Jan
13
2009

Webhosting Guide : What is Ecommerce ?

eCommerce

Ecommerce Guide

Ecommerce, say you need eCommerce. Well this host says they have scripts and such for eCommerce carts and all kinds of stuff. Most people think “exactly what I need to build my online store”, but not quite. The customers can now shop around and store what they want to buy and at what price. Well does this cart have a billing/customer database? Does it allow you to easily manage the accounts and maybe even support recurring billing? Its very important you know your cart.

Some examples would be:

Whois Cart

Whois.Cart 2.2 is a hosting and domains shopping cart and billing management system during your domain hosting and registration business venture.Support for over a dozen payment portals, fourteen different languages, and capable of all billing recurrences

Miva Merchant

Miva Merchant includes Advanced catalog, customer and order management systems, No limits on the amount of store data, complete store design control with new Store Morph Technology™, Integrated credit card processing and shipping calculation, An expansive list of add-on modules and services.

Do your research on others as well…just usually takes a google seacrh

So now you are halfway there. How are you going to actually charge your customer and get money? For that you need a (e-check, credit card, etc.) Gateway Provider. They do things such as check to see if its a valid payment and even charge it from them to you.

For instance,
Authorize Net

The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway can help you accept credit card and electronic check payments quickly and affordably. More than 220,000 merchants trust Authorize.Net to manage their transactions, help prevent fraud, and grow their business.

1Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart.com provides you with a powerful and versatile shopping cart system loaded with all of the essential features you need to make your online venture.

VeriSign®

VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Services Your consumers use one credential on many sites to protect their online identities.

Beside, There are some ‘free’ ones out that cost in transaction fees and no actual upfront cost like:

Pay Pal (my recommedation)

* Accept credit cards, debit cards, and bank account payments for low transaction fees.
* Add PayPal to your website in minutes, no downtime required.
* Get access to a growing user base with millions of active online shoppers.

About the Author:

ShawnLiv, the founder and editor of GenPlace Forum, ShawnLiv Dot Com, and Shawn’s Tech Place. Learn more about him and follow him on Twitter at @shawnliv

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