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PSINet Adds Intershop to E-Commerce Services

Herndon, VA-based independent ISP PSINet Inc. beefed up its electronic commerce hosting services, adding the Intershop3 e-commerce hosting platform from San Francisco-based Intershop Communications Inc.

PSINet's integrated services combine Web hosting, transaction payment systems and merchant storefront capabilities. Businesses that do not require the complete solution, may purchase each component part individually.

"As electronic commerce has gone from novelty to necessity, our standard and custom services have expanded to meet the increased needs of our customers," said Michael Mael, vice president, applications and Web services at PSINet.

"Our standard offering reflects our clients' desire for a one-stop commerce solution that includes rapid implementation. Our custom solutions serve more unique demands. . . .To address these ever-changing needs, we are. . .continuously evaluating and choosing a range of technologies that support complex business-to-business transactions."