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Verio, iMALL, First Data Team Up

Domain hosting company Verio Inc., e-commerce solution provider iMALL and First Data Merchant Services Corp. have established a partnership to offer complete e-commerce services to businesses.

Plans for "The VerioStore" include integrated e-commerce applications, bundled with Web site hosting and domain registration services combined with Web traffic generation via iMALL's Stuff.com shopping portal. Financial arrangements among the companies were not disclosed.

"This partnership with iMall and First Data represents another significant milestone in Verio's mission of enabling companies to do businesses on the Net," said Justin L. Jaschke, Verio's chief executive officer.

The VerioStore product will be based on the e-commerce solution jointly developed by iMALL and payment solutions provider First Data.

VerioStore will include online product catalogs, a search engine, cash register, shopping cart, shipping and sales tax calculations, online merchant account establishment, and a fully-integrated payment gateway. Verio's Web-hosting and domain name registration services are built in.

Once online, VerioStore customers' merchandise will be featured on the Stuff.com shopping portal.

"The iMALL/First Data solution is an excellent complement to our existing suite of electronic commerce plans for businesses," said Buddy Cunningham, vice president of sales and marketing for Verio. "By consolidating many of the individual components of e-commerce into one package--including the unique feature of consumer Web traffic generation--our VerioStore will appeal to a broad range of business customers."

Under the agreement, Verio will offer the iMall/FDMS solution as Verio's preferred e-commerce service through verio.com, selected other Web sites, and its direct marketing sales forces. Verio will also market the solution to its existing base of more than 200,000 hosted Web sites. iMALL will offer Verio's Web hosting services as its preferred hosting solution and will also provide unlimited product listings for all Verio merchants through Stuff.com.