PEER 1 Launches Partner Network



    
    Comprehensive Referral and Reseller Programs Increase Customer Value and
    Revenue Possibilities

    
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2 /CNW/ -- PEER 1 Network Enterprises,
Inc. (TSX: PIX), a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, has launched
the PEER 1 Partner Network, an integrated Referral and Reseller Program
targeted towards web developers, system integrators and IT consultants.  These
programs are designed to provide PEER 1 partners with an opportunity to
strengthen their relationships with existing clients, offer revenue incentives
to refer business and in turn increase revenue for both PEER 1 and its
partners.
    "We are constantly looking for opportunities to work more closely with
our partners and their clients.  These programs are designed to provide higher
value relationships with clients and increase our partner's revenues today and
into the future," said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business
development for PEER 1.  "The Partner Network will significantly enhance PEER
1's referral and reseller sales channels by providing our partners with an
integrated incentive system that also allows us to grow our revenue.
    The Referral Program provides partners with a variety of choices for
significant business and revenue growth opportunities without having to close
the sale themselves or support the client afterwards.  Referral partners can
either receive a one-time commission of up to 100 percent for each new
customer referral or participate in a revenue sharing plan that pays a monthly
commission (monthly recurring revenue) of up to 15 percent.  For example, if a
partner refers a customer that orders a $5,000 solution, the partner can
choose a one-time commission of $3,500 or recurring commission of $500 per
month for the length of the initial contract.
    Once a referral is passed on to PEER 1, a PEER 1 account manager will be
assigned to the referred client who will work closely with a PEER 1 solution
engineer to fully assess hosting needs and to recommend the best business IT
solution.  From that point, clients receive around-the-clock technical support
through the PEER 1 support team and the MyPEER1.com website portal.
    The Reseller Program, which is expected to be deployed later this
quarter, will help partners offer comprehensive hosting solutions backed by
PEER 1. Features will include partner discounts for dedicated servers, setup
fees and managed services.  Partners will have the flexibility to set pricing,
with the full support of a dedicated PEER 1 account team made up of a personal
account manager, technical specialist, and a billing specialist.  Co-branded
sales and marketing materials will also be available, as well as Partner
Network status and exposure on the PEER 1 website.
    "We have enjoyed a very consistent level of service with PEER 1 both with
its Referral and Reseller Programs," said Mark Lewis, chief technology officer
with Mass Transmit.  "We mostly resell their dedicated servers, but sometimes
have clients who want to deal directly with the hosting provider.  In those
cases, we refer them to PEER 1 without hesitation, knowing they are in the
best of hands.  We also enjoy a good relationship with our account team.  Our
technical account manager has helped us many times when we've been in a
pinch."
    For further information on the PEER 1 Partner Network visit
http://www.peer1.com/partners
    
    About PEER 1
    
    PEER 1, a leading online IT infrastructure provider, believes in the
limitless opportunity of the Internet and in the business growth and
continuity it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. PEER 1 delivers
highly scalable managed hosting and co-location solutions to ensure that
customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER
1 has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major
cities across North America and Europe. Serving a variety of companies, PEER 1
offers solutions that grow through every stage of web commerce, regardless of
company size. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the
stock is traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit:
http://www.peer1.com.




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http://www.peer1.com

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