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SpeedFox provides Miva Merchant ecommerce software with the 5 Star and Private Server hosting plans. With Miva Merchant, creating an online storefront has never been this easy...or this affordable! Order online and get started creating your website with high quality ecommerce.

Note: The following fees apply:

  • $99 setup fee is required for all new Miva Merchant installations.
  • $99 setup fee is required for any Miva upgrade from a previous version.

To sell online in real-time you need the following tools:

  • Ecommerce software on your website (a shopping cart, such as Miva Merchant)
  • An Internet Merchant Account
  • A Payment Gateway Account

SpeedFox Web Hosting provides the necessary tools any merchant needs to sell online in real-time. All SpeedFox Web Hosting accounts include Miva Merchant ecommerce software (the shopping cart), the option for a no-monthly fee/no setup-fee Merchant account and a Payment Gateway account. With these 3 tools combined, any merchant can sell online successfully!

How to get Started with Miva Merchant:

  • Shared hosting customers go to your control panel and click the "Miva" icon.
  • All other Hosting customers, please email support @ A technician will install Miva on your hosting account and e-mail you the Miva license number and instructions you will need to setup your ecommerce store!
  • Review the Miva Merchant documentation:

What is Real-time credit card processing?

With real-time processing, the merchant provider validates the customer's card, processes the payment, and forwards the order to you only after the payment is verified. Without real-time credit card processing, you'll be required to receive e-mail notification of the order, then manually process the transaction. Miva Merchant will work in both real-time and manual credit card processing modes. It is up to you to make the decision which mode you would like to process your sales transactions.

*Real-time credit card processing is not required to sell online with Miva Merchant. Merchants can utilize other payment methods such as online checks or PayPal.

How Ecommerce Hosting with SpeedFox Works:

  • You build your store on our server, using an easy point-and-click interface.
  • All you need is the browser you are using to view this page.
  • SpeedFox hosts your finished store under your own domain name like
  • Secure order processing using Thawte SSL encryption.
  • Unlimited access to modify your store.
  • Retrieve orders anytime from anywhere you have access to the Internet.
  • Automatic email receipt to your customers
  • Automatic email notification to you.
  • Easy integration with your existing site.

Miva Merchant is a dynamic browser based storefront development and management system that allows merchants to create multiple online stores from anywhere in the world where there is internet access. Need a merchant account, click here.


Try it! Miva Merchant demo (login: test password: test)
To see the store you have created, click here.

Miva Shipping Demo

Shopping Demo

The Miva fresh online demo store is an online storefront that demonstrates one possible implementation of the Miva Merchant Storefront Development and Management System.

Miva Admin Demo

Admin Demo

This demo has a pre-configured 'demo' login for you to use in touring through the Miva Merchant Administration System.
Just click the 'Login' button in the login form of the front screen to get started.

The system's interface is made up of a black header menu bar for navigation, a gray margin menu at left with links to all of the administration controls, and a main 'Data Entry Area' at right. As a 'demo' store manager, you'll be able to see all of the data and configurations of the 'Miva fresh' demo.

SpeedFox Web Hosting offers the newest version of Miva Merchant. Listed, below, are some of the new features offered with Miva Merchant.

Miva Marketplace is an automated marketing service integrated with Miva Merchant that drives targeted shoppers to Miva storefronts.

Merchants instantly add their products into a powerful search engine and "shop box" that is displayed on popular web sites. Miva Marketplace generates more sales and builds lasting relationships with buyers who return again and again...

NEW with v4.21
Along with bug fixes and enhancements in v4.20 and v4.21, the new v4.21 also now includes the following new functionality:

Shipping for Free Orders
New store setting makes it possible to configure shipping charges for items priced at zero. Left unchecked, orders for free items don't charge for shipping...

New CVV2 Message Field
All payment gateways supported in Miva Merchant 4.21 now have a new field, for text or HTML..., which can be used to provide instruction for the shopper about where to find the CVV2 (Customer Verification Value) number on the back of their credit card.

NEW with v4.19
New Miva Marketplace Administration
Miva Marketplace controls have been completely re-designed, including interface enhancements, better reporting&; listing status and much more.

Product Listing Status -
Customizable product status screen lets you track clicks and amount spent.


