Miva Merchant and Innovative Merchant Solutions Announce Payment Processing Alliance

San Diego, CA, 2008/09/19—Miva Merchant (www.mivamerchant.com), a leading supplier of e-commerce software and services to small and medium sized businesses and Innovative Merchant Solutions (IMS) (www.innovativemerchant.com), an Intuit Company, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to attach payment-processing services to store owners who purchase the popular Miva Merchant e-commerce platform.

Russ Carroll, CEO of Miva Merchant, stated “This alliance combines the best customer service, most competitive pricing, and highest up-time reliability for our Miva Merchant store owners. Our main focus is increasing our customers’ success, and this is a significant step in that direction.”

Joe Kaplan, President of Intuit’s IMS division, added “We are excited to bring this partnership to life. Taking two market leaders and joining forces can only lead to a better experience for online merchants using the Miva Merchant platform.”

The companies also indicated that the alliance marks the beginning of a tighter integration relationship, which will allow the two firms to collaborate on a wide variety of merchant products and services. As an example, new users of the service will be able to integrate their Miva Merchant shopping cart data with their QuickBooks financial data.

About Miva Merchant
Founded in 1996, Miva Merchant has deployed over 200,000 online storefronts and provides a leading platform for online enterprises. The Miva Merchant Platform consists of software, services, and a partner network assembled for the purpose of helping to create and enhance online business. Miva Merchant partners are at the forefront in servicing the increasing number of enterprises using the Internet to expand their market reach. Partners can easily and quickly integrate the Miva Merchant platform of applications and API’s with their existing services to deliver complete online business solutions. Miva Merchant is a leader in offering the ease of browser-based point and click online business creation, combined with deep customizability and integrated marketing services. For more information about Miva Merchant call 1.858.490.2570 or visit https://www.mivamerchant.com.

About Innovative Merchant Solutions
Innovative Merchant Solutions is a leader in the bankcard processing industry. It’s the processor-of-choice for hundreds of thousands of merchants, handling over $12 Billion in annual processing volume. In 2003, Innovative joined forces with Intuit Inc., the small-business experts and makers of QuickBooks®, Quicken®, and TurboTax®. A Fortune 500 company founded in 1983, Intuit’s “Right for My Business” strategy delivers industry-specific business management solutions. For more information, please visit www.innovativemerchant.com.

More information can be found at www.mivamerchant.com/payment