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Intershop Offers B2B Marketplace Toolkit

Sell-side electronic commerce software company Intershop Communications Inc. delivered the Intershop Marketplace Toolkit, a set of products and technologies for building, selling onto and enabling electronic marketplaces on the Internet.

The company said the toolkit, which supports its "Sell Anywhere" strategy, enables a variety of marketplace-oriented business models including: Sellers, wishing to sell their products and services into marketplaces; Marketplace Organizers, which enable marketplaces by aggregating sellers and linking them to buyers; and Marketplace ASPs, which provide technology platforms to marketplace organizers.

Partners include AppNet, a provider of e-marketplace business solutions; Commerce One and its Global Trading Web; and Compaq, one of Intershop's global strategic partners.

"The Intershop Marketplace Toolkit enables businesses of all sizes around the world to connect their sell-side solutions to the Global Trading Web, which can provide economies of scale for buyers," said Chuck Donchess, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Commerce One.

The toolkit includes:
  • Intershop enfinity, a sell-side e-commerce software developed on Java and XML that enables enterprises to sell anywhere on the Internet
  • The Intershop Marketplace Connector, a development tool for selling on remote business-to-business Web sites by exchanging catalog and transaction data with marketplaces in real time
  • The eSyndication cartridge for ArcadiaOne that uses the Internet Content Exchange (ICE) protocol to enable market makers to aggregate and centralize multiple product catalogs from multiple suppliers. Pricepoints were not disclosed