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January 27, 2014 at 17:52 PM EST
Avangate Ranked Top Affiliate Network Focused on Software, SaaS and Online Services in 2014 Blue Book

REDWOOD SHORES, CA --(Marketwired - January 27, 2014) - Avangate, the leading Digital Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Online Services companies to grow their business worldwide, today announced its #11 ranking in the Online Advertising Blue Book Top 20 CPS Affiliate Networks for 2014. A three-position rise from the previous year, the ranking reflects Avangate's increasing momentum in the affiliate space, as well as leadership in helping grow revenues for digital goods, software and SaaS providers around the world.

The Blue Book Top 20 is carried out by mThink and takes into account reputation, clientele, popularity and scale of over 400 networks worldwide. An important part of the ranking process is a survey of over 20,000 industry figures, in addition to research, aggregated expert views, traffic data and measures of industry influence.

"Software and online services markets are clearly on the rise. This, coupled with the increasing complexity of the digital buyer journey across more and more sophisticated points of engagement, validation and reiteration, determines companies across multiple industries to look for ways to increase their digital sales and reach customers in an integrated fashion through additional channels and specialized distribution networks," said Mike Ni, CMO/ SVP of Marketing and Products at Avangate. "Avangate is constantly working to help software and cloud services companies embrace B2i -- business to individual commerce focused on the buyer -- and we're excited to have achieved the #11 position in the Blue Book list, widely recognized as the leading affiliate network ranking in the industry."

Already one of the leading Digital Goods Affiliate Network and Commerce Platforms, Avangate's network of 44,000 affiliates attained an over 200% growth in affiliate sales volumes in 2013 compared to 2012. The average order value and network-wide conversion rates across Avangate's key categories of Software, eBooks, and Online Services saw continued year-on-year increases, making digital goods one of the fastest growing categories for affiliates.

For more information about the Avangate affiliate network and to learn proven affiliate marketing techniques, join Avangate and Bitdefender for an upcoming webinar on "How to Accelerate Your International Expansion Through Affiliates" on January 29th, 2014.

To learn more about how Avangate can grow your software and SaaS sales, read an overview of the Avangate commerce solutions.

ABOUT AVANGATE

Avangate is the leader in Customer Centric Commerce solutions, helping Software and Cloud services companies increase their online sales across touchpoints and business models, as well as grow their distribution channels to profitably scale and enter new markets. Avangate's solutions include a full-featured, modular and secure Commerce platform, which integrates online eCommerce, subscription billing, global payments, a partner order and revenue management solution, as well as a constantly expanding worldwide affiliate network.

To learn more about Avangate, please visit www.avangate.com.

Contact Information:

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For media & PR inquiries, please contact:

Kyrk Storer

Horn Group

Tel: +1 415 905 4012

Email: kyrksen.storer@horngroup.com

Delia Ene

Avangate

Tel: +31 20 890 8080 ext: 4654

Email: delia.ene@avangate.com
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