Shopping Cart Systems
Online Payment Processing
When set up properly, an e-commerce website can provide easy-to-manage, ongoing income for your growing business. Our e-commerce solutions are custom-designed for profit and manageability with your specific needs in mind.
In order to build a sales site that earns customer confidence and fits within legal guidelines, there are a few major components that need to be accounted for. Every e-commerce site needs an online catalog and a shopping cart system to keep track of customer orders and item numbers/descriptions. Your site will also need a merchant account and some form of online payment processing if you wish to take credit card transactions over the net. Also, you will need a security certificate to ensure that each transaction is protected from would-be hackers. Each of the above components has several options with their own prices, features and drawbacks. Let Pyramid design an e-commerce plan that suits your business best.
Pricing estimates for your e-commerce site are based on the scope of your project and will vary from site to site. Factors which affect your estimate range from the number of items to be sold from your site, your anticipated transaction volume and payment processing options. As always, Pyramid Web Design offers a free consultation to discuss any online project.
The 3 Building Blocks of E-Commerce
Display & Merchandise – Pyramid provides Miva Merchant shopping cart software, which allows you to showcase thousands of products in a professional online catalog. Miva Merchant helps you fashion a completely functional online storefront. Create product catalogs, update inventories, process and ship orders with this comprehensive tool.
Online Payment Processing – To accept credit cards online you will also need a merchant account. This allows customers to buy directly from your site, and allows merchants to easily authorize, process and manage online transactions. If you aren’t ready to get your own merchant account, you do have other options. Some customers prefer to use PayPal as their credit card processor; and all of Pyramid’s e-commerce hosting plans support the use of this third-party tool.
After we set up an Internet merchant account for you, payment processing will be handled through VeriSign’s Payflow Pro. This service allows your site to support multiple payment instruments including credit cards, purchase cards, debit cards, electronic checks and ACH payments (bank-to-bank transfers).
Provide a Secure Shopping Environment – To give your customers peace of mind that their payment information is secure and to be recognized as a legitimate online business, you will want to install an SSL certificate on your Web site. All our e-commerce plans allow you to integrate SSL encryption onto your Web site.
The VeriSign Secure Site Service protects data from hackers during transmission, so your customers can enter credit card or personal information with confidence. Displaying the VeriSign Secure Site Seal tells visitors your site has been screened for authenticity, your identity has been confirmed, and you are a trusted online merchant.