Ecommerce Web Host, E-Commerce Web Design & Shopping Cart Configuration
Electronic commerce or e-commerce references the online transaction of business, simply put, buying and selling online.
At the My Studio Space Web Site Design Firm we can serve you with e-commerce web design, shopping cart configuration, and also serve as your ecommerce web host!
When you add an on-line shopping cart it allows your customers to purchase your products or services online and can also track what your customers are buying. Your online store automatically adds tax and shipping fees at check out and, if needed, collects shipping information.
But that’s just the beginning. Today e-commerce and online shopping carts are powerful tools.
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An online shopping cart increases your bottom line because, in addition to the product a visitor has searched out, it can show your customer a list of other options others have already purchased alongside it.
At My Studio Space, we can convert your shopping cart to a membership site that allows you to create pay-to-view subscription sites. This means that you can protect single blog posts and pages and only allow paid members to access those goods or services.
Research has shown that the fewer pages your customers browse to complete a transaction, the more sales you will make, and so our online professionals create a streamlined, quick and simple check out that your customers use and enjoy. The good news is that our recommended shopping cart software integrates easily with Google Checkout, PayPal, Authorize.net, Payment Express and many other trusted payment processors.
Another perk is that we can integrate your online shopping cart seamlessly with the Word Press Update System so that when you upload a new product the entire world knows about it!
So what is a merchant account?
One of the most frequently asked e-commerce questions is, “What is a merchant account, and why do I need one?”
A merchant account is a business bank account for brick and mortar businesses that allows credit card payments or debits from consumer bank accounts. Merchant accounts are provided by acquiring banks, and financial institutions that verify the availability of funds, authorize transactions, and obtain and deposit funds from the customer’s bank into your merchant account.
Most e-commerce merchants do not have the technical resources, money or expertise to build a direct connection to the payment processing networks. The good news is that online payment gateways, like Authorize.Net, provide merchants with the infrastructure and security required to connect their e-commerce websites to the payment processing networks.
Secure Socket Layer SSL Certificates
Today’s online shoppers are savvy about e-commerce online security. Before completing a transaction or sharing personal information, online visitors need to know that your website can be trusted.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates provide a visual indicator that your website is legitimate and secure. When choosing an SSL Certificate, our online professionals consider the brand recognition, turn-around time, and investment cost that will be right for your business.
The My Studio Space E-Commerce online professionals use and recommend GEO Trust. GeoTrust’s world-class SSL Certificates offer brand recognition and fast delivery at an affordable price. You can start building consumer confidence and online profit by adding and SSL Certificate to your website today.
As we mentioned previously, Authorize.Net is a highly regarded payment gateway for credit card processing for e-commerce web design.
Authorize.net is committed to providing its merchant customers with the highest level of transaction processing security, safeguarding customer information and combating fraud. Authorize.net also implements and maintains compliance with industry leading security initiatives such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. More than 232,000 merchants trust Authorize.Net to process their Internet transactions securely.
As an Authorize.net provider My Studio Space does not mark-up Authorize.net prices. We provide Authorize.net solely as a convenience to our customers because we want to ensure that our customers use the most secure and flexible gateway available.
- One-Time Set up Fee: $99
- Monthly Gateway Fee: $17.95
- Per-Transaction Fee: $0.10
- Estimated Merchant Account Fees (In addition to the Authorize.Net® Payment Gateway Fees):
- Monthly Statement Fee: $9.95
- Transaction Fee: $0.25
- VISA/MasterCard Qualified Discount Rate: 2.19%
- Monthly Processing Minimum Fee: $25.00