Popular software adds improved merchant user interface, recurring billing with Authorize.Net and tax calculation by AvaTax.
November 19, 2009 , Orem, Utah -- ShopSite, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce shopping cart and catalog software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for ShopSite version 10. ShopSite® is an industry leading e-commerce software option for web hosting providers, for new or existing Internet merchants, and for Web designers.
"We are excited that ShopSite has achieved Gold Partner status and integrated with our AvaTax API”, Scott McFarlane, Avalara’s president and CEO. “Thousands of ShopSite merchants can now have real-time tax rates displayed to their shoppers and have many of the tax reporting hassles handled by Avalara."
"New features such as the AvaTax integration and recurring billing using Authorize.Net are available in the ShopSite Manager and Pro product levels” said ShopSite CEO David Hills. “The new merchant user interface is available in all product levels – Starter, Manager, and Pro. Besides updating the look of the ShopSite UI the new interface supports drop-down menus so that merchants can quickly get the to the feature they want to use." explained Hills.
Store Navigation Menu (Pro, Manager)
Drop-down menu can be provided to your customers to simplify site navigation, helping them find what they are looking for faster.
Share with Friends (Pro, Manager)
Formerly called "Tell A Friend", recent integration with addthis.com allows your customers to share their shopping experiences on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
Wishlist (Pro, Manager)
Integration with wishpot.com now provides your customers with access to wish lists and gift registries.
Multiple Image and Thumbnail Support for More Info Pages (Pro, Manager)
Merchants can now display up to 20 images on their product more info page. The images can be thumbnails that display a larger image as you move your mouse over the thumbnail.
eBay Turbo Lister Support (Pro, Manager)
Selling your products on eBay is even easier, as you can now export your products in an eBay Turbo Lister format.
Product Upload with Excel Spreadsheet (Pro, Manager)
You can now upload product information using Microsoft Excel (.xls) spreadsheets.
Multiple Image Upload (Pro, Manager, Starter)
Merchants can upload multiple images at once. IE users get a new flash interface for the upload.
Plug`nPay (Pro, Manager, Starter)
The Plug`nPay payment gateway is now supported by ShopSite.
The full list of new features can be found here: http://www.shopsite.com/help/10.1/en-US/new-features.html
ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as NTT/Verio, IPOWER, PowWeb, FatCow, LexiConn, pair Networks, and YourHost.com. The thousands of merchant Web sites using ShopSite include the Getty Trust Foundation, Avia, Maidenform UK, eWatches 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.