February 1, 2000 - 1-800-Hosting.Com To Provide ShopSite To Its Small Business Customers
BURLINGTON, MA - February 1, 2000 -- Open Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMKT), the market-share leader in Internet commerce software, and 1-800-HOSTING.com, serving as a link to the Internet for small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that 1-800-HOSTING.com will be bundling ShopSite software with its e-commerce packages.
1-800-HOSTING.com's e-commerce packages, starting at $34.95 per month, allow non-technical customers to turn their Web site into a revenue generator quickly, easily, and cost effectively. Customers with more technical ability will also find the tools they need to create an online store that is more customized. All packages include domain name registration, web based e-mail accounts, SSL (Secure Socket Layer), technical support, and plenty of disk storage and data transfer to run their online business.
"1-800-HOSTING.com is completely focused on giving our customers the best Internet services available," said Derek Wilson, co-CEO and co-Chairman of 1-800-HOSTING.com. "By offering ShopSite to our customers, we are enabling small businesses to ease onto the Web with an easy to use e-commerce solution that helps them create and run successful, well-designed stores over the Internet."
"We're pleased to be working with 1-800-HOSTING.com to help small businesses get their business up on the Internet with an easy, no-fuss solution," said Keith Lietzke, vice president of product marketing, Open Market, Inc. "By offering ShopSite to their users, 1-800-HOSTING.com is offering them an exceptional opportunity to get their business on the Web, while providing the highest quality service to insure their success."
1-800-HOSTING.com serves as a link to the Internet for small- to medium-sized businesses by offering Web site hosting, e-Commerce solutions, Web design, search engine promotion, co-location, dedicated servers, and audio/video streaming. The company has established its own state-of-the-art Network Operations Center in the West End of Downtown Dallas. Their climate- controlled facility maintains redundant power and multiple high-speed Internet backbone connections for reliable and secure Web hosting. For more information about 1-800-HOSTING.com's services, please visit the Web site at http://www.1-800-hosting.com/ or call 1-800-HOSTING (467-8464).
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 software is an online catalog and 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, e- Wedding Bands, MyBambino, W+S Water Safety Europe GmbH and thousands of others.
The ShopSite family includes four 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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