E-commerce web sites

I take two approaches to affordable e-commerce websites for start-up and small businesses wishing to trade online. The most basic approach is to insert PayPal ‘Buy Now’ buttons which along with the PayPal Shopping Cart enables you to sell any number of items on your website. The second is to utilise the power of a third-party hosted e-commerce system such as Cubecart.

PayPal Shopping Carts

This is the easiest and least expensive system to set up. PayPal itself is free – you only pay a small charge per transaction.

Cubecart

Cubecart can deliver affordable e-commerce solutions for you. Cubecart is an easy to use hosted e-commerce shopping cart software solution that comes with everything you need to sell on the internet. It has a full-backend system of stock control, invoice issues and a wide range of payment gateways.

My role is to design the ‘look and feel’ of your website to make it unique and then to integrate it into the EKM Powershop system.

What do I get with the Cubecart solution?

Your online E-commerce shop will include:

  • Stock control management
  • Discount coupons and voucher codes
  • Easy to use fully integrated shopping cart
  • Unlimited amount of products and categories
  • Support for all major payment gateways
  • Show unlimited photos and descriptions of your products
  • Featured items, e.g. “customers who bought this also bought these”
  • Search facility to help customers find items quickly within the website
  • Fast and safe secure payment integration to accept all major credit / debit cards
  • Advanced Content Management System with the ability to update images, products, prices, categories & more
  • Choice of payment gateways eg: Paypal Web Payments standard, Sagepay, WorldPay, Google Checkout, HSBC, NoChex, Barclaycard, Plus many others.

Other features include:

  • Multi currency support and shipping
  • View all your customers and order online
  • Add personal messages to orders in checkout
  • Customisable VAT and product delivery charges
  • Automated email notifications when purchase is made
  • Option to checkout without creating account if desired
  • View various online reports
  • Secure customer account history (what was bought, when, how much, etc)
  • Product reviews allowing users to leave feedback on individual products
  • Ability for users to Zoom into product images for detailed viewing
  • Add personal messages to orders in checkout
  • Newsletters

Please contact me for more information.