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San Antonio goes E-COMMERCE.

1/31/1999 9:23:25 PM
Posted by: Titima Schwawerzel
Email: titima@worldpost.com
Phone: 210-212-5600
URL: http://samarketplace.com


January 1999, San Antonio, Texas --- S A MARKETPLACE (SAMarketplace.com) unveils the newest additions to its 40 gift stores, clothing stores, and art galleries. Now open on-line, San Antonio's famous GardenVille Store for all your gardening needs and on-line advice. Another great addition is the Hispanic Heritage Store filled with an exciting collection of Books, Videos, CD's, and Calendars (some hard-to-find items at reasonable prices) all written by or inspired by famous Hispanic heroes and leaders.

The work of Rex Foster, famous songwriter, artist and jewelry designer, is only available in one store in New York City until now. At SAMarketplace.com you can browse through his famous designs: the hatband that Jerry Jeff Walker wears ($150) and a captivating Leather Latigo Belt with Silver and Ivory from ancient walrus and hippo tusks ($1,350).

The Art Gallery of San Antonio welcomes well-known San Antonio artist, Carolina Flores to its gallery of nationally known Texas artists. Carolina is famous for her vivid, colorful paintings of highway landscapes, and intriguing portraits that use vivid colors to give insight to the faces that she paints. Carmen Lomas Garza of Austin, also joins The Art Gallery of San Antonio and showcases her best-selling prints and note cards of Hispanic family life celebrations painted in her unique and charming primitive style.

S A Marketplace, San Antonio's largest virtual "mall" on the internet offers the most interesting and unique stores in San Antonio area......from Alamo Plaza, La Villita, Artisan's Alley, Alamo Heights, Market Square and the Riverwalk, open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, and no parking hassles, no crying babies, no standing in line at the check out counter!!!!

S A Marketplace offers gifts ranging from Gourmet Foods and Salsas, Hand-made Jewelry, Discount Tickets to Fiesta Texas and Sea World, Books and Videos on Texas personalities, Southwest Indians and famous Hispanic Heroes.

S A Marketplace specializes in Art Prints, Posters and Original Works by San Antonio's most famous Southwestern and Hispanic Artists: Jesse Trevino, Celina Hinojosa, Mary Louise Lopez, Robert Ytuarte, Vitor Gutierrez, Adan Hernandez, Louis Amici, Brad Braune, Nivia Gonzalez, Mary Frances Robinson and many more....

On-Line customers can selectively "search" for gifts in any price range, under $20 and under $50, or search a topic, such as jewelry or books. There is even a Gift Certificate Store. Credit card purchases are convenient and secure. There are phone numbers and email addresses for each store for customers who have questions or wish to place their orders over the phone

SAMarketplace.com is a part of the Heart of San Antonio website that began in 1994 to showcase the Alamo City on the world wide web. Today over 15,000 visitors a day are coming to Heart of San Antonio and many of them have already discovered the fun of shopping in SAMarketplace.

According to a Nielsen survey (8/98), on-line commerce and commerce generated by on-line presence, will expand to $1.2 trillion by 2002. According to the report, internet users over age 16 in the US and Canada reached 79 million as of June 1998, a 36% increase in one year.(More statistics available.)