All E-commerce Articles
ASP vs. PHP
Although PHP e-commerce solutions are available, ASP is traditionally a stronger language in the e-commerce world
Putting a Price Tag on a Full
Selling products online has never been easier! With the technology available, the hardest part is deciding which to use.
E-commerce hosting for small businesses
For new sites, try starting at the minimal bandwidth cost and change your monthly bandwidth rate only if necessary.
Shipping products to non-billing addresses - Too risky?
A consideration you must face in setting up your ecommerce store is your shipping policy. Will you ship products to an address other than the credit card billing address?
Online forms and why your e-commerce store needs them
The wonderful HTML form. Every site should have at least one online form as a means of feedback. A simple mailto: link just is not enough.
Sales tax, structure, & trademarks
There are three important considerations to make that are sometimes overlooked when starting an online store: sales tax, your company's structure and trademarks.
Shipping: US Postal vs. UPS
Shipping calculation is often a road block for small e-commerce businesses. Many issues come into play when calculating shipping costs
All Merchant Account Articles
Ways to accept credit cards
Do you accept credit cards? This is a common question for online store owners. If you don't accept credit cards, it's highly possible a potential customer just clicked to a competitor's shop.
What is a merchant account?
There are many different classes of merchant accounts, each depending on what type of business you run and your credit card acceptance needs.
Choosing a merchant account provider
Merchant account providers are not created equal; there are many different types so it is necessary to identify your needs to find the most suitable for your business.
Merchant Accounts: What you need to ask
When selecting a merchant account provider, consider the following questions.
Merchant account terminology
A sort of mini-glossary to help you keep things straight.
Credit Card Processing 101
Learn the basics such as how you can set up your online shopping cart with credit card processing capabilities.
Real time credit card transactions
What does it mean to accept real time credit card transactions? What advantages does this merchant account feature offer?
Payment processing basics
To complete an online transaction, merchants have to connect with a network of banks (both issuing and acquiring), credit card processors,
Payment Methods :
Which e-commerce payment methods do you offer?
In the world of e-commerce, you have many options for accepting payment from your customers. Which is the best? Let's compare some popular payment types.