ShopSite in the News

ShopSite Starter Released

New product replaces ShopSite Lite

PROVO, Utah, December 3, 2001 -- ShopSite, Inc, a leading provider of easy-to-use Web catalog software, today announced the general availability of a new product -- ShopSite Starter. ShopSite Starter replaces ShopSite Lite in the ShopSite product line.

New features in ShopSite Starter that were not in ShopSite Lite include:

  • Support for up to 15 products
  • Online credit card processing through E-Commerce Exchange
  • No upsell ad frame in the back office and no ShopSite ads on shopping cart screens and customer receipts

ShopSite is available in a high-end "Pro" version, a mid-size "Manager" version, and previously a low-end "Lite" version. "New online merchants are asking for more features in our introductory product," said David Hills, President of ShopSite, Inc. "As we continue to add new features to ShopSite Pro and ShopSite Manager versions, we are able to push down to our low-end product features that at one time were only available to Manager users."

Hills stated that "Because the features we have added to what used to be call Lite are significant, we decided to rename the product 'Starter'."

When a ShopSite partner upgrades to the latest version of ShopSite that supports Starter (version, all existing ShopSite Lite stores will automatically be converted to ShopSite Starter.

ShopSite Starter is available now for the UNIX server platform. The ECX payment gateway is available on servers running Solaris Sparc, Linux, and Irix.

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 eCommerce software is an online 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 Merchant web sites using ShopSite include: Tony Packos, Worksman Cycles, Metolius Climbing, W+S Water Safety Europe GmbH and thousands of others.

The ShopSite family includes five 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, and Inventory Tracking.
  • ShopSite Enterprise integrates with database servers such as MySQL and MariaDB so that large stores get the highest performance and can use 3rd party tools to access the database for custom integration options.

A comprehensive list of features in all ShopSite products can be found at

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

Follow ShopSite on your favorite social network:

ShopSite on Twitter:
ShopSite on Facebook: