RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — BrightStores, a provider of online “store” solutions for the promotional products industry, is incorporating two applications from StrikeIron into its shopping cart application.

BrightStores is adding StrikeIron’s Tax Data Systems and Use Tax Web Service. The web service applications enable BrightStores to incorporate real-time tax information for customers so they can figure sales and use tax rates for any ZIP or postal code in the United States and Canada.

“With StrikeIron’s Sales and Use Tax Web service, our customers simply enter a ZIP code and instantly receive the real-time, accurate sales tax rate,” said Dan Halama, president of BrightStores. “By integrating with Web services we are able to save our customers time, effort, and money, yet always deliver the most accurate sales tax rate.”