DENVER, Colo., July 11, 2007 – IP Commerce, Inc., a software company enabling open payments services between businesses, today introduced its new channel partner program, Commerce Link reseller program. The program is designed to increase reseller revenue by providing access to a vast array of commerce applications that are integrated into IP Commerce’s technology platform. Among one of the first groups to join the program are Microsoft resellers.
Through the program, resellers can offer bundled services, tiered pricing, and services tailored against specific customer segments to squarely meet the articulated needs of the small- and midsized businesses. Current commerce solutions available through the program include:
PASS™ Commerce Center & Services from the PASS Consortium
For Windows Vista™ users, PASS Commerce Center is a one-of-a-kind solution for cash management. It provides timely notification of financial events, system security information, payments processing tasks and a single visual presentation of the cash flow health of a business – all from a central location on the Windows Vista desktop. This is the only comprehensive commerce solution of this nature available to merchants.
Quick-Payment for Microsoft® Office Accounting from BIG Software
Quick-Payment 2007 is a feature-rich bank card processing application that integrates directly into Microsoft Office Accounting 2007. Quick-Payment provides a flexible, user-friendly experience to process bankcards and perform daily accounting tasks from within a single application.
ChargeLink for QuickBooks from Synergration
ChargeLink allows merchants to process credit card payments from their PC through QuickBooks. For each transaction merchants create or modify, ChargeLink automatically provides the option to process now or later. Additionally, ChargeLink assists merchants with reporting by including a “complete/receive” payment functionality enabling them to record credit card payments for the credit card charge from a single entry screen. Users can select multiple charges and submit them in batch for processing from a single screen.
Desktop Remote Deposit from Vault Software
Merchants can obtain payments and make deposits from their PC, saving time traveling to and from the bank. This system also allows merchants to see payments process in real time, increasing the speed of cash flow.
“We see our reseller channel as a key influencing element in the adoption of our vast array of commerce services and ultimately, our company’s success,” said Chip Kahn, CEO of IP Commerce. “Until now, the types of commerce solutions we offer through Commerce Link were only available through one-to-one relationships with banks or financial institutions. By opening up these solutions to resellers, we expect our channel partners to substantially benefit through improved customer relationships and increased sales.”
IP Commerce created the Commerce Link reseller program with the needs of resellers as the driving force behind all facets of the comprehensive program, including:
Driving Profitable Business Opportunities: Commerce Link provides competitive pricing, higher margins, and tools that provide service opportunities to enhance product sales, shorten sales cycles, and deepen customer relationships.
Comprehensive Training: Commerce Link prepares and educates resellers to sell Commerce Link solutions through on-site and Web-based training, ROI-driven marketing materials, and superior technical and sales support.
Incentives: Commerce Link offers a variety of attractive customer and reseller incentives.
Technical and Sales Support: Commerce Link provides both inside and outside sales support from IP Commerce account managers, access to pre-sales engineering support, and access to IP Commerce support material.
“Commerce Link is unique. My company is no longer limited to selling products from only one company, but rather a variety of commerce solutions from multiple organizations. Because of this, we can provide customers tailored packages to meet their individual needs that result in higher revenue opportunities and a way to continue to deepen our relationships with customers,” said Jack Coursey, president and CEO, Sarco Lan Systems, Inc.
Commerce Link is now available. Interested partners should contact an IP Commerce Channel Account Manager at 720-377-3700 x853 or visit commercelink.ipcommerce.com to access more information about the program.
About IP Commerce
IP Commerce, Inc. is the software company behind the world’s first open commerce network delivering on-demand access to the next generation of commerce services. IP Commerce, the company’s flagship product, is the first open network to connect commerce services from leading financial institutions with software developers and established distribution channels. In an unprecedented use of service-oriented architecture, IP Commerce makes services accessible to small businesses that are critical to daily business operation and that traditionally have been exclusively available to large businesses. IP Commerce opens worlds of commerce, large and small.
Based in Denver, CO, IP Commerce, Inc. maintains partnerships with some of the world’s most respected financial institutions and software companies, including Chase Paymentech Solutions, Microsoft, PayPal, CIT Group, TransFirst and more. The company is backed by leading investors, including Appian Ventures and Meritage Funds. For more information, visit www.ipcommerce.com.