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E-Commerce Vendor ShopSite Announces Version 7.1 of Leading Shopping Cart System

Popular software adds gift certificates, XML upload, YourPaySM Gateway, WorldPay gateway, and intruder detection

October 19, 2004 -- ShopSite, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce shopping cart and catalog software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced today the release of ShopSite 7.1. ShopSite™ is an industry leading e-commerce software option for hosting providers, for new or existing Internet merchants, and for Web designers.

"7.1 builds upon last year's successful introduction of ShopSite 7," said CEO David Hills. "Our engineers love to add features that will make merchants more successful. The new features have been designed to meet ShopSite's strict ease-of-use requirements. Perhaps best of all, there is no charge to get the new features when a merchant upgrades from 7.0 to 7.1"

ShopSite Pro 7.1 adds support for digital and physical gift certificates, which create a new revenue source for getting shoppers to buy at a merchant's store. ShopSite Pro 7.1 also adds XML support for page and product uploads and downloads. This allows for programmatic interfaces into the merchant's store. For example, real-time updating of the merchant's on-line inventory or pricing from a separate back office database.

ShopSite has always been a leader in adding security features, and does so again by logging all access to the merchant's orders and alerting the merchant if someone besides the merchant and trusted employees has attempted to access their orders. Fraud protection has also been improved to deter automated programs that try numerous credit card numbers hoping to find one that will be accepted.

ShopSite has added support for two new payment gateways -- YourPaySM and WorldPay. "As the nation's largest merchant acquirer, Chase Merchant Services is dedicated to providing merchants with industry-leading electronic payment solutions designed to give them an edge in the marketplace," said Drew Freeman, Executive Vice President of Chase Merchant Services, L.L.C. "Chase Merchant Services + YourPay + ShopSite gives merchants a secure and easy yet powerful solution to their e-commerce needs."

"WorldPay is an important solution for our international customers," said John Young, VP of ShopSite Sales. "We are very pleased to have this leading international gateway integrated into ShopSite."

ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as NTT/Verio, BizLand, LexiConn,, pair Networks, SiteSell, BroadSpire, and®,. The thousands of merchant Web sites using ShopSite include the Getty Trust Foundation, Hometime, X10, Avia and many others.

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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