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blur Group Announces Global Partner Program. AMS and printed.com become first Alliance Partners on blur Group’s Global Services Exchange

Industries as diverse as print and insurance are realising the benefits of s-commerce

blur Group, the services-commerce company, today announces blur Partner, a global program that enables companies to deliver business services online via its s-commerce platform, the Global Services Exchange. London based online digital print destination printed.com and Alternative Market Insurance Services, Inc. in California become blur Group’s first Alliance Partners giving them the opportunity to extend their business service offering to customers. The deal brings together over 70,000 printed.com customers and over 2,000 AMS network members with over 50,000 users of blur Group’s Global Services Exchange..

There are three levels of partnerships available:
Strategic Partners: Partners integrate s-commerce with revenue infrastructure to meet strategic business service requirements of their company
Alliance Partners: Partners share s-commerce platform to extend offering to meet business service requirements of their customers
Referral Partners: Partners earn commission on projects referred to blur Group. Almost 1,000 businesses are currently Referral Partners

“The Global Services Exchange is an excellent addition to our existing suite of products and services for North American companies,” said Curtis Prince, Director of Sales & Marketing at AMS Programs. “Our partnership with blur Group gives our network unprecedented access to business services providers around the world.”

“The popularity of our Alliance Partnerships highlights how companies are taking a more holistic view of their customers’ experience,” said Gerry Gross, Chief Commercial Officer at blur Group. “Industries as diverse as print and insurance are realising the benefits of s-commerce, its relevance to their customers and the opportunities it creates for growth. AMS and printed.com share a disruptive approach to getting things done; they prize the quality and efficiency buying services online can bring.”

"printed.com is delighted to partner with blur Group; their Exchange platform provides a new business pipeline for the small creative businesses and freelancers that we work so closely with," said Nick Green, founder of printed.com. "The deal allows us to offer s-commerce to our customers and gives them access to thousands of business services providers in addition to our own print services."

About blur Group (LSE:BLUR)
blur Group operates the market leading, cloud-based platform for s-commerce used by nearly 50,000 businesses who have submitted over $250m of projects to date.

About printed.com
printed.com is an easy-to-use online store for print jobs of all sizes. Since launching in 2011, the company employs over 250 staff between its two offices in London and Newcastle.
Using the latest print technology, the company provides high quality print at low prices across a diverse range of over 80 products, from business cards and flyers, to posters and vinyl banners.

About AMS
With over 35 years experience Alternative Market Insurance Services Is the leading wholesaler for Integrated workers' compensation programs. Our industry specific knowledge and unsurpassed customer service has helped us forge long standing relationships with our program providers as well as our agent partners. From submission to fruition we provide our agents with the tools and insight necessary to continue to succeed and grow their business.

For further information contact:
Ruth Speakman, Global Head of Communications, blur Group
ruth@blurgroup.com or +44 (0)7795 011678