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PSINet, Intershop In Commerce Alliance

San Francisco-based Intershop Communications Inc. has been selected by Internet service provider PSINet Inc. as the store design and management component of PSINet's electronic commerce service.

The new offering complements PSINet's suite of Web hosting products and services available to businesses that want to enter the electronic commerce arena.

Intershop's scalable hosting solutions with complete back-office management and advanced store design tools are designed to serve the business models of mid-size to large enterprises.

"The addition of Intershop to PSINet's e-commerce services follows our strategy of choosing best-of-breed tools that provide merchants with high functionality and ease of use," said Leo Imperial, product manager for e- commerce for PSINet Inc.'s Applications and Web Services unit.

One of the first corporations to launch an Internet shopping solution that is hosted by PSINet and built on Intershop is Bacardi.

"PSINet's dedicated hosting service and Intershop's store building features were instrumental for our online store that reflects the Bacardi theme and our worldwide brand name recognition with advanced Web design and easy navigation," said Jorge Gutierrez, Bacardi's global purchasing manager. The Bacardi Internet store sells apparel and accessories.

Headquartered in Herndon, VA, PSINet is a global Internet Protocol (IP) data communications carrier focused on the business marketplace. It offers range of high-speed corporate LAN connectivity services supporting managed security and guaranteed Internet, intranet, electronic commerce, Web hosting services, and services for other carriers and ISPs.

Intershop markets both standard and custom tools for developing business-to- business and business-to-consumer solutions.