is operated by Match Software, since 1996
these people ? What business is behind these screens ? Is it safe to do
business with them ? These are questions any web surfer had at least
once about web sites, before doing any purchase online. Just as,
probably, for any new company you want to do business with, online or
are a very real company. Here is our full 411 :
ABCWARE, LLC dba
110 West Ninth Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
events and unverifiable horror stories spread over the Internet have
prompted some concern over the safety of credit card information left
on some web sites using shopping carts improperly configured.
DOES NOT USE A SHOPPING CART, but a specific host
program developed especially for our online delivery system. The order
pages are generated on the fly, at the instant you click on the Buy
Online, Immediate Delivery button.
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS NEVER STORED ON THE SITE, but sent directly for
treatment. It cannot be found in any files on the site, because it is
never passed on matchfonts.com pages !
informations about your credit cards are processed directly on the
merchant bank pages, over an encrypted protocol layer (SSL). It is impossible for any
third party (even us) to view any part of the information you send.
When prompted for your credit card number, you will notice that the
browser will show this :
(older versions of Netscape
show this key)
also notice that the URL of the credit card information page starts
with 'https://', and not 'http://', as usual.
at matchfonts.com is actually MUCH SAFER than buying over the telephone with a cordless handset, or
a non-digital cellular phone. Always remember, before giving any
sensitive information by phone, that any basic scanner can pick up most
ancient cordless phones, and non-digital cellular phones. And this goes
for credit card information, as well as any personal identification,
such as so often required by the banks or utilities companies. It
is a wise precaution to always keep an"antique" cord phone handy, for
appreciate any suggestion tending to improve your shopping experience,
or the security of our transactions.
More about Match
long have you been in business ?
been in business for quite a while, at least in this brand new
industry. The name "Match Software" appeared for the first time in the
September issue of Byte, in 1987. We used to run very tiny ads for a
utility called "Match-a-Printer", which helped PC users cope with their
printers. Shortly after, "MatchFonts" came to life, a utility to get
fonts from PC applications. Since then, we have mainly produced
TrueType and PostScript fonts for Windows, Macintosh and OS/2.
can I check on your company ?
We are a
proud member of the Association of Shareware Professionals, who stands
for the highest professional ethics and quality, and provides
arbitration in case of disagreement in the purchase of shareware
serve individuals, through mail-order, and now, increasingly, the
Internet and online services such as AOL.
custom work for companies such as the aerospace industry, the
electronic industry, desktop publishers and printers. We have created
custom fonts for several application developers, serving specific
needs, such as foreign language, or system fonts.
create any kind of logo font, and provide regularly signature facsimile
fonts for companies, where in the past they used rubber signature
are your products sold ?
present on the shelves of your local computer store, through shareware
CD compilations. Our shareware packages are also distributed by Ziff
Davis, through ZD Net. CD subscription services such as Nautilus and
Software of the Month Club also selected our fonts. Finally, the
monthly ASP CD is another source for our latest font shareware
packages. We are a proud member of the Association of Shareware
We are in
the process of being republished by much larger companies, and will let
you know, as soon as the products are available.
think you have a market for any of our products, please give us a call.
New business is always good ! We are also looking for overseas
the Press reviewed your fonts ?
indeed. Most recently, Computer Shopper reviewed our
Dactylographe font, and strongly recommended it, as a better
replacement for Windows Courier New. Match Software has been mentioned
in PC-News, PC Informatique, Microtimes, Compuserve Online Magazine,
Wordperfect Magazine, etc.
you been referred by computer industry manufacturers ?
have been recognized by the most prominent software and hardware
manufacturers. We are mentioned on the Microsoft web site. The same
company has offered some of our evaluation samples on some of it's
CD-ROM. Apple Computer has also provided our evaluation sample to
kind of service do you offer as after-sale service ?
online the same kind of service you would expect from any responsible
walk-in store. We do our best to make sure to deliver what we
advertise. In general, any reported problem is solved within 24 hours.