BA Merchant Services Inc. and I-Way Corp., an electronic commerce company and Web site builder, have created an on-line grocery for Furr's Supermarkets Inc., a 70-store chain based in Albuquerque.
Furr's Online sells all supermarket items, including perishables, and delivers them to homes and offices. Customers can also enter orders on-line and pick them up at designated stores.
BA Merchant Services, a subsidiary of BankAmerica Corp., and I-Way, of Newport Beach, Calif., have been working together for several years on secure payment systems. I-Way hosts the Furr's system in its Irvine, Calif., data center.
"We believe this is extremely significant e-commerce technology," said Jim Aviles, senior vice president at BA Merchant Services. "Bringing I- Way's on-line store to our customers offers them a secure e-commerce solution in the competitive virtual marketplace."