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VillageMall TradePoint programme will enable affordable adoption of e-business standards to a wider technology trading network


Brisbane, Australia,- October 2001 - VillageMall®, the premier provider of Web-based applications for small business, today launched its tradepoint programme.  This initiative ensures the affordable implementation and adoption of e-business standards and services for small business, thereby allowing them the same trading opportunities available only to large organisations. VillageMall is working to create and implement, open e-business standards, that can be readily used by any business to form a common trading network.

Until tradepoint, many e-business initiatives have been out of reach for small companies and developers, because of the vast resources required to implement these complex activities. "Many of the organisations involved have a vested interest in keeping these activities overly complex and out of the reach of small business." said Charles Moore, Managing director of VillageMall. Some of these initiatives have membership fees that range from US$1,000 to over US$35,000 per year, and have produced specifications that are not deployable by any small business without major expenditure on third party products or services. 

"Small business operators, do business each and every day, this is how we survive, the processes are not complicated and the solutions must be simple and affordable. We have placed TradePoint specifications in the public domain, established free test services, and plan to release freely available code to support these specification to all small business and developers. This is the only way we can level the playing field for small business owners and operators." commented Charles Moore.

Established in May 1999, VillageMall supports Australian small business will the release of  VillageMall TradePoint programme. 

About TradePoint

TradePoint is dedicated to the collaborative development and rapid deployment of open Internet-based business standards, that are suitable for deployment and use by small business as part of a trading network. 

TradePoint opens up this ‘next generation’ e-business to all small businesses which in turn helps to build a ‘network effect’, where small business can trade with other suppliers, and with their own customers, to really enhance the value of their VillageMall investment. TradePoint specifications are available here.

Sign-up as part of the VillageMall TradePoint program today.

About VillageMall

VillageMall is a pioneer in developing secure next generation Internet applications for small business. 
VillageMall is a privately held company,
founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
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