The Select5 is a monthly compilation of exceptional companies in the E-business sector. These five industry leaders provide products and services that enable small and medium-sized companies to not only survive, but thrive in today's competitive landscape.

The MerchantSelect.Com panel examines and critically reviews companies based on product offerings, customer service and technological innovation. In addition, feedback from both customers and industry representatives are included in the evaluation criteria.

Feel free to send your comments to was founded in 1997 on the principle that business owners should be able to buy credit card processing equipment and terminals at the best price. They still deliver unsurpassed value in the credit card processing industry, offering the highest quality of service, top prices and representatives that are among the most knowledgeable in the industry.
The Internet's only vertically and horizontally integrated provider of e-commerce solutions targeted to small and medium size businesses, was founded in 1995 in the basement of a five and dime store. It is now the leading provider of e-commerce enabled and transacting Web sites on the Internet, providing more than a mere storefront from which merchants can sell their goods and services.
Ginix Inc
Since 1999, Ginix, Inc. has been providing integrated payment solutions for both web merchants and brick and mortar establishments. Powered by proprietary technology, Ginix solutions simplify the traditional back-office headaches through smooth transaction processing, real time order visibility, summary financial reporting and tracking, all backed by live customer service. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California with an international office in Tokyo, Japan.
The Internet Billing Company
iBill provides secure transaction services that enable Web merchants to accept and process real-time payments for goods and services purchased over the Internet. iBill also manages all back-office functions including reporting, tracking, customer service and sales transactions. The Ft. Lauderdale based company was recently acquired by InterCept, Inc.
EasyCart is online shopping cart software that allows credit card customers to purchase products securely over the Internet. EasyCart boasts an easy to use, user-friendly interface that helps customers get E-commerce sites up and running in a matter of minutes.