Seattle-based Internet services provider AccessOne, Inc. and electronic commerce solution provider CobWeb, Inc. announced today that their TransactionWEB service has been selected by IBM educational services company Edmark as the foundation for its fully integrated e-commerce Web site.
AccessOne provides the fully-secured, scalable TransactionWEB service, which is built on CobWeb’s Merchant Gateway product. To provide customers with downloads and online ordering of its educational software products, Edmark will use TransactionWEB to create a secure environment facilitating all aspects of Web commerce and electronic order processing, including credit card transactions, electronic software distribution and hard goods fulfillment and distribution.
“TransactionWEB provides us with a turnkey e-commerce solution with extensive capabilities at a low cost,” said Anthony Kong, Director – Information Technology Services of Edmark. “AccessOne and CobWeb have leveraged their collective Web and application development expertise to provide top-notch technological solutions that complement where the emerging market of online electronic commerce is going. TransactionWEB is a prime example of that.”
Between the fall and the holiday season, Edmark plans to introduce over the Internet seven software titles in creativity, education and reference. “The breadth of our fall software products demonstrate our momentum in this market, and TransactionWEB facilitates our commitment to bring families the best educational information directly to the home,” said Kong.
Additional TransactionWEB benefits include high volume, high speed credit card transactions, fraud detection and tax calculations. The user-friendly service also features the EDI business-to-business standard for formatting purchase orders and allows customers to pay per transaction.
“Electronic commerce is most definitely the force behind the Internet’s growth as a must-have, mainstream business operation,” said Colleen Coady, Marketing Director for AccessOne. “We and our partners at CobWeb understand that business customers need easy-to-use, highly integrated packages that make showcasing, demonstrating and selling a product over the Internet as simple for the customer as walking into the store. TransactionWEB creates this online storefront at a very reasonable cost.”
The TransactionWEB Internet site ( ) provides merchants with an overview of the process and components required to give a commercial Web site the capability for transaction processing, and offers a real-time online demonstration.
“Our mission is to provide the very best in transaction processing to online merchants,” said Richard J. Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of CobWeb. “We built Merchant Gateway to be independent of the different catalog platforms, so TransactionWEB can be interfaced to any Windows NT, UNIX or Mac-based storefront or catalog Web sites.”
As a member of the Verio Inc. group of locally and regionally managed Internet service providers, AccessOne offers business customers Verio’s unique combination of hands-on, local service backed by a national infrastructure that includes a high-speed national backbone, peering relationships, engineering support and 24-hour customer service as well as access to enhanced service Internet applications including Web hosting, electronic commerce and virtual private networks.
AccessOne, Inc. was founded in April 1994 and is a full-service provider of Internet services and solutions throughout the Puget Sound area. AccessOne currently serves more than 8,000 customers. With points-of-presence and customer service operations in the greater Puget Sound area, AccessOne delivers secure, reliable connectivity and a full range of Internet applications for business and institutional customers, including Web hosting and co-location services, commerce and transaction services and security solutions. AccessOne’s Web site is at ( http://www.accessone.com ). Corporate offices are located in Kirkland at 11321 NE 120th Street, Suite B, 98034, phone number 425-814-9100, fax number 425-814-9105.
Edmark Corporation, an IBM company, is a leading developer and publisher of educational software with more than 25 years experience applying proven educational concepts to the development of educational products for children. The company develops products that run on Macintosh and Windows computers for both consumer and education marketplaces. Edmark’s award-winning line of educational software includes: KidDesk Family Edition and the Early Learning Series. Edmark’s Web site is at ( http://www.edmark.com ) and the company is located in Redmond at 6727 185th Avenue NE, 98052, phone number 425-556-8400.
CobWeb, Inc. was founded in 1994 and specializes in electronic commerce applications, high-end Web development, Internet hosting services and product development for corporations and customers who require real-time, accurate and concise interaction with their target audiences. CobWeb’s clients include Microsoft, Entercom, NetStock Direct, Electric Lightwave and more than 200 Puget Sound businesses. CobWeb’s Web site is at ( http://www.cobweb.com ). Corporate offices are located in Issaquah at 1065 12th NW, Suite E-3, 98027, phone number 888-4COBWEB.Details