New for Miva Marketplace
New "Global Click price" control, enhanced category searching, and other administration enhancements.

Also, merchants can now use a special "Mass Listing Wizard" to register multiple product listings in the system. Miva Merchant now offers support for the UPC (Universal Price Code) and ISBN (International Standard Book Number). New fields have been added in Miva Marketplace to accommodate these identifiers. Some Miva Marketplace venues use the ISBN and UPC to compare prices among shopping sites.

NEW with v4.16
Miva Payment-
a new easy-to-implement, highly reliable credit card processing service that is built into Miva Merchant. Capabilities include real-time authorization, web-based Business Center account management, Virtual Terminal for manual processing, comprehensive reports, and transaction searching. More....

NEW with v4.16
New Payment Modules

Lynk- Payment Systems
With Lynk, merchants can accept d
ebit, credit, EBT cards and checks quickly, securely and cost-effectively. Online merchants can also rely on Lynk's innovative e-funds distribution, and stored value cards. See new technical docs

The Internet Cash Purchase Systems is the only Internet payment system that gives shoppers the option of using cash to purchase products and services online. The online shopper simply goes to one of thousands of ICPS Pay Centers to pay. See new technical docs

NEW with v4.16
Additional Security for Administrative Login
IP address verification for the computers used to log into your store's admin interface.

NEW Better Performance in Compiled Format
At v4.14 and later, Miva Merchant is built to run on the new Miva Virtual Machine. It runs faster and more efficiently than ever before. Also now available, for FREE download, is a new MMUI (user interface) un compiled source kit with a special license which allows you to customize your storefront at the source code level. For more information on how compiled Miva Script applications work, click here.

NEW More Secure Order Processing with Payment Info Encryption Supported for all payment modules, the new encryption uses a combination of Blowfish (128-bit keys) and RSA (1024-bit keys). Each order is issued a randomly generated key. For more information on this new security feature, see the new technical docs.

NEW Shipping Modules
FedEx- Shipping Module - Provides real-time calculation of FedEx shipping rates for orders in your Miva Merchant store. This new feature uses your existing FedEx account info to create a "Meter Number" which identifies your Miva Merchant installation as a shipping client. For more information on this new feature, see the new technical docs.

USPS- Shipping Module - Provides real-time calculation of US Postal Service rates for orders in your Miva Merchant store. For more information on this new feature, see the new technical docs.

UPS- is now supported through a special compiled module for Miva Merchant 4.16 [ Free Download ]

Miva Mailer- >
Miva Mailer conveniently emails the people (customers, affiliates, etc.) within your Miva Merchant system relevant information about your site and special offers. The service automatically manages un subscribes and lets you create an unlimited number of mailing lists to reach your customers and affiliates.

Affiliate Program >
Build your own affiliate network and attract new customers to your storefront! You save time and money by managing your affiliate program at the same time you manage your store. This new features makes it easy to control commissions you pay to affiliates for both sales and click-thrus. Both you and your affiliates have access to payout reports and you can even choose to have your affiliates added automatically or with administrative approval.

Inventory Tracking >
Now you can track inventory levels for all the products in your store. Your customers will know exactly when a product is in stock or out of stock. This powerful new feature even sends email notifications about low and sold out items. You can manage inventory levels and notices for your entire store or for specific items. It's easy to administer and you'll eliminate orders for products that are no longer in stock.

NEW- Simple Administration >
It's never been easier to set up and administer your storefront. Now one wizard manages the complete storefront configuration and displays progress to completion so you know exactly where you are at each step of the way. You can revisit completed steps at any time and quickly switch between advanced and simple mode administrative interfaces.

NEW - Attribute Templates >
You'll save lots of time with the new attribute template feature. Now you can assign similar attributes to multiple products and easily change attributes globally by updating the template. Product attributes can still be modified without affecting the template. Plus, you can assign attribute templates in the Product Import.

NEW - Site Traffic and Sales Statistics >
Now you'll know exactly how many customers have visited your store and how much they have spent. This useful new feature makes it easy to track your store traffic and make smarter inventory and promotional decisions.

NEW - Enhanced Data Export / Import >
Export core product fields in a format to Import (back) into Miva Merchant, upload to Miva Marketplace Mass-Listing Wizard, and for Miva Merchant Provisioning. Also, while importing products from a flat file, assign a products to multiple(existing) categories, separating category codes with commas.

