E-Commerce FAQ

  1. Should I open an ONLINE store?
  2. What software do I need?
  3. Do I need to know html to build my store?
  4. Will my store be registered with search engines?
  5. Will transactions on my store be secure?
  6. How long will it take before my store is online?
1.
Should I open an ONLINE store?
As more people worldwide gain access to Internet, ecommerce and online shopping will become second nature to consumers and businesses alike. It is important to understand that driving traffic and buyers to your site will not immediately happen. You will need to engage in a variety of marketing methods to build traffic to your store, and marketing methods that will build relationships of integrity and trust to your visitors. Customers usually need to visit your store multiple times, before they make their first purchase.
2.
What software do I need?
If you are using one of our partners for your e-commerce solution, then all you need is an internet connection and a web browser (Internet Explorer). There is no software that you need to purchase.
3.
Do I need to know html to build my store?

No you don't. The bundled shopping carts are also store building tools. You don't need to know any HTML or programming. However, if you do have a background in html programming, then there is no limit to the amount of customization you can do with your store.

4.
Will my store be registered with Search Engines?
Your responsible for marketing and registering your online store. Although many ecommerce solutions do offer you the ability to include meta keywords and descriptions for each product you add to your store, you will need to submit them to search engines yourself.
5.
Will transactions on my store be secure?

All transactions on your online store will be encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Any shopper using a browser supporting the SSL protocol can shop with confidence, knowing that their credit card information is being sent safely and securely over the Internet. Almost all browsers nowadays support SSL.

6.
How long will it take for my store to go online?

Once you place your order online with a credit card, you can start building your store immediately. Once you start building your store, it doesn't take long. Stores with just a few products can be set up in less than an hour. For most stores, however, it takes from a few hours to several days. One day is about average for our customers.