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ShopSite, Inc. Announces New Certification Program for Designers

PROVO, Utah, January 29, 2002 -- The Certified ShopSite Designer (CSD) Program recognizes and rewards some of the industry's best designers who have ShopSite product expertise. Designers that pass qualification criteria will be listed on a ShopSite web page along with links to the store's they have designed, and they can display the Certified ShopSite Designer logo on their website.

"We love ShopSite web designers! We especially enjoy seeing what they can do with our product," said Guy Pribyl, Director of Account Management, ShopSite, Inc. "It is only right that we give these top designers a place to show off their work."

ShopSite hosting (ISP) partners also like the program. Mitchell Smith, CEO of Comcation, Inc., said; "We appreciate companies that recognize expertise. The Certified ShopSite Designer Program gives my designers a way to distinguish themselves as the best at what they do. My designers like having a place to showcase the sites they have designed."

It is not easy to become a Certified ShopSite Designer. As part of the certification process, each designer must submit a selection of at least five functioning ShopSite stores. A panel of experts made up of ShopSite employees reviews each of these stores; the merchant customers are contacted to make sure they are pleased with the store; and finally each store is checked to see if the designer has properly and artfully used the functionality of ShopSite software.

David Hills, CEO of ShopSite, Inc. said, "We wanted to recognize great designers, but more importantly, ShopSite merchants can go to this area and find the best designers in the industry who really know our products. Maybe a small merchant will not initially choose a designer, but as their business grows they can then select from a number certified designers and use their expertise to help ensure that even more customers can find and navigate the merchant's site."

For more information about the program, please email To review the list of the first Certified ShopSite Designers and take a look at their work, go to The list of CSDs will be updated as the designers in our certification queue are processed.

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 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 is no HTML coding required.

ShopSite is available for hosting companies such as LexiConn, pair Networks, Go Daddy, Bluehost, 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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