Quick Selection
Easily select and deselect an entire range of products at once when administering your storefront.

NEW - New Shipping Calculation >
Now you can calculate shipping costs as a percentage of the total order.

Store Management
Miva Merchant comes complete with a set of wizards to simplify the process of building your store. Then, the browser-based administration interface provides access to an array of more sophisticated tools to maintain your catalog and inventory, manage accounts, create comprehensive promotional campaigns, handle order fulfillment responsibilities, and generate detailed sales and website traffic reports.

Account Management
Whether you are running a single store, or a "shopping mall", Miva Merchant allows you to have complete management control. You can create a store manager with full authority and multiple user accounts to handle the normal day-to-day operations of running your store. Also, customer accounts can be set up to provide frequent shopper programs, discounted pricing and special product availability.

Catalog Management
Create categories, products, and attributes within Miva Merchant using wizards, the Miva Merchant administration interface, or the product import utility. Use the sorting capability to quickly organize your products for display. Create detailed product descriptions using text and HTML and attributes can be assigned to products to allow you to identify your products' characteristics more accurately to your customers.

Merchandising is key to success of all ecommerce stores and Miva Merchant has the capability to implement a variety of programs to increase your sales. With Miva Merchant you can associate complimentary products to give shoppers the opportunity to purchase others that are similar . You can also create an up sale process when shoppers meet pre-defined criteria such as purchasing specific products, or exceeding specified dollar amounts.

Pricing groups can be used in combination with select shopper availability groups to qualify them for discounts on any or all products in the store.

Order Fulfillment
Processing credit card payments is easy with Miva Merchant's pre-configured payment processing solutions from industry leaders. Miva Merchant also configures multiple sales tax methods and provides your customers with multiple shipping options. Checking order status is also simple with our instant order email confirmations that are sent to both the merchant and customer.

Miva Merchant is bundled with interfaces to the following list of payment gateways and, supports over 40 others:

  • New with v4.16 - Lynk-
  • New with v4.16 - ICPSsm
  • New - PayPal-
  • New - debit-it!
  • New - eValuCheck
  • New - Innovative Gateway Solutions
  • New - Rodopi Payment Gateway
  • New - U.S. Merchant Systems
  • Authorize.Net Payment Services v3.0
  • E-Commerce Exchange/QuickCommerce 3.0 Payment Gateway
  • Moneris e-SELECT Payment Service
  • GlobalCommerce Payment Gateway
  • CyberSource ICSv2 Payment Services
  • Cardservice/LinkPoint Payment Gateway
  • Paradata Payment Service
  • Verisign Payflow Link
  • Verisign Payflow Pro (PaymentNet)

Through Miva Merchant's modular architecture, many other payment processors can be integrated to a Miva Merchant storefront. Visit our Partners section for more details.

Modular Architecture
Miva Merchant is specifically designed so developers and aftermarket vendors can implement their own customized modules around a common API. Once a module is developed, push-button registration automatically integrates it into the main Miva Merchant system.

Modules can be developed for the following sub-systems:

  • Fulfillment
  • User Interface
  • Shipping
  • Payment
  • Currency
  • Sales Tax
  • Batch Reporting
  • Import / Export
  • Buyer Traffic Reporting
  • Intercept System Functions

Existing Site Integration
E-merchants who have sites in HTML can hyperlink directly into a Miva Merchant e-catalog. Key e-catalog functions such as product lookup, category presentation, shopping basket, and order forms can be accessed as components of existing HTML-based web sites.

All sensitive data can be encrypted with SSL prior to transmission. This includes the customer ordering process and processing of orders. Multiple layers of login permissions give a centralized manager the ability to grant store-level permissions to different developers and merchants.

Documentation and Support
Context-sensitive help is available for each key field in the administrative interface within Miva Merchant. In addition, online documentation is available on Miva's web site. Support for Miva products is available through Miva's Incident Reporting System and user group forums. Additionally, SpeedFox provides full support for Miva Merchant ecommerce.

Site Administrator Friendly
Miva Merchant requires no daily management. Installation takes less than a minute on any Miva-enabled web server with several automated installation scripts provided free by Miva Corporation to hosting services and service providers.

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