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August 1, 2000 - ShopSite 4.3 for Windows 2000/NT Released

New Software Enables Customers to Build Online Stores Quickly on the Windows 2000/NT Platform

BURLINGTON, Mass. - August 1, 2000-Open Market, Inc., (NASDAQ: OMKT), a leading provider of integrated enterprise e-business solutions, today announced that its easy-to-use, browser-based online store building product, ShopSite(tm) SC 4.3, is fully supported on the Windows 2000/NT platform, enabling merchants to rapidly create online storefronts.

ShopSite is a robust, online store creation system that allows merchants to build and maintain catalogs of products or services to sell over the Internet. It is specifically designed to make setting up and maintaining a commerce Web site simple, with timesaving features for administrators and designers alike.

With over 45,000 ShopSite customers worldwide today, this unique application offers customizable store-building templates that allow Commerce Application Service Providers (C-ASPs), ISPs and portals to differentiate and brand their services while making it easier for merchants to build well-designed catalogs. "Even small businesses don't want cookie-cutter sites. ShopSite allows for varied and unique interfaces for each store," said Lietzke.

Merchants can use ShopSite to commerce-enable an existing site, or use the ShopSite store setup wizard and its intuitive, browser-based interface to build a new site in under an hour. For even more functionality, ShopSite can also be integrated with Open Market Transact(tm) software to manage online transactions. This latest version of ShopSite SC 4.3 for Windows NT/2000 also offers a new default install option. This option greatly improves the installation process for CSPs.

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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