Mercantec, Inc. (), the leading provider of open retail electronic commerce solutions, announced last week that WebFoundry, a Brisbane, Queensland, Australian-based Internet Service Provider has joined the Premier ISP Partner program and will offer Mercantec SoftCart as its electronic commerce solution to its customers. WebFoundry joins more than 85 ISPs and Web hosting service providers world-wide who offer Mercantec SoftCart.
Now, merchants hosting with WebFoundry () can easily and affordably create a virtual store or add commerce capabilities to an existing Web site, while still keeping a consistent look and feel of the site. Commerce sites using SoftCart have the ability to automatically take an aggregated order, calculate tax and shipping charges, offer a variety of secure online or offline payment systems, and send the completed order to accounting or inventory control systems via e-mail, the file system, EDI messaging, or link applications. Because SoftCart uses open standards, these commerce capabilities can be easily integrated with a merchant’s existing accounting, inventory, order entry and warehousing systems.
“As a Mercantec Premier ISP Partner, WebFoundry now has a complete package of products and services to allow a merchant to open a store on the Web,” commented Aaron Goldwater, managing director of WebFoundry. “We are excited to offer our customers a secure and reliable electronic commerce solution that enables them to utilize their existing business systems without compromising the look and feel of their existing Web site.”
In 1985, WebFoundry started by developing Web-based online education for doctors and online services. Since then WebFoundry has developed into a Web-based systems integrator focusing on delivering business solutions via the Web. WebFoundry develops and integrates a range of databases building self-maintained Web sites for general release and for Web developers. WebFoundry provides SoftCart as its transaction management system which is built into the backend to provide secure electronic commerce options for clients. WebFoundry utilizes Cold Fusion and is in the process of extending their development tools to WebSpeed.
WebFoundry is in the process of implementing high-end transaction processing level web servers to guarantee hosting services to clients.
WebFoundry is headquartered in Brisbane with Melbourne offices opening later this year. For further information please visit the company Web site at: .
About Mercantec, Inc. Since its founding in 1995, Mercantec, Inc., has become the leading provider of open retail electronic commerce software. Mercantec SoftCart software enables merchants to expand their geographic reach by marketing and selling goods and services via the World Wide Web. Mercantec has partnered with a world-wide network of more than 85 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Web hosting service providers, including GTE Internetworking, Hiway Technologies, MindSpring, and PSINet, to offer affordable hosting and electronic commerce solutions to merchants. Mercantec’s other distribution channels include Web consultants, software developers, integrators and OEMs, including American Express and the Tandem division of Compaq. SoftCart utilizes StateTrack technology to provide 100 percent shopper privacy.
Mercantec SoftCart supports all known Web servers including, Netscape, Microsoft, and APACHE. Mercantec SoftCart runs on Windows NT, Windows 95 and the most popular UNIX platforms including Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, Linux, SCO UNIX, HP/UX, Free BSD and BSDI.
Mercantec is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, U.S.A. To learn more about Mercantec, visit the company Web site at .Details