Cable & Wireless Optus has launched "Web in a box", aimed at small businesses wanting to expand by offering customers the ability to purchase from them over the Internet.
"Web in a box" lets businesses have an e-commerce Web site without needing software, hardware or Internet expertise. Help desk and design support are also available. Advanced cryptography and security measures are used to ensure the security of e-commerce transactions and to protect customer information.
Ezimerchant, which was developed by Australian Windows Publishing (AWP), retails from $149 and is available from Harvey Norman, Myer/Grace Bros and Optus World stores. Domain registration costs $150 for two years and Web hosting costs $100 for the initial setup, plus $40 per month from the second month.
An initial special offer includes 50 hours access to the Web free, as well as no cost for the first month of Web hosting.