ShopSite™ Manager is an online store creation system that allows merchants to build and maintain catalogs of products to sell on the Internet. ShopSite™ Manager includes tools for site creation and management, sales and traffic statistics, secure encrypted transactions, and online order fulfillment.
Built with Merchants and Site Designers in Mind
ShopSite™ Manager is for the small- to medium-sized business manager who wants to begin marketing and selling products on the Internet, or who currently has a Web site, but wants to take the next step of selling products online.
For Web site designers, it reduces the many tedious tasks involved in maintaining a Web site, allowing them to concentrate on pure design. It empowers merchants, not only allowing them to make small changes without a designer's help, but even allowing them to build an entire site without knowing HTML.
ShopSite™ Manager has a simple, intuitive interface and provides features comparable to high-end e-commerce packages at a fraction of the price. Rather than spending several hours each day keeping the site's content fresh, a user can spend a few minutes with ShopSite™ Manager. New users can familiarize themselves with the software in an afternoon. A site can be significantly customized using ShopSite™ Manager, so advanced users can display information in creative ways by typing their own HTML into the appropriate text fields.
More than a Web page editor, ShopSite™ Manager keeps product and sales information in databases. Change the price of a product in the database and have ShopSite™ Manager regenerate the HTML. ShopSite™ Manager also integrates CGI scripts into the site, such as a shopping basket and visitor statistics, so you can take advantage of them without being a techno-geek.
Store Creation and Management Tools
- Easy Data Entry Screens
The ShopSite™ interface is simple to use -- no harder than normal browsing on the Internet.
- Multiple Languages and Currencies
Everything the shopper sees can be in their native language (symbols as well as text).
- OrderAnywhere Linker
Add ShopSite™ "Add to Cart" and "View Cart" buttons to existing HTML pages and easily tap the power of ShopSite™'s secure shopping cart capabilities.
Merchants and customers only needs a standard Web browser. No extra software or plug-ins are necessary.
- Remote Management
Storefronts and catalogs can be maintained from anywhere on the Internet.
- No HTML necessary
Creating the right layout is easy with our forms-based interface. Makes site creation and maintenance quick and easy.
- Themes and Templates
Balancing ease-of-use with flexibility in design, site designers can choose from several store themes, or individual page and product layout templates. Merchants can upload and edit custom templates right in the back office.
- Unlimited Shoppers
ShopSite™ does not limit the number of customers who may access, use, or purchase from an online store. For all practical purposes, there may be an unlimited number of concurrent users in any shopping activity.
- Immediate Media Upload
Add graphics, sounds, movies, or other media materials easily using the media upload feature. No FTP is necessary.
- Media Library Manager
View, name, and set up media (including graphics, sounds, or movies) in the Media Manager.
- Online help
Software usability questions are answered quickly and easily via context-sensitive links from within the software with ShopSite™'s online help system.
- Database Uploader
Build a store in one step. Create a database of products and page information offline, import to ShopSite™ via a tab-delimited file uploaded through the browser or FTP.
- Global Settings
Enables designers and mall operators to customize their ShopSite™ environment. Special settings include the ability to add your own company logo and phone number at the bottom of each page and to add a special icon on the final "Thank You" page that links the shopper back to your mall or a Web page of your choice.
- Secure Credit Card Handling
ShopSite™ takes advantage of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security, protecting both shoppers and merchants while sensitive information is in transit over the Internet. Credit card numbers are then encrypted when stored on the server.
- CVV2 Fraud Protection
Merchants can require customers to enter CVV2 information when accepting credit card orders, which can enhance fraud protection. The CVV2 number is the additional 3 or 4 digits after the credit card number shown on the back of most credit cards (the front of American Express cards).
- Secure Back Office
All changes are done in a password protected web "back office."
Sales and Marketing Tool
Monitor daily visitor counts and sales.
- E-mail notification of orders
Placing an order immediately triggers an e-mail receipt to the customer confirming the order, and an e-mail to the merchant, so he is instantly notified when sales are made.
- Online Order tracking
Orders are stored online for merchant reference as long as necessary. Viewing and deleting orders takes place within the back office.
- Register your store for free
Registered stores are listed for free at the ShopSite™ Marketplace, a showcase of stores using ShopSite™ software. Visit the ShopSite™ Marketplace.
Order Fulfillment Tools
- Shopping Cart
Allows customers to place orders online, in a secure, easy, and fast environment. ShopSite™'s shopping cart uses a unique cookies/IP combination tracking system.
- Automated Credit Card Processing
ShopSite™ Manager easily links to online credit card processing services through a variety of payment gateways. Learn more about credit card processing in ShopSite™.
Merchants can let customers pay for purchases with PayPal, which means that merchants can accept credit card payments without having to have a merchant account. Merchants can also accept all other forms of PayPal payments.
- UPS Online Tools
Merchants can configure their stores to get real-time UPS rates and services, thereby letting customers see actual shipping rates in the initial shopping cart screen. Merchants can also enable UPS Address Validation, which checks the consistency of shipping addresses entered by customers.
- Customizable Payment, Shipping, and Tax Options
Merchants can set their own prices for shipping and tax, and decide which credit cards (or other forms of payment) they want. Tax rates can be for regions defined by the merchant or based on customers ZIP/postal codes.