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Original ShopSite Team Purchases the ShopSite Product Line

Provo, Utah, June 29, 2001 -- The team that originally developed ShopSite today announced that it has purchased the product line from Open Market, Inc. "ShopSite is once again in the hands of the people that know the product and the ShopSite market best" said David Hills president of ShopSite, Inc., the new owners of ShopSite. "This is great news for ShopSite merchants and partners" continued Mr. Hills. "We plan to continue enhancing ShopSite and improving our marketing and support of the product."

All of Open Market's ShopSite team are now part of ShopSite, Inc. as well as several former ShopSite Team members. Many of the ShopSite, Inc. employees were initially part of ICentral, Inc., the company that originally developed ShopSite and was subsequently acquired by Open Market.

For more information regarding the purchase see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to read Open Market's press release on the Sale.

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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