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LiteSpeed Technologies Using Mercantec SoftCart

Web hosting company LiteSpeed Technologies Ltd. signed an agreement to offer its customers the use of Mercantec's SoftCart, an electronic commerce application used for online sales transactions.

The agreement will allow LiteSpeeds' customers to create a new virtual store or add commerce capabilities to an existing Web site. Product information from existing inventory, point of sale, and database programs can easily be imported into pre-designed Softcart Web templates. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

Mercantec's SoftCart software can automatically take an aggregated order, calculate tax and shipping charges, and offer a variety of secure online or offline payment systems. Because SoftCart uses open standards, these commerce capabilities can be integrated with the customer's existing accounting, inventory, order entry, and fulfillment systems.

"With SoftCart, LiteSpeed Technologies will provide a flexible line of commerce software that enables merchants with any level of expertise to implement an online store," said Ronald J. Manera, president and founder of LiteSpeed.