SAMSA Develops E-Commerce Shopping Cart System for Long Time Wholesale Distribution Client Amato Industries, Inc.

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SAMSA Inc. recently developed a new online shopping cart system for Amato Industries, Inc. which operates three main divisions - Dry Cleaning and Laundry Supplies, Heating Oil, and Amchlor Swimming Pool Chemicals. Their new e-commerce site includes a unique tax zone identification feature for shipping products from its various brick-and-mortar locations. A "Featured Products" module is expected to be added to the site in the near future.

Amato Industries, Inc. has been operating for 76 years and is a third-generation family business that operates brick-and-mortar locations in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Fairfax, Virginia. They're also available worldwide at http://www.amatoind.com. The company currently operates three main divisions - Dry Cleaning and Laundry Supplies, Heating Oil, and Amchlor Swimming Pool Chemicals. It is expected that Amato Industries will see a lot of growth in the future in its divisions.

System and Market Services of America, Inc. (SAMSA) recently developed a new online shopping cart system for Amato Industries to replace their single "billboard" website. The new site is search engine optimized (SEO), and the Amato staff is able to load all products themselves through a secure web-based administration area. The new e-commerce site allows Amato to showcase many of its in-stock items on a rotating basis to a greater range of customers. A unique and crucial feature that was built into the website is the identification of distinct tax zones for each location that Amato ships products from. SAMSA expects to add a new "Featured Products" module to the implemented system in the near future which will allow Amato staff to easily indicate which products will be displayed on the home page. Joe Amato, President and Owner of Amato Industries, Inc. explains that within days of going live on the web, Amato received orders for items offered and shipped the merchandise. He further explains that all of the staff, from sales to warehouse, is excited about the possibilities of the new e-commerce site. Mr. Amato states, "We really enjoy working with the SAMSA web development staff! They truly understand current e-commerce technology and were able to implement a solution that meets our needs. Amato Industries has relied on SAMSA since 1993 for all our computer needs. They are extremely conscientious, and it is clear they care about our business."    

Amato sets itself apart from other web-based companies in that it has its own local delivery fleet. All of Amato's locations stock all products, thereby allowing faster shipping times and superior staff knowledge of offered products. Joe Amato proudly adds, "It is our people that set us apart from other Web Offerings. We are a Brick and mortar business with a knowledgeable staff of product specialists that stand at the ready to answer your questions and assist you with your order."

Joe Amato welcomes and invites new customers to the site; "Come and check out our live product offerings. Give us a try and you will not be disappointed!" Amato Industries welcomes your suggestions and comments via the "contact us" tab on the website, dropping an email, or giving a telephone call.

About System and Market Services of America
SAMSA (http://www.samsa.com) is lead by a highly qualified group of diverse business and technology professionals whose collective backgrounds include marketing, business development, software engineering and design, accounting, administrative, copywriting and customer service experience. This in-depth experience is in a well-rounded cross section of business sectors specializing in healthcare, government agencies, transportation, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail and education. SAMSA offers full IT services to clients in the state of Michigan, and web based and programming work for clients around the world.

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