January 10, 2000 - Over 7000 Bizland.Com Members Sign Up For ShopSite In Only Three Weeks
Merchants Sign-On to Create Their Online Stores with the World's Most Popular Web Storefront Building Software Application
BURLINGTON, Mass., January 10, 2000 -- Open Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMKT), the market share leader in Internet commerce software, and BizLand.com, the leading Internet hub for small business, today announced that over 7,000 small businesses have created stores using ShopSite(tm) with BizLand.com. BizLand.com began offering ShopSite to its members only three weeks ago.
"We chose ShopSite because we knew it offered our members a fast, easy way to start selling on-line - but this response beat all our expectations," said Mark De Binder, vice president of business development at BizLand.com. "There's no doubt that we chose the right storefront building package to round out our on-line resources for small business. ShopSite adds tremendous value."
"It's clear that BizLand.com has put together a winning combination of on-line resources for its over 250,000 member-base of small businesses from around the world," said Keith Lietzke, vice president of product marketing at Open Market, Inc. "In just a few weeks, BizLand.com has become one of the leading small business portals using ShopSite. With our total number of ShopSite licenses up more than 20 percent in only three weeks, we're very enthusiastic about our relationship with BizLand.com."
Merchants from over 102 countries have signed up with BizLand.com to use ShopSite and will have access to BizLand.com's suite of e-commerce tools and services including hosting, business promotional tools, on-line resources, and other services geared at helping small business succeed.
About BizLand.com, Inc.
BizLand.com (www.BizLand.com) is the leading Internet hub for small business with over 250,000 World Wide members, created to enable small companies to capitalize on the power of e-business. The Burlington, MA company provides its members with a complete array of free web-based services like website hosting, e-commerce storefronts, business promotional tools and other services for the small business entrepreneur. BizLand.com also cultivates a strong small business community through its forums, articles, chat rooms, advice from industry experts, as well as discounts on business products and services. BizLand.com is a private held company funded by Advanced Technology Ventures as well as a portfolio of private investors.
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:
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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