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October 7th, 1999

[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
  • Bug Fixes

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.


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