Standard eCommerce features
- List unlimited products
- Unlimited photos of each product
- Unlimited product categories
- Accept payments through PayPal
- Accept other payment methods (optional)
- Flat rate postage calculation
- Australia Post postage calculation (optional)
What is eCommerce?
Electronic commerce, eCommerce or e-commerce is the name most often given to the process of making monetary transactions online. The key difference between an eCommerce solution and a regular content management system (CMS) is the shopping cart. Products can be added and updated as necessary using various attributes and options that customers can add to their shopping cart and ultimately purchase through a payment gateway. The aim being that customers can purchase your products from any location and have it delivered to their door after paying for it using their preferred payment method, be it credit card, bank deposit, cash on delivery, PayPal or another method.
What are all these things?
Shopping Cart / Shopping Basket
The shopping cart, or shopping basket as seen on many online stores is a metaphor for a physical shopping trolley as you might use in your local supermarket. When a customer decides they want to buy a product, they can add it to the virtual shopping cart before finally taking it to the checkout when they are ready to order.
A payment gateway handles the transfer of money from your customer to you entirely online. A credit card gateway allows you to accept credit card payments directly through your website. PayPal is a popular online payment gateway that allows you to receive payments online via both credit card and bank account.
What are the options?
What do you want to do?
There are many eCommerce systems available, some are dedicated specifically to this purpose, such as ZenCart, OsCommerce and Magento, others such as Ubercart and WP e-commerce provide an add-on solution to other content management systems. For example, Drupal can be upgraded to handle eCommerce using Ubercart. So which one will help you get your business online and help you to start selling your products easily?
In order to determine the best solution for you, we recommend having a chat with us about your needs and budget so that we can provide you with an option catered specifically to your requirements.
If you are already running a Drupal website with us and want to upgrade your website to handle eCommerce or if you know what you are after, you can order online now. Alternatively, contact us today for more information about eCommerce solutions and how they can suit you.