Allegro Medical forms Strategic Alliance with We Media, Inc.
Links allow Wemedia.com visitors to buy medical equipment and
home health care supplies from AllegroMedical.com
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June, 2000— Leading Internet home health care supplies superstore Allegro Medical today announced a strategic alliance with We Media, Inc., a cross-media company designed specifically for the estimated 54 million Americans with disabilities.
In the alliance, the two companies will establish multiple links from the Wemedia.com website to AllegroMedical.com, forming a co-branded shopping area for Wemedia’s visitors. When links carry a user over to the Allegro site, the Allegro hosted page will appear in a “frame” below Wemedia’s “masthead” (a strip of Wemedia branded space on the top portion of the browser). In some cases, individual products will be featured on Wemedia’s site and connected by links to the product pages on Allegro’s site.
“We applaud We Media’s drive to evolve their site and improve the user’s experience through the integration of a shopping area. We believe that Allegro’s broad product offering combined with WeMedia’s strategic placement of product links will ensure visitors a comprehensive path to a more independent and active lifestyle,” said Allegro president and CEO, Craig Hood.
Once linked from www.Wemedia.com, prospective customers can shop at www.AllegroMedical.com for more than 7,000 name brand medical products, at competitive prices, including ambulatory aids, bathroom assists, daily living aids, diabetes care, diagnostic products, exercise therapy, hand cycles, impotence, incontinence, lift chairs, maternity care, orthopedics, ostomy care, patient care, pediatric products, personal care, power scooters, respiratory therapy, skin care, urinary supplies, wheelchairs and wound care.
According to We Media president and CEO, Cary Fields,
Established in 1996, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Allegro Medical is a leading online medical supplies and equipment store, offering more than 7,000 competitively priced name brand products to end-users, caregivers and health care professionals worldwide. Products are sold primarily via the Internet at www.AllegroMedical.com, through electronic marketing and by phone at 1-800-861-3211. The site is designed to inform and promote products that make people’s lives easier. www.AllegroMedical.com features real-time checkout chat, a ‘build-to-order’ configurator for wheelchairs and scooters, personalized home page, free e-catalog subscriptions and much more. Allegro seeks to be the best place on the Web to purchase medical equipment and supplies.
About We Media Inc.
We Media was launched in 1997 by two entrepreneurs, Jerome Belson and Cary Fields, who had worked with disability organizations for several years. The company's first product was WE magazine, a glossy consumer lifestyle publication. The magazine, now published bimonthly, has won accolades for its top-flight editorial content and innovative approach to disability issues. The magazine's Web site, www.wemagazine.com, debuted in 1998.
In December 1999, We Media launched www.wemedia.com, a one-stop, full-service, integrated online community. We Media believes that the Internet is the ultimate prosthetic, a tool that can open the door for a population that has been historically underserved and largely ignored. The new site aims to provide the disability community with targeted and comprehensive information resources in the areas of finance, real estate, travel, news, and education. The site is designed to be user-friendly and on top of the latest assistive technologies.
The company currently has partnerships with TD Waterhouse, the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Organizing Committee, St. John's University, Hotjobs.com and Kaye Insurance Inc.