updated 03:50 pm EST, Thu December 26, 2002
uses Apache and mySQL to offer a Mac OS X-based ecommerce solution with Web-based administration and reporting, real-time payment processing, a theme-based customzable interface, customer tracking/notification, and integration with most shipping companies for real-time quotes. Web administration allows the administrator to set preferences, update order status, modify customer information, track customer order totals, view product order statistics and print invoices and packing slips. It also offers support for multiple currencies, regional tax rates and product-specific tax rates.
mShox provides similar functionality but is specifically designed for the music industry with support for sample song tracks in QuickTime, MP3, AC3, RealPlayer, and WMP formats as well as tour info/dates and other features. Both products--each $400--are expected to ship on CD on January 2, 2003, but are available now for download. [pricing info added]