To: SCOOBEY-DO (293 ) |
From: SCOOBEY-DO Wednesday, Jul 15 1998 6:14AM ET
Reply # of 2319
To All Betting Inc. Shareholders:
The following is the contents of the Press Release issued by Shop While You Wait and ET&T:
Monday July 13, 3:32 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Los Angeles Dodgers Contract With
Shop-While-You-Wait -- SWYW -- To Sell Dodgers
Merchandise Through SWYW
ATLANTA/LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 1998--Shop-While-
You-Wait announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers will begin marketing selected Dodgers merchandise through Shop-While-You-Wait (SWYW) catalogs, which will be distributed by SWYW in the greater Los Angeles market area.
SWYW will begin placing electronic terminals in August in locations
where people find themselves waiting with time on their hands, such as car washes, airport lounges, hair salons, employee lunch rooms, hotel lobbies, etc. While waiting, consumers can use the SWYW terminals to purchase items from the SWYW catalog, using their credit cards.
''Shop-While-You-Wait makes a wide variety of exciting Dodgers
merchandise more readily available to our fans,'' said Mike Nygren, director of Dodgers Merchandise.
SWYW plans to quickly cover the Los Angeles area with terminals placed in high-traffic locations. Terminals will be placed at no charge in qualifying locations.
''We are thrilled to have a quality organization like the L.A. Dodgers as one of our first clients,'' stated Harry Hargens, president of SWYW. ''Today's consumer is under more and more pressure and has less and less time to take care of basic needs such as shopping.
''SWYW lets the consumer accomplish something productive in time that would otherwise be lost.
For that reason, we think SWYW will be very well received. We look
forward to saving time for consumers and helping merchandisers to
significantly increase sales and reduce costs.''
Plans call for the SWYW service to quickly expand across the entire
United States, and discussions are already underway with other
SWYW is a joint venture of Unicomp (Nasdaq:UCMP - news) and Electronic Transactions and Technologies.
Harry Hargens, 770/471-4944
Los Angeles Dodgers
Mike Nygren, 213/225-1690
Tom Hughes, 310/377-2803