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Technical Information


The iHTML Merchant requires the iHTML application server running on the web server. The iHTML Merchant Pro requires iHTML Pro or iHTML Enterprise and the iHTML Merchant Enterprise edition requires the iHTML Enterprise edition. These run on O'Reilly, Apache, Netscape and Microsoft web servers on the 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP platforms. UNIX versions run on FreeBSD and Linux running Netscape, Zeus, or Apache web servers.


<:font COLOR="##003366">Store Design Tools

<:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">MERCHANT <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">1.x <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Pro <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Ent <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.5 <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">Mall
<:smallfont>Includes Web page authoring tool <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Includes style templates <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Uses wizards <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can create forms <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can import data files <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Supports unlimited product categories <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Offers product searches <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can create navigation controls <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can add additional pages to site <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Supports individual product promotion <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Supports site promotion <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can update site automatically <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Includes Source Code <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Banner Advertising <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Multiple Pricing Levels <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Review/Duplicate Previous Orders <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Support for styles such as color/size etc… <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Site graphics management <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Advanced product searching <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Privacy policy page <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Affiliate program creation and management <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>True thumbnail handling <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Set store to be offline <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Logout option from the store <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Fine Tuned control of display order of products <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Multiple hostnames for the store allowed <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Featured product option <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>External URL's possible on certain content pages <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Allow custom checkout questions on a per order/product basis <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Product configurator for items like computers <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Shopping cart total in a frame <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n

<:font COLOR="##003366">Order Processing

<:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">MERCHANT <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">1.x <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Pro <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Ent <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.5 <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">Mall
<:smallfont>Provides shopping cart <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Calculates tax <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Calculates shipping <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Handle non-US taxes and shipping <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Performs credit card validation <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can accept credit card/check or money order <:smallfont>y n <:smallfont>y y <:smallfont>y y <:smallfont>y y <:smallfont>y y
<:smallfont>Can accept Internet Check <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Retains customer information <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Retains session information <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Inventory tracking <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Offers SSL or other security <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Provides customer e-mail confirmation <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Provides merchant e-mail notification <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can review orders online <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can search/filter orders <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>UPS/Fedex shipping option <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Allow Free products <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Max/Min Order quantities per product <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Discount percentage per customer <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Discount table qty or percentage <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Handles backorders and multiple shipments <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>UPS/FedEx tracking ability <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Use of shipping zone tables <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Pickup shipping option <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Refund processing from the admin <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Ability to order on COD <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Ability to delay credit card payments <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n

<:font COLOR="##003366">Payment Processing

<:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">MERCHANT <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">1.x <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Pro <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Ent <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.5 <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">Mall
<:smallfont>Number of payment processors supported <:smallfont>7 <:smallfont>30+ <:smallfont>30+ <:smallfont>30+ <:smallfont>30+
<:smallfont>Need an SSL Certificate <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n

<:font COLOR="##003366">Administration and Reporting

<:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">MERCHANT <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">1.x <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Pro <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Ent <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.5 <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">Mall
<:smallfont>Wizards and Help System <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Offers secure administration module <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can create sales reports <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can create site reports <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Can export data files <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Banner sales and management <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Mailing List Support <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Customer Management <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>User Documentation <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Javascript help in admin system <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Inventory handling <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Multiple users levels for the admin <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Separate error email address <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Fast Style data entry system <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Price change utility <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Edit subject content for all system emails <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Disallow discounts on certain products <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Set certain products only available to members <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Import/Export inventory data <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Able to mass delete orders <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Low stock level notifications <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Sales reports by category <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n
<:smallfont>Date range selections on any report <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>n

<:font COLOR="##003366">Mall Specific Features

<:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">MERCHANT <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">1.x <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Pro <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Ent <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.5 <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">Mall
<:smallfont>Master Shopping Basket (single checkout) <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Custom Billing Plans for stores <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Ability to change feature sets of stores <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Turn off a store <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>End User interface to create store <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Overall search engine across stores <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Monthly billing and Accounting <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>n <:smallfont>y

<:font COLOR="##003366">System

<:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">MERCHANT <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">1.x <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Pro <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.0 Ent <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">2.5 <:smallfont COLOR="#FFFFFF">Mall
<:smallfont>Use SQL Server or Access <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Runs on UNIX <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Runs on NT <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y
<:smallfont>Uses iHTML scripting language <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y <:smallfont>y

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