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E-Commerce Vendor ShopSite Announces Version 9.0 of Leading Shopping Cart System

-Popular software adds Cross-sell, Free Shipping Coupon, and support for buySAFE.

October 31 2007, 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 its new ShopSite Version 9.0. 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 extremely excited to join forces with ShopSite, a true leader in making e-commerce work for both merchants and shoppers," said Jeff Grass, buySAFE CEO. "By integrating into a premier e-commerce platform like ShopSite, buySAFE is better able to increase confidence in shoppers, which benefits ShopSite merchants and online commerce as a whole."

"With buySAFE and several other new features, version 9.0 adds functionality to enhance sales for merchants as we enter the holiday shopping season" said CEO David Hills. "At the top of the new feature list are Cross-Sell, Free Shipping Coupons, improved Product Search, and integration with buySAFE and USPS."

Cross-sell

The new Product Cross-sell feature in ShopSite Pro allows merchants to show additional products in the cart that a shopper may wish to purchase. The products displayed to the shopper will be related to the product that the shopper just added. For example, if they add a DVD to their cart, other DVDs by the same director or the CD containing the sound track can also be displayed for purchase.

In addition to the Product Cross-sell, there is a Global Cross-sell option. Here the merchant can list their "best sellers" or "today's specials" and have those products be displayed in the cart for possible purchase.

Free Shipping Coupon

The Free Shipping Coupon feature allows ShopSite Pro merchants to create a coupon to allow customers free shipping on qualifying orders. Merchants can select free shipping for a selected shipping method (e.g. ground) when creating the coupon, as well as coupon options such as a minimum purchase amount and an expiration date.

Product Search

Product Search in ShopSite Manager and Pro has been improved with better relevancy, search logging, and sort order. The merchant can now indicate what product information should have a higher relevancy ranking such as the Product Name or Description. With search logging merchants can now see what products shoppers are looking for that they do not carry. For the shopper, once the results are displayed they can click to have the results sorted by relevancy, price, or alphanumerically.

buySAFE

ShopSite Pro and Manager now support buySAFE's product bonding for shoppers. For a nominal fee shoppers can have their purchase guaranteed by buySAFE. buySAFE puts merchants through a certification process and continues to monitor the merchant so that shoppers can be reassured when they see the buySAFE seal on a merchant's store.

USPS

Similar to ShopSite Pro and Manager's current integration with FedEx and UPS for real-time quotes, ShopSite now is integrated with the newest API from U.S. Postal Service - USPS Web Tools.

The complete list of new features can be viewed at this URL:

http://www.shopsite.com/help/9.0/en-US/new-features.html

ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as NTT/Verio, PowWeb, FatCow, LexiConn, pair Networks, Globat, YourHost.com, and BroadSpire. The thousands of merchant Web sites using ShopSite include the Getty Trust Foundation, Hometime, Ben Sherman, Avia and many others.

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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