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Lower cost payment processing helps smallest web stores take secure online

13 March 2003 (A0303) ~ Leading ecommerce software developer, Actinic,
announces the integration of the PayPal payment processing system with v6.1
of its ecommerce software range, to be released at the end of March 2003.
This brings to fifteen, the number of online payment providers supported by
Actinic more than any other boxed ecommerce solution. PayPal support will
initially be available in UK versions only.

The integration between Paypal and Actinic has been purchased from its
developer, Sure Solutions Inc. Sure Solutions is Actinic's distributor in
the US, where the PayPal system is already widely used. As part of the
purchase agreement, Actinic will not offer the facility as standard in the
US until Actinic version 7.

Chris Barling, chief executive officer for Actinic, comments, "We have
always been committed to integrating with all leading online payment
methods and we already support more payment gateways than any other
solution. We are delighted to be able to include PayPal as it is growing
rapidly in popularity by offering a cost-effective and easy way to accept
secure online payments."

Key features added to Actinic in v6.1 in response to user feedback are:

Paypal integration allows businesses without merchant status to
accept credit card payment at minimal cost

Order level discounting automatic calculation of a discount or
surcharge based on overall order value

Digital download as an option with Catalog enabling the sale and
immediate download of products in digital format, such as music, software,
images and documents

Export a file for submission to Froogle for submitting stores to, the new commerce portal from Google. (In the short term
Froogle is only accepting sites priced in US dollars)

New troubleshooting feature with built in fault diagnosis.

PayPal-compatible solutions from Actinic

Actinics solutions for merchants start with Actinic Catalog. Catalog
offers a complete business-to-consumer ecommerce solution with catalogue,
shopping cart, ordering, payment, security and order processing included as
standard for only £379.

Actinic Business is a more sophisticated application for those wanting to
integrate ecommerce and back-end systems, and costs £799. Actinic Link is a
chargeable add-on for Business. It allows integration with the popular
accounts applications Sage Line 50 and QuickBooks.

Actinics flagship product, Actinic Developer, is a development tool for
commercial web designers who deploy ecommerce solutions for SMEs and need
an interface with Macromedia Dreamweaver. It costs £1500 including a days
training and one years technical support.

For further comment, contact:

Chris Barling, Actinic Software. Tel 01932 871000,

Actinic PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity. Tel 01273 470199,

About Paypal:

PayPal, an eBay company, enables any business or consumer with email to
send and receive Internet payments securely, conveniently and
cost-effectively. PayPal's network builds on the existing financial
infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global payment
system. PayPal has more than 20 million member accounts and, in the first
half of 2002, processed more than $3 billion in payments. Based in Mountain
View, Calif., PayPal is available to users in 38 countries including the
United States. Further information about the company can be found at

About Actinic Software Ltd.:

Actinic power more UK ecommerce sites than any other company. Search for
acatalog in Google to see the vast range of online stores that run using

Founded in 1996, Actinic specialises in developing PC-based ecommerce
software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that want to sell
online. Actinic is a key partner in the DTI's UK online for business
programme. Some of Actinic's better known UK users include the Royal Opera
House, Lloyds of London, Focus Do-it-All, Robert Dyas, the Royal Navy and
Help the Aged. Visit

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