The February 2, 1998 InfoWorld has a special section devoted to I-Commerce. The editors selected one online store tool for an in-depth review: Viaweb Store 4.0.
"A tutorial guides you through the basic steps, and only takes a few minutes to complete. You simply answer a few questions and a basic version of your storefront is automatically created. Once the basic storefront is defined, you can go back and edit your site as you choose."
As well as being easy to use, the article points out, Viaweb Store is a powerful e-commerce tool:
"Viaweb is not only simple to use, but also extremely flexible."
Viaweb's combination of power and ease of use, they conclude, make it ideal for companies that don't want to set up their own Web servers:
"Companies without system management capabilities or budgets can benefit tremendously from Viaweb's outsourcing model."