Web Design of Palm Beach offers a full range of e-commerce solutions from custom-programmed shopping cart solutions to setting up third-party hosted cart solutions. If you are considering jumping into e-commerce, please contact me directly to discuss your needs, as there are many pitfalls and issues to consider before making such a big commitment! You will quickly see that Web Design of Palm Beach has your success and business interests in mind, not just your money.
Most web development companies would love the opportunity to upsell you an e-commerce design / development package simply to make a bigger sale. They likely won’t give you a selection of options that are available to you. I’d rather have you, my potential client, be educated and aware of all options available to them before going forward. E-commerce development can be very costly and these projects can easily spin out of control.
A quick glance of some items to consider before jumping into e-commerce would be:
- Your competition – Do some research and see what you are realistically up against. Chances are good there will be many sites selling very similar products.
- Method of payment – There are many types of payment and the cost will vary. Some will require a contract, additional fees, PCI compliance…it can get complicated very quickly.
- Keeping your customers information safe! – Do you need a “secure certificate?” What is entailed in keeping your customers information safe and sound? Again, there are options!
- Shipping – Often overlooked and not well thought out, Web Design of Palm Beach will explain your shipping options, which shipping options would be best for you, and the best way to achieve the desired results.
- Marketing and getting exposure – Getting your products noticed and found will be one of the single biggest challenges. Simply creating a web page showing them your products will not be enough!
The Internet is not like it was over 10 ago. Today, no business can afford to jump into e-commerce with the belief of “build it and they will come”. You will be doomed to failure with that kind of thinking! Web Design of Palm Beach is committed to going the extra mile educating you, the potential client, even at the risk of not landing that big-dollar project. I prefer to gain your trust and forge an ongoing, long-lasting relationship.
Your success online IS important to Web Design of Palm Beach, I believe in keeping the initial cost as low as possible. That makes it possible for you, the client, to make a good return on your investment. It allows you to “grow” into a more robust e-commerce platform, if needed, when you need it!
Contact Web Design of Palm Beach today to discuss you e-commerce project, learn your options, and make an educated decision!
We offer the following third party open source shopping cart solutions as part of our robust hosting packages:
OpenCart – OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost. OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.
PrestaShop – PrestaShop e-Commerce Solution was built to take advantage of essential Web 2.0 innovations such as dynamic AJAX-powered features and next-generation ergonomy. PrestaShop guides users through your product catalog intelligently and effortlessly, turning intrigued visitors into paying customers.
Magento – Magento is an Open Source ecommerce web application launched on March 31, 2008. It was created by Varien, building on components of the Zend Framework.
osCommerce - osCommerceosCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution.
Zen Cart – Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.
Tomato Cart – TomatoCart is open source shopping cart software using the ExtJS RIA framework, which makes it second-to-none friendly to users. TomatoCart covers nearly all the features a shopping cart could ever have and is continuing progressing with its roadmap. TomatoCart can hardly tear yourself away from the desktop-and-multiwindow administration panel with other shopping cart solution experience.
Quick Cart – Quick.Cart is a simple and functional shopping cart for you and your customers. Intuitional products and orders management, amazing abilities to extend script and easy installation makes our script unique!
CubeCart - CubeCart is a complete ecommerce shopping cart software solution. With CubeCart you can quickly setup a powerful online store to sell digital or tangible products to new and existing customers globally. Established in 2003 CubeCart is a hugely popular eCommerce solution enjoyed by tens of thousands of merchants globally.
Zeuscart – Zeuscart shopping cart is based on PHP application and it is used as scripting language which facilitates developer in making dynamically driven websites. It is very facile to learn and understand. Zeuscart is an incredibly stable & richly-interfaced, open source shopping cart and it’s a simple E-commerce software package which allows, even a non-technical person to open an online store on the Internet, with minimal efforts. Zeuscart is a web-based PHP/My SQL shopping cart which is simple, powerful and easy to use. Zeuscart includes a number of marketing-tailored features that can help you increase your online sales, promote repeat purchases, and boost customer satisfaction.
For Hosted Shopping cart solutions we recommend ECWID, which will work with your existing site, offers great felxability, is easy to use and implement, and best of all is low cost.. Granted there is a monthy fee, but this will save you from paying a large amount upfront for a custom cart or even one of the above open source carts, as they still require a good amount of time invested.
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