Goeben Design | Web site design, development, and management.

Goeben Design | Web site design, development, and management.
home
portfolio
faqs

 
 
Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben
FAQs
Ecommerce
Email
META tags
Search engine optimization
Web site promotion

Ecommerce

Shopping carts

To set up your own ecommerce application on your web site you will need these elements:

  1. A web site hosted with a web hosting provider that supports ecommerce.
  2. A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) server certificate is necessary to protect the information about the transaction as it passes through the Internet. A certificate may be acquired from a provider such as Verisign, GeoTrust, or Thawte. They generally cost about $125/year. Check with your web hosting service provide before purchasing a certificate.
  3. An online catalog/shopping cart of products and services. This keeps track of what the shopper wants to buy and sends the total to your payment gateway.
  4. A Payment Gateway (such as AuthorizeNet and PayPal) is the credit card processor that provides a secure bridge between your web site and your merchant account. Payment gateways range from no setup/no monthly fee but high per-transaction charge, to high setup plus monthly fees and inexpensive per-transaction charges.
  5. An Internet Merchant Bank Account that deposits the money into your bank account (expect $20-$100/month plus fees for this service). Merchant accounts may be offered by your bank. Verify that your account can connect to your payment gateway.

Other options

Third party payment processors
Third party processors such as PayPal will handle the payment gateway, merchant bank account, and SSL portions of your ecommerce site.
Processing manually
You can use a virtual terminal to manually process orders submitted through a secure (see SSL above) web page or over the phone.

Options for ecommerce only web site hosts

Online Malls
You can build a store using an online mall such as Amazon and Yahoo Shopping.
Auction Sites
List your items on an auction site such as eBay and ubid.
Hosted Store-fronts
Host your ecommerce web site with an ecommerce provider that provides all the necessary software to catalog, shopping cart, and process your sales.

 

Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben

 
Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben | Ellensburg Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben | Ellensburg Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben | Ellensburg Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goebe | Ellensburgn
  Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben | Ellensburg
 

Copyright Goeben Design. All rights reserved worldwide. +
Goeben Design | Web site design, development, maintenance, and management | Jim Goeben | Ellensburg