The Plaza on MSN


The Plaza on MSN is an internet based electronic commerce mall located on The Microsoft Network. Supporting full internet transactions, The Plaza on MSN is a convenient 1-stop-shopping for popular stores including 1-800-FLOWERS, American Greetings, AVON, and Scandanavia Pavillion.

Technology Used

The Plaza on MSN was built using Microsoft Merchant Server for the web page generator for merchandising, registration, purchasing and order processing using data stored in a SQL 6.5 database.


Following the acquisition of eSHOP, MSN Transactions is a recently formed internal group chartered with converting the existing eSHOP merchants to the Microsoft Merchant Server platform.

Project Duration

Commenced – 8/8/96
Completed - 10/15/96

Key Contacts

Name of contact: Todd Weatherby, Managing Consultant
Company: Microsoft
Phone number: (206) 635-1740

Name of contact: Michael Lapkin, Consultant
Phone Number: (206) 635-1921