Wednesday, April 02, 2008
ATLANTA – Allconnect, Inc., the leading provider of essential home services, today announced a partnership with Consumer Source Inc, the #1 print and online publisher and distributor of advertising-supported consumer guides in the U.S.
As a result of this alliance, visitors to the Consumer Source Inc websites www.apartmentguide.com, www.rentals.com and www.rentalhouses.com have instant access to Allconnect’s complete array of services relevant to the move event, including the ability to compare and select essential household services with a single click. In addition, the Allconnect service will be available to users of the Apartment Guide print publication in key cities during the second quarter of 2008.
“Moving can be stressful and together with Allconnect, we hope to make that process a little easier,” said Sally Hearn, director, Sales and Partnerships, Consumer Source. “Having free and quick access to multiple home service connections is an important convenience to consumers and we’re pleased to add these new tools to help them get connected.”
Home service connections available through Allconnect include:
. Natural Gas
. Cable TV
. Satellite TV
. High Speed Internet
In addition to being able to compare, select and manage home services in multiple categories online, site visitors also have instant access to Allconnect’s Relocation Specialists, each of whom can provide additional valuable insight and guidance to the visitor as choices are made. Relocation Specialists are located in two U.S.-based state-of-the-art-contact centers which are geographically located to optimally cover all time zones. The Specialists are trained to offer support and guidance around the multiple products and services in a given area, helping customers sort through choices to find the best solution for their household.
“By offering the services of Allconnect to its users, Consumer Source now provides an enormous benefit, enabling consumers to get efficiently reconnected during the stress of a move,” said Mark Miller, Allconnect Chairman and CEO. “We’re pleased to partner with Consumer Source to help their customers easily select, order, and manage essential household services.”
About Consumer Source Inc
Consumer Source Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PRIMEDIA Inc. (NYSE: PRM), an integrated media business that provides free print and online consumer guides for the apartment and home industries. Consumer Source publishes and distributes more than 38 million guides and magazines – such as Apartment Guide and New Home Guide – to approximately 60,000 U.S. locations each year through its proprietary distribution network, DistribuTech. The company also circulates the category specific content on its leading Web sites, including ApartmentGuide.com, NewHomeGuide.com and Rentals.com, a comprehensive real estate rental site that provides single-unit, and vacation rental information. For more information visit www.primedia.com.
Allconnect, Inc. is the leading provider of essential home services and connections during residential relocations. Founded in 1998 to help people during their move, the company establishes a number of residential services for consumers including power, telephone, cable television, Internet, newspaper, and lawn care all at no cost to consumers. The company partners with more than 30 power companies and hundreds of service providers across the U.S. and employs more than 500 associates. This year, the company will assist more than five million families with their residential relocation. In the last year, Allconnect won the Verizon Supplier Excellence Award, was named for the second time one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing private companies, and was named one of Atlanta’s 50 fastest growing privately-held companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.