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Online Store For Business
Quick, Secure Way To Buy From CCH
(RIVERWOODS, ILL, June 12, 2000) Its become easier than ever to
find and purchase the leading and authoritative information products in the fields of tax,
business, financial services, human resources and health law with the inauguration of the
CCH Online Store (http://onlinestore.cch.com),
an e-commerce feature from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH). The Online Store makes it easy to
identify resources that meet the needs of professionals for top-quality information and
analysis and then purchase those resources quickly and securely over the Web.
"CCHs new, one-stop store delivers speed, convenience and security to our
customers, whether they are looking for a very specific CCH product, or if they wish to
see everything CCH has to offer on a topic across a very wide range of product
offerings," said CCH Chief Operating Officer Hugo Van haecke.
Browse or Search For Products
Visitors to the Online Store can browse through CCH offerings or can search for
products by entering words and phrases on a template.
The first step in browsing is to select one of the CCH business units, such as Business
and Finance. The main page for that unit appears, containing a general description of the
types of products offered, lists of best sellers and any special offers in effect. A menu
for further browsing also appears, listing categories such as banking, securities and so
on. Choosing a category brings up a list of individual products, each with its own
The pages for individual products contain content descriptions (usually including
tables of contents), media specifications, pricing information (including quantity
discounts), lists of related products and any special offers or demos available. At this
time, CCH book products can be purchased directly from the Online Store. For more complex
subscription products that currently cannot be purchased online, a phone number and a
template for contacting a CCH sales representative are provided.
Searching Can Be Broad or Focused
Shoppers who use the search facility can choose to search all CCH products or can
"scope" their search to the offerings of a single business unit, such as Human
Resources, Federal and State Tax or Business and Finance.
For example, searching all CCH products for the word "withholding" currently
produces a list of 18 books, loose-leaf reporters and online services from CCHs Tax
and Human Resources units that address a wide range of withholding tax issues. By
contrast, scoping a search to specific subject areas will produce shorter, more focused
lists of products. For example, searching for "transfer" can produce a list of
products focused on asset transfers when the search is scoped to the Health and Medical
area, transfer pricing (Federal and State Tax) or securities transfers (Business and
Transactions Use Shopping Cart Model
The site uses the increasingly familiar and popular "shopping cart" model to
effect transactions. Visitors place desired items into a virtual shopping cart, and then
either continue to shop or proceed to check out. The contents of the cart can be examined
at any time, and shoppers can increase or decrease the quantities of items or remove them
from the cart entirely.
When shoppers have everything they want in their cart, they proceed to the
"checkout" page. Here, they enter billing and shipping information, including
their choice of shipping method one of seven choices ranging from 5-7 day services
to next-day delivery. Purchases can be billed to Visa®, MasterCard® or American
Express®, or to the shoppers CCH account.
Transactions at the CCH online store take place over a secure server with
VeriSign assurance, which provides users with a means to verify the identity and
security of the site.
The Online Store has its own web address http://onlinestore.cch.com but also can be reached from the main
CCH web site, www.cch.com. In addition, the
Online Store is accessible on each CCH business unit site Business and Finance (http://business.cch.com), Federal and
State Tax (http://tax.cchgroup.com), Health and
Medical (http://health.cch.com), Human
Resources (http://hr.cch.com), and Small
Office/Home Office (www.toolkit.cch.com).
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has
served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces
more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance,
human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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