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ShopSite, Inc. Reports Net Profit Based Upon EBITDAL

2001 Net Profit is confirmed by independent accounting firm.

PROVO, Utah, March 11, 2002 -- ShopSite, Inc., a leading provider of easy-to-use shopping cart software, reports that it had a net profit for the recently completed 2001 fiscal year based upon earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and leases (EBITDAL). "We know that many merchants and hosting providers are concerned about the financial viability of the software vendors they are using given the recent state of the economy" said David Hills, chief executive officer of ShopSite. "Even though we are a private, employee-owned company, we felt it was important to let our customers and partners know our status based upon one of the accounting industry's measurements of profit."

Mr. Hills attributed a large part of their success to three factors.

  • ShopSite's ease of use enables it to be used by any merchant.
  • With over 200 hosting partners, ShopSite has a large distribution channel.
  • The employee ownership helps ShopSite, Inc. to care more and work harder.

"I believe we are the only major shopping cart vendor that can report any kind of profit according to generally accepted accounting principles" said Hills. He added that "while it is still early in 2002, thus far we are continuing to see sales increase and expect this year to be even better than the last."

ShopSite's financial information was reviewed by the accounting firm of Hawkins Cloward & Simister.

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

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