E-Commerce West Issues Update

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from E-Commerce West Corp.

    DEADWOOD, S.D., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Commerce West Corp.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   ECEE) through a wholly-owned subsidiary, began research
 and development on its Business-to-Business internet application in Fall,
 1999.  To date the Company has made the following progress:
 
     --  the Company has entered into a licensing agreement with its Israeli
         software supplier accompanied by the initial licensing payment.
 
     --  a beta test version of the Company's proprietary software has been
         developed and tested.  The Company is pleased with the results to
         date.
 
     --  presentations have been made to a cross-section of corporations whom
         the Company believes will benefit from the application.
 
     --  the Company has entered into an Agreement in Principle with one
         corporation to implement its application and is in negotiations on the
         definitive agreement.
 
     --  The Company has made multiple presentations at various management
         levels to a NYSE corporation, each of which were well received.  The
         Company is optimistic a definitive agreement can be concluded.
 
     --  The Company has a pending agreement with a high-profile State agency
         to implement its application.
 
     --  The Company has received an expression of interest conditioned upon
         the successful launch of its application from one division of a
         corporation with over 15 operating units.  Two additional units of
         this corporation have also expressed interest in implementing the
         application.
 
     "We're gratified that our diligence and efforts to continue to bring our
 application to market have been rewarded with such enthusiasm from our
 potential client companies," said Jon Elliott, President/CEO.
     "Once launched, when we contemplate the highly-scaleable nature of our
 application combined with its built in recurring revenue stream, we can't help
 but be optimistic about the future," continued Mr. Elliott.
     The Company will continue to keep its shareholders and the financial
 community informed of new developments and benchmarks as they are reached.
 
     E-Commerce West, a fully-reporting public company, is engaged in the
 development and marketing of a unique B2B internet application designed to
 enable corporations to gain a significant competitive advantage in enhancing
 communication with their employees and customers.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information.  These
 forward-looking statements, which by their nature are subject to risks and
 uncertainties, include but are not limited to completion of contemplated
 agreements, favorable market acceptance and additional financing availability
 at acceptable terms, are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. (PSLRA -'95).  These
 forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted, either positively or
 negatively, by various factors described in the Company's Form 10-KSB for the
 year ended July 31, 2000 and the Company's Form 10-QSBs for the quarters ended
 October 31, 2000 and January 31, 2001 as filed with the Securities & Exchange
 Commission.  Therefore, actual results may differ materially from any
 forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE E-Commerce West Corp.
    DEADWOOD, S.D., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Commerce West Corp.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   ECEE) through a wholly-owned subsidiary, began research
 and development on its Business-to-Business internet application in Fall,
 1999.  To date the Company has made the following progress:
 
     --  the Company has entered into a licensing agreement with its Israeli
         software supplier accompanied by the initial licensing payment.
 
     --  a beta test version of the Company's proprietary software has been
         developed and tested.  The Company is pleased with the results to
         date.
 
     --  presentations have been made to a cross-section of corporations whom
         the Company believes will benefit from the application.
 
     --  the Company has entered into an Agreement in Principle with one
         corporation to implement its application and is in negotiations on the
         definitive agreement.
 
     --  The Company has made multiple presentations at various management
         levels to a NYSE corporation, each of which were well received.  The
         Company is optimistic a definitive agreement can be concluded.
 
     --  The Company has a pending agreement with a high-profile State agency
         to implement its application.
 
     --  The Company has received an expression of interest conditioned upon
         the successful launch of its application from one division of a
         corporation with over 15 operating units.  Two additional units of
         this corporation have also expressed interest in implementing the
         application.
 
     "We're gratified that our diligence and efforts to continue to bring our
 application to market have been rewarded with such enthusiasm from our
 potential client companies," said Jon Elliott, President/CEO.
     "Once launched, when we contemplate the highly-scaleable nature of our
 application combined with its built in recurring revenue stream, we can't help
 but be optimistic about the future," continued Mr. Elliott.
     The Company will continue to keep its shareholders and the financial
 community informed of new developments and benchmarks as they are reached.
 
     E-Commerce West, a fully-reporting public company, is engaged in the
 development and marketing of a unique B2B internet application designed to
 enable corporations to gain a significant competitive advantage in enhancing
 communication with their employees and customers.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information.  These
 forward-looking statements, which by their nature are subject to risks and
 uncertainties, include but are not limited to completion of contemplated
 agreements, favorable market acceptance and additional financing availability
 at acceptable terms, are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. (PSLRA -'95).  These
 forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted, either positively or
 negatively, by various factors described in the Company's Form 10-KSB for the
 year ended July 31, 2000 and the Company's Form 10-QSBs for the quarters ended
 October 31, 2000 and January 31, 2001 as filed with the Securities & Exchange
 Commission.  Therefore, actual results may differ materially from any
 forward-looking statements.
 
 SOURCE  E-Commerce West Corp.