Now Merchants Can Easily and Cost-Effectively Launch an Online Webstore
CHICAGO, IL, May 19, 2003 – Moneris Solutions, one of North America`s largest electronic transaction processors, and GLS Global Assets Ltd. (GLO-TSX Venture) today announced a joint e-commerce solution to enable North American merchants to build a website and accept credit card payments from their customers. (Please see separate Moneris press releases announcing agreement with Opthalworld.com.)
The joint solution consists of GLS Global`s e-commerce product, eStorebuilder 5.0, and Moneris Solutions` merchant account services. GLS Global recently launched eStorebuilder 5.0 to enable an individual or merchant to inexpensively establish a business presence on the Internet. eStorebuilder 5.0, available off the shelf or online from www.glsglobal.com, allows the merchant to build a website and sell products or services without the need for a programmer.
In addition, this robust system allows thousands of products to be displayed and allows the merchant to obtain a merchant account for acceptance of credit card payments from their online customers. Merchants can also easily add e-commerce capability to an existing website.
To make the website payment enabled, Moneris Solutions will deliver payment gateway services with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and an e-commerce merchant account for real-time processing of credit card transactions. Moneris enables online businesses to accept all major credit cards, including MasterCard®, Visa®, AMEX®, Discover®, Diners®, or JCB®.
"Although we have seen rapid growth within the e-commerce space, many small merchants have not participated in that growth because of a perceived lack of technical expertise or because they believe that starting an e-commerce website is too costly," said Larry C. Wine, President, Moneris Solutions U.S. Group. "We are pleased to be collaborating with GLS Global to deliver the merchant account services to accompany their eStorebuilder product. Together we are responding to the industry demand for a simple, affordable solution to help small businesses launch an online webstore or add e-commerce capability to their existing website."
North American distribution channels are being established in order to provide easy-purchase access by the businesses. Each eStorebuilder box will contain a disc, a quick-start manual and an interactive audiovisual presentation designed to assist eStorebuilder customers to create their online businesses
"Research indicates that there are approximately 45 million small and mid-sized companies worldwide and that more than 75% are relying on basic accounting or tax packages which require a lot of customizing," explains Cedric Steele, President, GLS Global Assets Ltd. "We want to help businesses become successful and a large part of this success boils down to efficiencies and manageable, reliable technology. eStorebuilder has been designed to maximize business gains and minimize business risks for the user. It is easy to use, intelligent software and, at only $249 US, it`s also very affordable. Our agreement with Moneris, one of North America`s most trusted electronic transaction processors, enables us to further enhance our offering with cost-effective and secure merchant services."
About GLS Global
GLS Global Assets Ltd. is an innovative software solutions developer, providing applications targeted toward giving business the ability to take advantage of the constantly changing opportunities provided by the internet. GLS Global Assets Ltd. is a publicly traded company, trading on the TSX-Venture Exchange under the symbol `GLO`. For more information, visit www.glsglobal.com.
About Moneris Solutions
Moneris Solutions (www.monerischargeit.com) has a 30-year history as one of North America`s largest electronic transaction processors, delivering advanced payment card processing capabilities through point-of-sale hardware, payment processing software, e-commerce solutions and a gift and loyalty program Moneris provides transaction-processing services nationwide through numerous agent banks and serves the small to medium-sized business market through direct sales and strategic partnerships. A joint investment of the Royal Bank of Canada and the Bank of Montreal, which have assets in excess of $700 billion, Moneris Solutions serves more than 330,000 North American merchant locations and has a staff of over 1,100 employees. U.S. headquarters are located outside of Chicago, IL.
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