February 05, 2001, 2:15 PM — Selling Internet services is no quick buck. Burdensome telecommunications and equipment costs combined with fierce competition and scarce manpower leave many service providers with insufficient cash to offer new and different services. What these service providers need is a marketable application that sells and manages itself and costs next to nothing to get running.
With StoreSense 4.0, Kurant Corp. offers service providers an unusually sweet deal. In one fell swoop, StoreSense will put you in the e-commerce site hosting business, without your having to shell out much cash or hire a gang of Web developers. Just plug the included Cobalt Networks Inc. RaQ server into your network, and after a few hours of Web-based configuration -- no programming or HTML hacking required -- your StoreSense server is open for business.
Small merchants will be your customers, purchasing and managing their own e-commerce sites from you via Web browsers. All you as the service provider need to do is keep the server running and do enough business to generate US$500 in monthly fees to Kurant.