iHTML Merchant

iHTML Merchant

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Online Demos
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Merchant Version 1
Merchant Version 2 Pro
Merchant Version 2 Ent
Merchant Version 2.5
Merchant Mall Edition
Merchant Template Pack

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Comparision Technical Information

The following is a comparison between iHTML Merchant and Monster Commercetm. Any errors or omissions should be reported to custserv@inline.net. Information on MonsterCommercetm was obtained from a feature chart on the Monster Commercetm web site. iHTML Merchant is a competitive and alternative product to Monster Commercetm.
Monster Commercetm is a trademark of Monster Commerce Inc.

FeatureMonster CommercetmiHTML Merchant
Price2500US + 19/month1995US includes iHTML
# of Stores1 + $700/storeUnlimited
Stock Templates1030
# of Payment Processors850
Source ProvidedNoYes
Accept real-time credit cardsYY
Verisign Payflow Pro/LinkYY
Card Services InternationalYY
World PayYY
Bank of AmericaYN
Pay PalYY
IC VerifyNY
Verify OnlineNY
WebShop GreeceNY
Total Merchant ServicesNY
ICS PaypointNY
CyberSource (GeoPay)NY
The Processing NetworkNY
Echo OnlineNY
Go RealTimeNY
EFT SecureNY
Caledon Card ServicesNY
ECX QuickCommerceNY
Online Data/Blue PayNY
Verisign XML PayNY
Paymenttech/Global PaymentsNY
Military Star CardNY
PC AuthorizeNY
Web TransactNY
Offline credit card processingYY
Accept payment in any currencyYY
Checks, phone orders, and P.O.YY
Create your own payment optionsYY
Performs credit card validation NY
Refund processing from the admin NY
Ability to order on COD NY
Ability to delay credit card payments NY
Non-Real time credit card payment to EmailNY
Non-Real time credit card payment to FileNY
Multiple currency supportNY
Exchange rate handlingNY
Select the credit cards supported to display on the siteNY
Option to not store CC numbers in the databaseNY
Customer can select Secure or Insecure for paymentNY
Search engine submission featuresNY
Meta tag creation assistanceNY
Easy subscribe options to electronic web marketing/sales newslettersNY
Tax & Shipping
Number of shipping calculation options58
Ship by price, weight or dimensionsYN
Use of shipping zone tables NY
Shipping range table for the number of products to calculate shipping amountNY
Percentage rate of order for calculating shipping amountNY
Shipping methods based on order total and product price rangesNY
Tax calculation (state or county)YY (state)
Add handling chargesYN
Full international shippingYY
Restrict shipping by locationYY
Create tax & shipping optionsYN
Offer free shippingYN
Pickup shipping option NY
Handles North American and non-North American tax systemsNY
Three levels of tax handlingNY
Selection for weight type (lbs. kgs.)NY
Intershipper SupportNY
Toll free tech supportYN
Training videosYN
User Documentation YY
Wizards and Help System NY
Javascript help in admin system NY
Award winning SupportNY
Order Management
OrderMotion IntegrationYN
Backorders allowedYY
Partial shipments allowedYY
All orders stored in your databaseYY
Live order trackingYY
Customers can view order historyYY
Automated confirmation emailsYY
Real-time order tracking for registered customersYY
Provides merchant e-mail notification NY
Can search/filter orders in adminNY
Able to mass delete orders NY
Review/Duplicate Previous Orders NY
Emails customer when order status changesNY
Product Management
Bulk upload productsYY
Import existing databaseYN
Import Products from Yahoo! StoreYN
Import/Export inventory data NY
Inventory controlYY
Batch picture uploadsYN
Single Picture uploadsYY
Variants w/optional surchargesYY
Product configurator for items like computers NY
Support for styles such as color/size etc… NY
User Defined Styles for products (ie: Color, Size etc...)NY
Function to remove products from being set as NewNY
Function to remove products from being set as SpecialNY
Function to set all inactive products to activeNY
Ability to change the display order of the product stylesNY
Fast Style data entry system NY
Price change utility NY
Disallow discounts on certain products NY
Set certain products only available to members NY
Allow Free products NY
Max/Min Order quantities per product NY
Product can exist in multiple categoriesNY
Electronic Software Distribution/Downloadable products supportYY
Add custom fields to the products record to extend the functionalityNY
Handles subscription and recurring billing for magazines or monthly billingNY
"write in" option to allow monogrammed itemsNY
