Versions 3.4 of ShopSite Pro and ShopSite Manager add faster searching, improve indexing and sorting, make page updating and button customization easier, and let merchants who don't need shipping and sales tax options omit them.
The ShopSite tools are targeted to small or mid-sized businesses that want to set up catalog-based Internet stores. They compete with similar offerings from Microsoft, iCat, Intershop, Vision Factory, newcomer BreakThrough Software, and Mercantec.
Open Market announced its purchase of ICentral on May 1 for $11 million in stock and cash.
ShopSite Manager, designed for smaller companies, retails for $495. The more powerful Pro version is targeted at experienced Web designers, hosting services, or merchants and costs $1,295.