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

“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

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