Press Release Summary:
Offered in Starter, Manager, and Pro versions, server-based ShopSite(TM) v8.0 supports PayPal Website Payments Pro, which offers secure checkout for shoppers as well as direct way for vendors to accept credit cards. XML Order Download API, available Pro and Manager versions, enables third-party add-ons. Pro version incorporates features such as Rewards and Tell A Friend for customer retention and growth. Software also integrates with PSiGate payment gateway.
Original Press Release:
E-Commerce Vendor ShopSite Announces Version 8 of Leading Shopping Cart System
Popular software adds Rewards, Tell a Friend and PayPal Website Payments Pro.
August 2, 2005, Orem, Utah -- 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 8.0. ShopSite(TM) is an industry leading e-commerce software option for web hosting providers, for new or existing Internet merchants, and for Web designers.
"8.0 Pro adds features such as Rewards and Tell A Friend which merchants can use to increase customer retention and to obtain new customers," said CEO David Hills.
"We have been an early user of the new Rewards Club feature at our freedusa.com store and have found that our online sales have increased, while our customers have saved money - a win-win for all" stated Julienne Viola, U.S. General Manager for Freed of London.
Support for the new PayPal Website Payments Pro has been added to ShopSite Starter, Manager, and Pro. Besides allowing a faster and more secure checkout for shoppers using PayPal, it also provides an easy way for merchants to directly accept credit cards in their shopping cart.
ShopSite has also integrated with the PSiGate payment gateway. This gateway supports both Canadian and US merchants.
ShopSite's XML Order Download API which previously was only available in ShopSite Pro has now been added to ShopSite Manager. This enables 3rd-party add-ons such as Order Manager from Stone Edge, Mail Order Manager (M.O.M.) from Dydacomp as well as ShopSite's Order Transfer module for QuickBooks® to now be available to ShopSite Manager merchants.
"Having the API in ShopSite Manager makes our newest version of M.O.M. available to thousands of merchants" said Robert Coon, President at Dydacomp
"Continuing to improve existing features, ShopSite 8.0 Pro has also added the following:
Merchants can now create gift certificates from within ShopSite.
Orders can be searched via criteria such as PayPal Pending status, shopper phone number, containing coupons, etc.
Verified by Visa® and MasterCard® SecureCode as well as Fraud Protection Services are now supported for the VeriSign payment gateway.
The complete list of new features can be viewed at this URL: www.shopsite.com/help/8.0/en-US/new-features.html
ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as NTT/Verio, LexiConn, BizLand, SiteSell, pair Networks, YourHost.com, and BroadSpire. The thousands of merchant Web sites using ShopSite include the Getty Trust Foundation, Hometime, X10, Avia and many others.
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.
The ShopSite family includes three products:
ShopSite Starter(TM) for merchants just starting out or stores that don't have many products.
ShopSite Manager(TM) offers an unlimited number of products and pages, Custom Templates, data upload and download, Store Search, and more.
ShopSite Pro(TM) for stores that need advanced features such as Coupons, Digital Downloads, Gift Certificates, Customer Registration, Inventory Tracking, Volume Discounts, and Associates.
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.