Tag Archives: shopping cart

Ecommerce Guides: What You need to Open a Web Shop

Ecommerce Primer Part 1: What You Need to Set Up Shop Online
Regardless of how big or how small a retail Web site is, all e-commerce sites have the same basic fundamental building blocks that enable them to work. From choosing a domain name to accepting and processing credit card payments online, Web retailers have a lot of work to do before they can hang their open-for-business sign.

Topics Covered: Domain Name, Web Host,  Site Design, Merchant Account, Payment Gateway, Shopping Cart, Site Security

Ecommerce Primer Part 2: Enhance Your Web Shop
Once you have the e-commerce site basics covered and your Web site launched, it’s time to look at adding optional elements, like e-mail marketing and Web analytics, to your online retail site.

Topics Covered: Web Site Analytics, SEO: Search Engine Optimization, E-mail Marketing, Product Reviews, Live Chat/Support

Why You Need an EBay Compatible Shopping Cart

If you sell on your own site in addition to eBay, eBay-compatible carts let you track and manage your orders from one location, regardless of where the sale takes place.

When you sell products on your own Web site, in addition to listing on eBay, you have something important to consider: shopping carts and how to integrate customer data from eBay sales with data from your non-eBay storefront or Web shop. 

One easy and cost-effective way to handle this problem is to use a secure, eBay Compatible shopping cart. EBay-compatible carts will track and manage all your orders, no matter which site generates the sale. 

EBay-compatible carts can be used as a stand-alone cart on your own site, but with eBay integration, you can direct eBay customers to use it instead of eBay’s own checkout simply by providing the checkout buttons in e-mails to eBay customers after they make a purchase.

Here are three eBay compatible shopping carts you can consider, each with its own options, features and pricing.

Seller Tools: EBay Compatible Shopping Carts
By Vangie Beal, September 16, 2009