Miva Merchant Transfers Copernicus Modules to eMediaSales

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On October 15, 2010, Miva Merchant and eMediaSales completed the sale of the Copernicus line of Miva Merchant modules to eMediaSales.

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On October 15, 2010, Miva Merchant and eMediaSales signed an agreement transferring the Copernicus line of Miva Merchant modules to eMediaSales. The Copernicus plug-ins provide advanced features for the Miva Merchant 5 ecommerce software, allowing store owners to extend their online store with capabilities not found in the core software.

James Harrell, now CEO of eMediaSales, originally wrote the Copernicus line of aftermarket modules. In April of 2005 they were sold to Miva Merchant when James joined the team as director of software development. Following James' departure in 2007, the modules remained with Miva Merchant until last week.

Harrell commented about the transfer, "the Copernicus modules represent high end features not required for every store owner; but those who do need them deserve the expertise and attention we can provide. We believe this is a big win for Miva Merchant store owners who will benefit from our deep understanding of how the modules work, as well as updates and new features. Following our acquisition of Viking Coders in August of this year, this solidifies us as one of the leading developers of off the shelf features for Miva Merchant, and demonstrates our commitment to Miva Merchant store owners."

Rick Wilson, President and COO of Miva Merchant continued, "We believe that putting these aftermarket products back in the hands of the original author will provide our customers with significant benefits. eMediaSales can focus on their modules and customization services while we continually extend and enhance our core product offering. I have no doubt that this is in the best interest of our user community."

Immediately following the acquisition, eMediaSales announced new feature updates to the Shipping SuperMod v5, and the release of the Membership SuperMod for Miva Merchant 5.

About eMediaSales: James Harrell, former owner of Copernicus Business Systems LLC, founded eMediaSales in 2007. eMediaSales is a premier Miva Merchant partner, and provides advanced off the shelf modules, custom features, cluster hosting and high-end design for Miva Merchant ecommerce stores. http://www.emediasales.com | 800-578-5003

About Miva Merchant: Miva Merchant has been building feature-rich e-commerce software since 1995. Over 50,000 merchants use the company’s highly customizable, intuitive and scalable shopping cart solution. These merchants range from the hand-selected boutique products store to the manufacturer directly integrating their manufacturing with distributor access and an online retail presence. To see examples of stores running on Miva Merchant, visit http://www.mivamerchant.com/.


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