aspires to be one-stop Net shop took its latest step in becoming all things to all people buying products on the Web, and just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year. The company on yesterday announced three new features to its Web site designed to lure shoppers for anything to first.

In unveiling its zShops, All Products Search, and Payments programs, the e-commerce giant is hoping to attract countless numbers of business partners to sell products through the Web site. Zshops will enable any business to get started selling products on for a $US9.95-per-month subscription fee. will also take a 2 per cent to 5 per cent fee for each transaction conducted over zShops.

In addition, with Payments, companies will be able to take advantage of's trademark one-click buying process, with handling all of the credit card processing. will then credit the seller's account and leave order fulfilment to the vendor.

"It's the easiest way to set up shop online," said Jeff Bezos, chairman, CEO, and founder of, who highlighted several small and medium-size business already signed on to the zShops program. "We recognise that the Internet is infinite, so now you can go to one place for anything."

To facilitate the process of shopping for anything, the company also announced an All Products Search capability, which is in essence a search engine that looks only for e-commerce sites on the Web. The results come back with products first, then zShop products, then other sites unaffiliated with

Currently, the company has more than 500,000 items up for sale through its zShops, with more than 21 million units. The company has priced the model so it will be assured a profit even if a zShop sells a competing item to at a lower price.

"If we can't be competitive, then we don't deserve the business," Bezos said. "We want to become an even better shopping destination by offering universal selection. You have to partner with thousands and maybe millions of companies to do that."

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