Orem, Utah- (via THE
HOSTING NEWS) – August 2, 2005 – ShopSite, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce
shopping cart and catalog software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced
today the release of its new ShopSite Version 8.0.
ShopSite is an industry leading e-commerce software option for web hosting providers,
for new or existing Internet merchants and for web designers.
ShopSite CEO David Hills explained, ”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.”
Julienne Viola, U.S. General Manager for Freed of London has used the software
and had this to say, ”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.”
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 U.S. merchants. ShopSite’s XML Order Download API,
which previously was only available in ShopSite Pro, has now been added to ShopSite
Manager. This enables third- 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 thousands of ShopSite
”Having the API in ShopSite Manager opens the door for integration not
previously possible,” said Robert Coon, President at Dydacomp. ”We
look forward to advancing the M.O.M. interface as a result and further streamlining
the automation for our mutual customers.”
Continuing to improve existing features, ShopSite 8.0 Pro has also added
* 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(R) and MasterCard(R) 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: http://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, Ben Sherman, X10, Avia and many others.
Merchants can preview a demo version of ShopSite and obtain pricing information
by visiting http://www.shopsite.com.