can purchase a personal credit report. Autoweb.com Lemon Check is where one can get a car screening and purchase a Lemon Check report through CarFax. Autoweb.com Service Center is where one can schedule vehicle service appointments online in Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Seattle.

Content Services

Autosite.com is a 20,000-page online vehicle buyer’s guide and a rich source of related services, information and original automotive editorial content. AutoSite Pro is an extensive source of competitive and product information for auto manufacturers. AutoSite Pro Lite is a product information source and data distribution point for print and electronic media. Autoweb.com Vehicle Research identifies a specific vehicle and gets the facts on the vehicle you want. Autoweb.com Pre-Owned Vehicle Prices is where one can obtain Kelley Blue Book pre-owned vehicle values. Autoweb.com Reviews obtains consumer reviews and professional reviews from Autoweb Professional Review, New Car Test Drive and The Car Connection.

Autoweb.com Automotive News reads about the latest automotive news from Reuters. Autoweb.com Automotive Guides uses the Company’s troubleshooting guide to pinpoint the symptoms a car is exhibiting and learn possible causes. The Company’s maintenance and repair section obtains automotive tips and hints provided by ASE. The Company’s selling checklist can be used to prepare a car for sale and help get a full asking price. Autoweb.com Maintenance & Repair obtain automotive tips and hints provided by ASE. Autoweb.com Recalls & Service Bulletins obtain vehicle recall information and technical service bulletins. Autoweb.com Loan/Lease Calculator calculates monthly auto expenses or compare loan versus lease payments. Autoweb.com Weekly Publication reads weekly automotive editorials from industry experts. Autoweb.com Interior 360(degrees) views 360(degrees) photos of the interiors of the top 200 vehicles through IPIX.

Currently, the Company believes that its most significant competitors are MSN CarPoint and Autobytel.com.

Business Line
Engaged in the provision of consumer automotive Internet services
Subsidiary

Advisor
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
IPO date
3/1999
US SIC Code
7375
Company Address
Building 6
3270, Jay Street
City province or state postal code
95054, SANTA CLARA, CA
Phone: +1 408 970 9100
Fax: +1 408 588 9782
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.autoweb.com