WorldWide Merchant Offers Turnkey E-Commerce Solution; BITS Inc. Announces WorldWide Merchant 3.0.TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 1998--BITS Inc. announces WorldWide Merchant Version 3.0 that incorporates several new features.
These include a real-time 1. real-time - Describes an application which requires a program to respond to stimuli within some small upper limit of response time (typically milli- or microseconds). Process control at a chemical plant is the classic example. on-line catalog catalog, descriptive list, on cards or in a book, of the contents of a library. Assurbanipal's library at Nineveh was cataloged on shelves of slate. The first known subject catalog was compiled by Callimachus at the Alexandrian Library in the 3d cent. B.C. editor, on-line order management system, seven shipping options including InterShipper, custom tax tables, credit card processing through CyberCash, and consumer order and shipment tracking.
WorldWide Merchant Version 3.0 utilizes true client server technology; therefore the catalog editing tool and order management system provide real-time Internet processing. The client software that resides on the merchant's workstation is constantly syncing with the WorldWide Merchant server software to automatically provide real-time, accurate information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Windows-based catalog creation and editing tool is user-friendly and allows the merchant to easily maintain his products. The order management system allows simultaneous access by the merchant's employees to maintain the orders in real-time.
In addition to InterShipper shipping calculations, six new options have been added for those merchant's that do not require exact shipping costs. Custom configured con·fig·ure
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To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses: tax tables are a click away and on-line credit card processing is available through CyberCash.
Real-time on-line consumer order-status checking and shipment tracking reduces merchant's operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales by minimizing customer service personnel and 800 phone line costs.
Since WorldWide Merchant is offered as a service, store setup See BIOS setup and install program. and maintenance is easily accomplished. Options to be configured include payment methods to be used, credit cards to be implemented, selection of the shipping routines and the general layout of the catalog and web site. The merchant has full control over security and an audit trail of all account activity is maintained.
Everything is "real-time" such as credit card authorization The right or permission to use a system resource; the process of granting access. See access control. , shipping prices, tax tables, consumer status checking, consumer shipment tracking, on-line order management and catalog editing.
Since the order database is maintained in Microsoft Access A database program for Windows, available separately or included in the Microsoft Office suite. Access is programmable using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Access can read Paradox, dBASE and Btrieve files, and using ODBC, Microsoft SQL Server, SYBASE SQL Server and Oracle data. format, it is possible to interface to existing legacy systems such as accounting, order entry, purchase order and inventory control.
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3. Gene Saadi, president of BITS Inc., "WorldWide Merchant Version 3.0 is the only E-Commerce solution available which provides all of the functions and features required to run a successful on-line store at a reasonable cost."
Visit them at Internet World/New York, booth No. 244, in the E-Commerce Solutions Showcase.