If you plan on selling products or services via your website, then you will need an Ecommerce enabled site.
Each year the percentage of people who conduct business over the Internet increases. More and more people are opting to avoid queues at the tills, save money on fuel, and reduce the paperwork and mail they generate by instead utilising the internet for their shopping and bill paying.
What should be your primary concerns when searching for Ecommerce hosting?
Security – Remember that your customers are giving you personal information and sensitive information that needs to be protected. Credit card numbers, name, address, username and password are information that may be deal with on an Ecommerce site. If it is not protected you risk identity theft of your customers. This is also required under the Data Protection Acts.
Uptime – When you rely on your customers’ business to generate your income to stay in business, it is important to make sure your website is available to them as much as possible. If your site is slow or unavailable your customers will go elsewhere due to sheer frustration and a sense that you are not reliable. 99.9% uptime is the standard that we provide.
Shopping carts – Shopping carts are a way for your customers to choose your products or services throughout your site and then check out when they are done. It is basically the showcase engine. There are many different carts with different strengths, so it is imperative to choose one that is suitable for your business model.
Payment systems – Almost all carts will be compatible with the main payment gateways so you can accept PayPal and major credit cards. However, make sure to verify that your payment gateway is compatible with all payment means you plan to accept. American Express in particular is not always compatible with certain Ecommerce packages.
We are able to assist you at all stages of implementing an ecommerce platform, from design, through stock coding to live implementation.