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eCommerce

A successful E-Commerce website requires a lot of thought and planning. Before getting too caught up in the process of building an eCommerce website, we recommend you conduct some important preliminary research to determine the viability of an online selling model for your business:

  1. Is there a market for your business online? Although there is a successful E-Commerce store for just about every type of business these days, there are certain types of products or services that are particularly conducive to online selling.

  2. Are you price competitive? Although price isn't everything, many online buyers are adopting the attitude of "shop there buy here". They will review the different products or services through the traditional methods, but select their ultimate vendor online in an effort to find the most price competitive deal.

  3. Do you have the resources and internal processes necessary to facilitate a successful online venture? Happy Customers equal repeat Customers and referrals. When it comes to Customer service and logistics, you need to ensure the Customer has a memorable experience. This means reliable distribution and professional Customer support.

  4. Are you seriously committed to establishing a successful online store? Over 95% of online stores fail. Of the remaining 5%, very few make the transition from a fledgling shop to a thriving operation. Unfortunately many business operators are under the illusion that an eCommerce website offers a cheap and easy avenue for flogging off products while eliminating overheads - nothing could be further from the truth. If your E-Commerce strategy is not diligently planned and executed, it is unlikely to succeed.

With all that said, an E-Commerce website may be a lucrative and scalable opportunity for your business. Over the past 7 years we have been involved in producing E-Commerce website that have resulted in exponential growth for some of our Customers. In certain instances, the website has developed into our client's most valuable asset. Because we have such conviction in our processes and methodologies, we are currently involved in a number of separate joint ventures with some our most promising cstomers.

Some of the features included:

  • General Functionality
    • Compatible with all PHP 4 versions and upwards
    • All features enabled by default for a complete out-of-the-box solution
    • Object oriented backend (MS3)
    • Completely multilingual with English, German, and Spanish provided by default
  • Administration / Backend Functionality
    • Supports unlimited products and categories
      • Products-to-categories structure
      • Categories-to-categories structure
    • Add/Edit/Remove categories, products, manufacturers, customers, and reviews
    • Support for physical (shippable) and virtual (downloadable) products
    • Administration area secured with a username and password defined during installation (MS3)
    • Contact customers directly via email or newsletters
    • Easily backup and restore the database
    • Print invoices and packaging lists from the order screen
    • Statistics for products and customers
    • Multilingual support
    • Multicurrency support
      • Automatically update currency exchange rates
    • Select what to display, and in what order, in the product listing page
    • Support for static and dynamic banners with full statistics
  • Customer / Frontend Functionality
    • All orders stored in the database for fast and efficient retrieval
    • Customers can view their order history and order statuses
    • Customers can maintain their accounts
      • Addressbook for multiple shipping and billing addresses
    • Temporary shopping cart for guests and permanent shopping cart for customers
    • Fast and friendly quick search and advanced search features
    • Product reviews for an interactive shopping experience
    • Forseen checkout procedure
    • Secure transactions with SSL
    • Number of products in each category can be shown or hidden
    • Global and per-category bestseller lists
    • Display what other customers have ordered with the current product shown
    • Breadcrumb trail for easy site navigation
  • Product Functionality
    • Dynamic product attributes relationship
    • HTML based product descriptions
    • Automated display of specials
    • Control if out of stock products can still be shown and are available for purchase
    • Customers can subscribe to products to receive related emails/newsletters
  • Payment Functionality
    • Accept numerous offline payment processing (cheque, money orders, offline credit care processing, ..)
    • Accept numerous online payment processing (2CheckOut, PayPal, Authorize.net, iPayment, ..)
    • Disable certain payment services based on a zone basis
  • Shipping Functionality
    • Weight, price, and destination based shipping modules
    • Real-time quotes available (UPS, USPS, FedEx, ..)
    • Free shipping based on amount and destination
    • Disable certain shipping services based on a zone basis
  • Tax Functionality
    • Flexible tax implementation on a state and country basis
    • Set different tax rates for different products
    • Charge tax on shipping on a per shipping service basis