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E-Commerce Vendor ShopSite Announces Version 10 SP2 of Leading Shopping Cart System

-Popular software adds mobile order management, dashboard, and Braintree integration

July 20, 2010, Orem, Utah -- ShopSite, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce shopping cart and catalog software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced the release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for ShopSite version 10. ShopSite® is an industry leading e-commerce software option for web hosting providers, for new or existing Internet merchants, and for Web designers.

"We are excited that ShopSite has integrated with our payment gateway," said Bryan Johnson, CEO of Braintree. “ShopSite merchants now have an easy way to accept credit cards and still be PCI compliant. With our transparent redirect it appears that the shopper never leaves the merchant site to enter their payment information even though it is being entered on our PCI compliant server."

"New features such as the Braintree integration, mobile order management and the dashboard are available in all product levels – Starter, Manager, and Pro" said ShopSite CEO David Hills.

New Features

Dashboard (Pro, Manager, Starter)
The dashboard displays key store information at a glance. Some of the information the merchant can view includes:

  • Recent Orders
  • Sales totals for the day, week, or month
  • Popular Products
  • Store statistics – number of products, pages, orders, customers, etc.
  • RSS feed for blogs, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Popular Searches (Pro and Manager)

The merchant can configure what information is displayed on the dashboard as well as drag and drop to organize the dashboard as they prefer to view it. Deborah J. LaBrake of LaBrake's Garden Path & Pond LLC says, "The dashboard is a great addition to ShopSite. This in itself would be worth the upgrade! With the ability to custom configure [the dashboard], one can see all pertinent info at a quick glance. The dashboard support for mobile browsers allows me to check on my store anytime and from almost anywhere."

Mobile merchant interface (Pro, Manager, Starter)
Key parts of the ShopSite merchant interface will detect the use of mobile web browsers and optimize the display for a better mobile experience. Mobile aware sections of the merchant interface include the new dashboard and the order management screens, where merchants can view and fill orders. Steve Gerencser of Animal Charms states, "I love the new mobile interface for ShopSite. I can actually run my shopping site from the comfort of my fishing boat with my cell phone. No more missed sales opportunities or fish!!"

Inventory Tracking for Ordering Options (Pro)
Inventory Tracking can now be extended to ordering options (e.g. shirt sizes such as small, medium, large). In addition, when using multiple order options (style, color, size) at the same time, any out-of-stock options can be noted or hidden. Also, the appropriate image for the combination of selected options will be displayed to the shopper. Gary Bisonett of Freebears.com says "the ability to track inventory order options (e.g. in our case multiple colors of the same stuffed animal) will streamline our site management process."

Follow on Facebook/Twitter (Pro, Manager, Starter)
Merchants can have ShopSite insert Facebook and Twitter logos to allow their shoppers to follow them on either social media service.

Share on Facebook/Twitter (Pro, Manager)
Merchants can have ShopSite insert Facebook ‘share' and Twitter ‘tweet' logos on their pages, so their customers can share what they find on the site with their own social networks on Facebook and Twitter.

The full list of new features can be found here:

http://www.shopsite.com/help/10.2/en-US/new-features.html

Current users of ShopSite version 10 can upgrade to service pack 2 for free!

About ShopSite

ShopSite, Inc. is a private company based in Orem, Utah, and has provided electronic commerce software for the small- to medium-sized business since 1996. The company's software is an online catalog and shopping cart system that is extremely powerful and easy to learn. With ShopSite software, merchants can manage their online stores entirely, regardless of their technical background-there's no HTML coding required.

ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as GoDaddy, Bluehost, LexiConn, pair Networks, HostMonster and YourHost.com. Merchant web sites using ShopSite include: Tony Packos, e-Wedding Bands, MyBambino, W+S Water Safety Europe GmbH and thousands of others.

The ShopSite family includes four products:

  • ShopSite Express™ add up to 10 order buttons to your website or blog.
  • ShopSite Starter™ for merchants just starting out or stores that don't have many products.
  • ShopSite Manager™ offers an unlimited number of products and pages, Custom Templates, data upload and download, Store Search, and more.
  • ShopSite Pro™ for stores that need advanced features such as Coupons, Digital Downloads, Gift Certificates, Customer Registration, Inventory Tracking, Facebook store.

A comprehensive list of features in all ShopSite products can be found at www.shopsite.com/scchecklist.html.

ShopSite is server-based software that works with existing Web browsers, which means that merchants do not need to download or install anything on their desktop in order to create and manage a ShopSite store. Merchants can preview a demo version of ShopSite and obtain pricing information by visiting www.shopsite.com.

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ShopSite on Twitter: http://twitter.com/shopsite
ShopSite on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShopSiteInc
ShopSite on Google+: https://plus.google.com/102324216598269213124
ShopSite on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/shopsite/