-Popular software adds support for Google Sitemaps, Google Analytics, and Google Base
January 16 2007, 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 its new ShopSite Version 8.2. ShopSite™ is an industry leading e-commerce software option for web hosting providers, for new or existing Internet merchants, and for Web designers.
"8.2 now supports several services from Google and adds Google Checkout enhancements," said CEO David Hills.
With the new Sitemap support merchants can automatically create a Sitemap when they publish their store. The Sitemap lets Google know about all store pages, the first step in indexing. The Sitemap standard is also supported by Yahoo! and Microsoft.
ShopSite will be implementing Google Analytics on all generated pages including the shopping cart. Merchants can now easily use Analytics to track visitors and sales flow to learn how they can improve their site and optimize their marketing efforts.
ShopSite now supports Google Base. With one click a merchant can submit their products to Google Base to make them searchable on both Google and Froogle.
In addition to now supporting the above Google services, ShopSite has improved its Google Checkout integration. ShopSite has added Google Checkout support for real-time shipping quotes from UPS or FedEx.
Version 8.2 also adds image management improvements. Within ShopSite the merchant can resize a product image or have ShopSite automatically create Thumbnails. Product thumbnail images can also be displayed in the shopping cart and search results pages.
The complete list of new features can be viewed at this URL: http://www.shopsite.com/help/8.2/en-US/new-features.html
ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as NTT/Verio, BizLand, LexiConn, SiteSell, pair Networks, YourHost.com, and BroadSpire. The thousands of merchant Web sites using ShopSite include the Getty Trust Foundation, Hometime, Ben Sherman, 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™ 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, Inventory Tracking, Volume Discounts, and Associates.
A comprehensive list of features in all ShopSite products can be found at http://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.