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.
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 YourHost.com. 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:
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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