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ShopSite 5.0 Released for Windows Server Platforms

New Version is ready for Windows XP

PROVO, Utah, October 3, 2001 -- ShopSite, Inc, a leading provider of easy-to-use web catalog software, today announced the general availability of ShopSite 5.0 for the Windows Server platforms. ShopSite 5.0 for Windows gives small to medium sized businesses needing shopping cart, web catalog, and e-marketing software powerful new capabilities.

"We are excited to come out with our first release just a few months after spinning off from Open Market," said David Hills, President of ShopSite, Inc. "We made sure to take the easy-to-use interface that ShopSite is known for and apply it to the new features and new installation."

ShopSite 5.0 for Windows installation has been greatly simplified. Hosting providers, web developers, and even merchants can now install ShopSite by just clicking a few buttons and answering some questions.

Besides a simpler installation, ShopSite 5 for Windows adds:

  • Inventory Tracking - ShopSite 5.0 offers inventory tracking that decrements an inventory based on product orders, warns merchants of low inventory levels and blocks orders when inventory reaches a merchant-determined point.
  • Mall-wide Product Indexing - A portal or ISP can capture ShopSite's optional XML output to produce an index of all products in all their ShopSite stores.
  • Improved User Experience - The store setup wizard, database upload and download, and database maintenance have all been revised for easier use.
  • Ordering Options and Quantity Selection - Ordering options can now be specified on the Product Page in addition to the shopping cart page.

ShopSite 5.0 for Windows is available now for Windows 2000 and Windows NT. It has also been tested for use on Windows XP and will be re-certified on that platform when the official Microsoft release becomes available later this month. ShopSite 5.0 is also available on various Unix server platforms.

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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