September 9th 1999 press release
iHTML Merchant Mall Announced
Mississauga, ON - September 9th , 1999 -- Inline Internet Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of a new e-commerce solution for ISP's. The iHTML Merchant Mall is a web based software solution for deploying large numbers of online stores at a reasonable price. It is designed to allow the creation of online shopping portals as well as standalone stores.
The iHTML Merchant mall provides a single shopping basket to allow a consumer to make a single purchase in the mall but doesn't restrict the individual stores from being an isolated store in their own right with their own domain. For ISP's and others interested in running malls, it makes the management of the mall much easier by providing the ability to create billing plans, auto-bill store owners, calculate monthly fees, automate new store setup among other time saving features. The Mall manager is completely web based which means administration staff at a company using the mall do not have to load software onto their PC's to use it.
"There are not a lot of mall management software packages available for ISP's to allow them to provide large numbers of stores to their clients at a reasonable price" says Russ Cobbe, President of Inline Internet Systems, Inc. He continues, "The iHTML Merchant Mall gives ISP's the ability to have their customers create and deploy a store online through a browser. This certainly makes it easier to get customers stores up and running"
The iHTML Merchant Mall uses the iHTML Merchant Enterprise edition for the individual merchant stores. The iHTML Merchant is currently in use at over 2700 stores. Store feature sets can be determined by the mall owner allowing the creation of different pricing models based on the capabilities of the store. The iHTML Merchant Mall provides support for 10 of the most popular payment processors including CyberCash, Internet Secure, Authorize.Net, iTransact and IC Verify. This allows the store owner to select the payment processor that suits them best.
The iHTML Merchant Mall is available immediately for NT, Solaris, Linux, BSDi and FreeBSD operating systems running Microsoft, O'Reilly, Netscape, Apache and Zeus web servers. Pricing varies between $3000US and $6000US depending on the configuration. There are no per store fees or recurring fees involved and an unlimited number of stores are supported with a single license. Demo stores and malls can be accessed from our web site at http://www.ihtmlmerchant.com
Inline Internet Systems, Inc is a Mississauga Ontario Canada based company. Inline provides Internet software solutions including the iHTML web application server and the iHTML Merchant e-commerce software. The company was founding in May 1995 and prides itself on it's outstanding customer service as recognized by InfoWorld.