Intuit Inc. said that its new QuickBooks Merchant Service for Web Stores offers a hassle-free way for small businesses to sell online, accept credit card payments and obtain up-to-the-minute sales reports.

The service works with online store providers to offer an end-to-end, QuickBooks-compatible e-commerce solution. The applications can help small businesses create a Web store, sell online, accept credit card payments through QuickBooks Merchant Service, and exchange business data directly with QuickBooks. The preferred providers that have worked with Intuit to offer QuickBooks-ready stores include Affinity Internet, eBay company ProStores,, Homestead Technologies and WebSite Pros.

"Intuit has a long tradition of making products and services that help small businesses be successful," said Dan Wernikoff, director of product management for the service, in a statement. "By working with these trusted e-commerce companies, we've extended the power of QuickBooks to help small business leverage the Web."

The service is offered in a variety of plans and prices, ranging from $6.99 to $249.95 per month, depending on the provider and package selected. More information is available at, and the QuickBooks Merchant Service for Web Stores is offered for a set-up fee of $59.95 and a basic monthly fee of $17.95.

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