Miva Corp., the leading provider of e-commerce platforms for channels that target small-to mid-size businesses, Wednesday announced that Humboldt Bank Merchant Services will offer Miva Now instant storefronts to any merchant customer.
This powerful merchant acquisition system significantly reduces the merchant’s time and upfront costs associated with building an e-commerce site. It also offers HBMS a solid opportunity to increase sales of merchant services. HBMS promotes the Miva Now system with a compelling message: “Build your store now, start selling immediately — first 30 days free!”
New merchants connecting to Miva Now from HBMS can register and begin building their storefront in less than five minutes. A HBMS Merchant Account will average one to two days for set up. A small Merchant Account fee will apply. Contact HBMS either online () or via telephone by calling 800/682-0454. Upon successful evaluation, the merchant and their completed storefront are automatically transferred to a paid account with a Miva hosting partner.
“HBMS specializes in providing merchants with high quality, competitively priced credit card processing. Miva Now adds value to these services by helping our customers build their online storefronts quickly and easily and begin processing transactions,” said Jamie Savant, HBMS executive vice president. “Our goal is to reduce the time between creating a new merchant account and processing that merchant’s first transaction. Miva Now speeds this process for our new merchants and also gives our existing customers an effortless way to bring their businesses online.”
The Miva Now instant storefront network is built upon the company’s flagship e-commerce development software, Miva Merchant 4.0, and includes everything the merchant needs to launch a fully operational storefront, including modules for HBMS payment processing services. The new merchant enjoys a completely seamless and automated system that helps them to begin selling.
“We designed Miva Now to help late adopter merchants build their stores quickly and begin selling,” said Robert Hanczor, Miva’s VP of Marketing. “These new merchants understand the opportunities an e-commerce experience can create, but they require an inexpensive, flexible solution that allows them begin selling online. HBMS is the 25th largest merchant acquirer in the country and trusted Miva partner. Together we can reach more merchants, provide instant storefronts, and stimulate recurring transactions.”
The Miva Now program is simple:
— Merchant connects to Miva Now from HBMS Web site.
— Merchant begins selling products immediately at no cost during the evaluation period with Miva Merchant.
— Merchant’s completed storefront is seamlessly transferred to Miva hosting partner’s server upon a evaluation.
“Miva Now is a powerful product for Miva that strengthens relationships with our partners in the financial services industry like HBMS,” said Hanczor.
About Miva Corp.
Founded in 1996, Miva Corp. provides the leading e-commerce platform for channels that target small-to mid-size businesses. These distribution partners are at the forefront of servicing the exploding number of small to mid-size businesses using the Internet to expand their market reach. Channels can easily and quickly integrate the Miva platform of scripting, end-user applications and API with their existing services to deliver complete e-commerce solutions to these businesses. No other e-commerce platform company offers the ease of browser-based point and click, deep-down customizability and the reach to deliver integrated marketing services. For more information on Miva’s products, contact Miva Corp., 5060 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, Calif. 92109. Phone: 858/490-2570, fax: 858/731-4200 or visit Miva’s Web site at .Details