Redirecting a Surplus and InfoMat bring surplus merchandise to the apparel industry

Washington, DC  March 26, 2001  InfoMat, an online information source for the apparel and textile industry, has partnered with, a solution for buying and selling business surplus, to offer surplus apparel merchandise to their users on The Extensible Markup Language (XML) feeds will bring discounted apparel listings from the network directly to users.

The ability to buy and sell surplus apparel through is a service users want, said Oley DiCenso, co-founder of InfoMat, The XML feed of listings from the exchange allows us to offer this service to our users from within our own site.

The partnership merges surplus listings and integrated fulfillment services from the exchange directly with apparel industry users on InfoMat.  Surplus merchandise or closeouts account for 7 percent of annual sales revenue in the apparel industry (AMR Research, 2000) and serves as an important distribution channel for these goods. has XML feeds of surplus listings available to their global network partners in apparel, construction, consumer goods, aerospace and many other industries.  The listings are distributed to partners using's DTD (document type definition) for auction listings. The listings are updated daily and the XML format enables Web sites and portals to easily integrate the listings into their existing infrastructure.

Delivering listings to vertical markets via XML allows to expose our goods to interested users in specific areas of interest, said Ben Brown, chief technology officer for, The apparel listing feeds to InfoMat will lay the groundwork for similar relationships in our key vertical markets.