[9:00 AM] Full Featured Mac E-commerce Solution Updated
MDG has shipped version 3.1.1 of their suite of ecommerce/server tools. WS4D/eCommerce 3.1.1 , Web Server 4D 3.1.1 , WS4D/Developer 3.1.1 and WS4D/Developer eCommerce 3.1.1 include feature enhancements as well as bug fixes. According to MDG:
MDG announced today that it shipped version 3.1.1 of WS4D/eCommerce, its a single application that includes a full featured web server, shopping carts, storefronts, credit authorization, virtual domains, and database publishing.
WS4D/eCommerce is an all in one application that includes: full featured web server, shopping carts, storefronts, customer tracking, order tracking, credit card authorization, virtual domains, guestbooks and database publishing. The eCommerce features include:
No HTML to write, even for multiple StoreFronts hosted by a single server! All HTML is completely customizable for those that wish to make changes.
Sherlock Optimized - using Apple's Sherlock Technology - all products searchable via Apple's Sherlock.
Export Orders into popular Accounting Packages which include: Quicken, QuickBooks, MacAuthorize, PCAuthorize, Microsoft Excel, and AppleWorks.
Unlimited Products for Single or Unlimited StoreFronts.
Browser Configurable - The StoreFront is completely configurable from any browser. Modify your StoreFront, Products and even View Orders from your browser.
Credit Card Number Verification - using a mathematical formula, WS4D can determine if the credit card number is valid.
All Shoppers, Products, Storefronts, and Orders stored in powerful relational database
Single application can be either a Web Server or a CGI to your existing web server (CGI feature MacOS only).
Products Search Engine Accessible.
Export orders to Quicken, Excel, MacAuthorize, PCAuthorize, QuickBooks or AppleWorks.
Authorizenet Support for real-time credit card authorization
Customer Address info saved on Server - repeat customers only need to enter their e-mail address and password - Credit Card info NOT stored on server.
Option to print completed order form for completion via Fax or Mail.
Support for International Characters and Currencies
Server Cookies - allows tracking/carts to work even if Browser cookies are disabled.
New Features in Version 3.1.1 include:
Supports AuthorizeNet 3.0 Including Relay Response (still supports AuthorizeNet 2.5)
Added Minimum Order Amount Feature
International Character Support
Tracks 1st Referrer for all Orders
Publish Products to Search Engines
Server Side Ping and TraceRoute
Supports Rebound 2.0 from Sophisticated Circuits
Web Server 4D 3.1.1 is available for US$295 and WS4D/eCommerce Single, which includes Web Server 4D 3.1, WS4D/CGI, WS4D/eCommerce 1 Store, is available for US$495. WS4D/eCommerce 3.1.1 is a free upgrade for anyone running Web Server 4D 3.0/3.1.1 or WS4D/eCommerce 3.0/3.1. You can find more information at the MDG web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: A full e-commerce package for the Mac is a good thing.