InterCommerce SecureSystem

Online Ordering Systems

A comparison by the numbers...

Let's look at some of the professional online commerce solutions being offered on the web and compare them to the Engine. These are basic "entry level" pricing and options, and may not include service contracts, tech support, additional per-merchant charges and restrictions, value-added options and other costs (including hosting and supplemental hardware/software).

With most other online shopping systems, you are required to purchase, configure, set up and host your own servers, then purchase, configure, and set up the shopping engine. The start-up time alone of getting one of these systems operational is probably a monsterous undertaking - all the while YOU lose business the longer your customers wait for the convenience of online ordering.

Company: Product: Comments: Approx. Price:
Microsoft Merchant Server 1.0 Requires Windows NT 3.51/higher $14,995 + $3,495 per store
Netscape Merchant System $53,000 + $15,000 staging server
IBM NetCommerce 1.0 Requires IBM AIX or Windows NT $5000
ICat Corp. Electronic Commerce Suite 3.0 $3,495-$9,995
Open Market OM-Transact 2.3 Requires Unix $250,000
Outreach Comm. Mall Manager/StoreManager 3.0/2.0 $3,495 per merchant
InterCommerce Corp. Virtual Order Engine 4.1 Supports pre-existing web sites anywhere on the Internet $250 setup + $50/month
SOURCE: WebWeek, April 7, 1997.

Why go through the hassel?

The VOE is a simple, turnkey solution, offering comparable (or better) functionality and far superior ease of operation, setup and maintenance. Tech support, ongoing maintenance and upgrades are all included in the standard packages. Our system continually evolves and you're always able to take advantage of new features and abilities. You don't need the hassel of administering additional hardware or keeping your technology up to date - we do that for you, all for a price that cannot be beat!

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