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Stumpworld and E-Commerce Exchange Partner

Stumpworld Systems Inc., which markets its Online Merchant software that enables small businesses to set-up shop online, signed a partnership deal with E-Commerce Exchange.

The latter is a nationwide credit card processing company that provides transaction solutions for Internet entrepreneurs.

The partnership integrates Online Merchant with QuickCommerce, E-Commerce Exchange's transaction processing gateway and will create the Online Merchant QuickCommerce Edition. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

Designed to meet the needs of the small business owner, Online Merchant Version 1.0 comes with an intuitive forms interface that allows development of online stores without any knowledge of HTML.

Through this partnership, customers now have the ability to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, ATM and electronic checks.

"Partnering with a well-known online catalog developer such as Online Merchant is a huge part of our marketing strategy," said Thomas Mathews, vice-president of sales at Orange County, CA-based E-Commerce Exchange. "The Online Merchant QuickCommerce Edition is setting the industry standard by enabling small and medium sized merchants to seamlessly build an online storefront that accepts real-time payment within five minutes of the buildout."

Stumpworld Systems also operates an online mall, BuyItOnline.