What is "Ecommerce"?
Ecommerce is the term used to describe the selling of product items over the Internet.
Ecommerce businesses offer online stores where customers can browse thousands of products, place an order, select the desired shipping method and pay for their purchases using their credit cards online.
What do I need to set up an ecommerce Web site??
What you need depends upon a number of factors, such as how you want to handle transactions and what types of security you want to provide.
If your requirements are just to accept credit cards manually online, all
that's needed is a website that lists your products and provides a secure server
to accept credit cards for manual credit card processing
try our FREE ASP store is for you.
If you just want to list your products all that's needed is a website that offers an order form and contact address so customers can send payment to
you try our web hosting plans.
However, if you want a full-featured online store that can process credit card transactions in “real time” in a secure environment you will need "Ecommerce
Templates" a well designed feature enhanced ecommerce website that can be up and running in no time. Already to accept immediate online transactions through payment gateways such as; Authorize.net, Verisign, MiraPay, Paypal etc..
How much does it cost to set up an online store?
Ecommerce hosting can cost anywhere from $15.95 per month or up, depending upon the number of products you want to sell, the traffic you anticipate and the features and functionalities you want to provide to your customers.
There are other costs associated with an online store, too. For example, you will need a shopping cart, we recommend "Ecommerce Templates" they are simply the easiest & best and, if you want to be able to accept credit cards and process those transactions online, you will need a merchant account and a payment gateway service. Typically, there are initial setup fees as well as on-going costs for these services that will be in addition to your hosting costs.
I already have a Web site. Can I integrate an online store into it?
Yes. Final Host makes it easy for you to add ecommerce to your site. You can order a plan that includes ecommerce or, if you are already a Final Host customer, you can add ecommerce directly from "Members Control Panel". The exact steps you must take vary depending upon your current hosting plan. For example, if you are currently on the Introductory / Starter Plans, upgrading to a plan that supports ecommerce. For more information, contact Hostway support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have built your online store, you can easily integrate it into your existing site by either providing a link to your new store front or incorporating your products into your existing site’s pages.
How can I assure my customers that their transactions are secure?
The best way to alleviate your customers’ concerns is to secure your site using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). When a site is secured with SSL—the standard form of encryption currently used on the Web—visitors will see a special symbol in their browser window that indicates the site is secure. Visitors can also tell that a page is secured by looking at the URL. A secure page’s URL begins with the letters “HTTPS” instead of the standard “HTTP.”
Final Host offers an SSL for most web hosting
plans & is located at: s-e-c-u-r-e.com.
Can I transfer my store over to Final Host?
Yes, you can transfer your existing store to Final Host . First be sure
that we support your stores requirements which in this case our hosting
company's platform supports Windows. When in doubt it is always best to email
us to confirm your requirements.