The boxLot Commerce Network, the most comprehensive provider of networked online auction hosting and variable pricing solutions, announced its newest Network Partner, Auction Wine Online Inc., the only exclusive online auction house in the world that mails a hard copy catalogue to offline bidders, hosts local wine tasting events and maintains a 0% Consignor's Commission.

This alliance will add thousands of the world's finest wines to the network's available auction inventory and will boost auction lot volume on AuctionVine.com, another boxLot Commerce Network member site.

AuctionVine.com is the first and foremost Internet auction site to offer fine and rare collectible wines from merchants across the United States and Europe. Specifically designed to cater to the serious wine connoisseur, AuctionVine.com works with long-established auction house Morrell & Co. of New York, Fine Wines International and Park Avenue Liquors. Built on a foundation of credibility and trust, AuctionVine.com is one of the few online auction sites composed entirely of licensed merchants.

AuctionWineOnline.com will move to the AuctionXL platform and outsource its online auction technology needs. The outsource arrangement includes AuctionXL(SM), boxLot's new proprietary next-generation, private-label technology, integrated customer service options -- including award-winning e-mail, chat, toll-free phone assistance -- and a portfolio of administrative and reporting tools that allow partners to easily and efficiently manage auctions on their Web sites.

Auction Wine Online Inc. has been hosting monthly auctions online for nearly one year and features more than 400 lots and 5,000 bottles of the world's finest wines. AuctionWineOnline.com's May auction will include a large format Californian collection as well as an extensive collection of Bordeaux in case quantities from some of the most highly rated vintages with average lot prices starting at $500 and sales per auction exceeding $400,000.

Steve Puccini, president of Auction Wine Online Inc. is enthusiastic about the expanded partnership: "The team at Auction Wine Online Inc. are all looking forward to a shared auction with the newly redesigned AuctionVine.com. There will be new efficiencies to both businesses once our sites are powered by boxLot's new superior AuctionXL networked online auction technology. Their bidding technology is an exciting venue that our company will surely benefit from, as well as reaching their ever-expanding base of wine collectors. It's sure to be a mutually beneficial and symbiotic partnership."

Jonathan Hubbard, boxLot's EVP of Sales and Networked Commerce commented, "The strength of AuctionXL's functionality will allow consumers to bid on more fine and rare wine auctions at AuctionVine.com and provides them with far more channels for distribution."

Hubbard added, "AuctionWineOnline.com joins a growing list of new and powerful network partners including the Citadel Radio Network and Amos Press' CoinWorld.com and ScottOnline.com. By combining the strength of the network sites' inventory, bidders, buyers, sellers and overall traffic, the network will prove to become a strong enabler of expanded e-commerce opportunities for partners while offering online customers more variety and convenience in purchasing the products they need, want and search for."

About The boxLot Commerce Network

The boxLot Commerce Network brings together buyers and sellers from participating online commerce sites. The Network serves companies looking to enhance their e-commerce model, increase distribution, or integrate variable pricing solutions into their online marketplace. Network member sites gain access to shared inventory and management systems as well as integrated customer relationship management services. Participating companies include consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business auction and dynamic pricing sectors.

About AuctionXL

AuctionXL is boxLot's proprietary next generation custom technology product solution designed for networked auctions. AuctionXL makes use of the latest Oracle 8i database technology and uses industry-proven platforms and technologies. It is scalable, reliable, fast, and flexible, feature rich, supports variable pricing environments and supports continued rapid growth of the boxLot Commerce Network. boxLot was founded in 1997 and has offices in San Diego and San Francisco. For more information, contact 877/952-8284.