Shopping Carts: The 24/7 Business Solution
A shopping cart website (eCommerce) will open up a whole new market place for your business. If you have an existing customer base it will increase the value of sales to them. We will create a style to suit your business and even put a batch of your products on the website to get you up and running. Your online admin system enables you to manage your products, customers, orders and even stock control.
Concept - how does eCommerce work?
eCommerce is easy. You provide the products or services you wish to sell online, we provide the interface for people to buy from your website. Payment is made through a third-party industry-standard secure payment system that keeps the purchasers details encrypted and safe. Once payment is confirmed you send out the goods. Easy!
The stats... Surveys completed by the Office of National Statistics show astounding figures for internet sales. It's good news for businesses selling online: "In 2008, Internet sales represented 9.8 per cent of the value of all sales of US and Canada non-financial sector businesses.
This was up from 7.7 per cent in 2007. The value of these sales rose to $222.9bn in 2008, an increase of 36.6 per cent from the 2007 figure of $163.2bn. Sales consisted of $104.7bn website sales and $118.2bn EDI (electronic data interchange) sales over the Internet".
Solution - what technology do we use?
The 'engine' behind our shopping cart websites is an incredibly sophisticated 'Open Source' application but because it is 'Open Source' software the underyling code remains accessible. This also means it is continuously supported by a vast international community of expert developers and is constantly being updated and refined. The shopping cart website we develop for you will be yours to own. You pay only a small annual hosting
fee and we provide unlimited help and support via email and telephone.
Secure Payments - is the transaction safe?
If you already take credit cards through your business you need to apply for Internet Merchant Status with your bank. The Payment Service Provider we use offers an oustanding service and integrates with all the high street banks. The PSP's role is to process securely, all your credit card transactions. They handle this seamlessley through their own web-interface, hand-shaking with the card issuer and your bank and then returning your customer to your website to complete the order process. Alternative Payment Service Providers are PayPal
; one of the largest and most recognised secure transaction companies in the world (now owned by eBay
) PayPal's account setup is relatively simple (takes a couple of weeks to go through the verification process) but it's free. You pay only standard fees per transaction as you would with any other provider. Online credit card transactions are far safer than handing your card over in a restaurant or shop, yet we do that all the time. The world is becoming used to paying online for goods and services.
What does all this cost ...
The low-cost of this outstanding product belies its high specification.
Our eCommerce packages start at only $2,500.00 CAD you'll be recovering on your investment sooner than you think. To make things even easier for you we also have a simple payment plan; all we ask is a 30% deposit and the balance can be paid monthly in four equal instalments and we make no additional charge for this service.