Number of products100000unlimited
Number of categoriesunlimitedunlimited
Sales reportsYY
Product cost vs. sales priceYY
Search query reportsYY
Total sales by payment typeYN
Total shipping chargesYY
Best seller reportsYY
Sales by customer reportYY
Traffic reportsYN
Search engine ranking reportsYN
Affiliate program reportsNY
Tax ReportsNY
Sales reports by category NY
Date range selections on any report NY
Low stock level notifications NY
Sales reports based type of orderNY
Language written inASPiHTML & C
MS SQL Database SupportYY
MS Access Database SupportYY
Postgres SQL Database SupportNY
mySQL Database SupportNY
Oracle Database SupportNY
Direct database accessYY
Windows (NT/XP/2000/2003)YY
Related products and cross sellingYY
One click featured productsYY
Coupon codes, gift certificatesYN
Set quantity discountsYY
Set wholesale pricingYY
Upselling abilitiesYY
Allows special promotions to be created and managedNY
Discount levels can be created and managedNY
Volume pricing calculations on ordersNY
Discounts and loyalty programsYY
Registered customers can be offered discountsYY
Discount percentage per customer NY
Discount table qty or percentage NY
Supports individual product promotion NY
Multiple Pricing Levels NY
Look & Feel
Fully customizable designYY
Customizable templates providedYY
Easy customization and creation of new templatesNY
Template options to change colors of textured graphicsNY
Customer Management
Repeat customer recognitionYY
Password restricted member entryYY
Password entry for pricing levelsYY
All customers data is stored in databaseYY
Greet repeat visitorsYY
Registered customers can access history of their ordersYY
Registered customers do not have to enter their data againYY
Built-in newsletter engineYY
Newsletter managementYY
Mailing List Support NY
Email and customer management centerNY
Catalog Functionality
Unlimited main / sub categoriesYY
Browse by price, mfg, categoryYY
Integrated store searchYY
Customizable product displayYY
Thumbnails and large image viewsYY
Email items to a friendYN
Allows customer to create a custom catalog of their favourite itemsNY
Enhanced search results and optionsNY
Allows customization of the search parametersNY
Ability to turn off the commerce option and just use as a catalogNY
Width and height of an image is used to draw screens quickerNY
Fine Tuned control of display order of products NY
"Continue Shopping" button on the basket pageNY
Multiple hostnames for the store allowed NY
Basket/Cart Functionality
Add shopping carts to existing sitesYY
Customizable checkoutYY
Allow custom checkout questions on a per order/product basis NY
Shopping cart total in a frame optionNY
Floating basket option allows faster shoppingNY
Ship to and bill to addressesNY
Ordering on account with loginNY
Minimum order size option to be able to place an orderNY
Fast checkout ProcessYY
Paste buy button on an existing pageYY
Banner Ad Management
Banner sales and management NY
Banner Ads can be targetted by keyword from the search systemNY
Banner Ads can be set to run over a specified time periodNY
Banner Clickthroughs and impressions are trackedNY
Banner Maximum clickthroughs and impressions can be setNY
Banner Ads can be tied to categories and productsNY
Content Management
Javascript based HTML editor built inNY
Browser based management of site, banner, product and category graphicsNY
Common text areas can be modified from the adminNY
Can add additional pages to site NY
Privacy policy page NY
External URL's possible on certain content pages NY
Edit subject content for all system emails NY
Customize pagesYY
Affiliate Program
Affiliate program creation and management YY
Various affiliate reportsNY
Full HTTPS/SSL supportYY
Secure HTTPS/SSL administrative access (optional)YY
Password-protected administrative accessYY
General Settings/Features
RGB chart for the link colours in the adminNY
can override default SMTP server settingsNY
Multiple users levels for the admin NY
Separate error email address NY
Set store to be offline NY
Logout option from the store NY
No browser plug-ins / programming requiredYY
Browser based control panelYY
HTML knowledge not requiredYY
Graphic design skills not requiredYY
Complete storefront systemYY
Can export data files NY
Show video / audio demonstrationsYY
On screen shopping listYY
Free updatesYY
Site graphics management NY
Member/Non-Member PricingNY
Thumbnail handling of product imagesNY
Suppliers can be managedNY
Quickbooks IntegrationYN

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