the other end of the spectrum your site uses a shopping cart and people
select items, figure out shipping costs and have their credit card
processed through your site (or backend processing sites that your
site links to) and you'll never (in most cases) even speak to the customer.
is willing to work with clients and suggest e-commerce arrangements
that best suit your needs, whether it's large or small. Many
developers are "one size fits all," and when e-commerce,
in it's full blown form, can cost tens of thousands of dollars it's
always the first, or best, step for your business.
E-Commerce is an often misunderstood term
so it's appropriate to discuss the many forms of it. At one
end of the spectrum you can show products on your site and visitors
see an item and send you an email saying I want that "widget" and
all the details are worked out and you're paid via invoicing or credit
card over the phone or in some offline manner.
Paypal E-Commerce Example
Here you'll see an
example of Bizhand.Com using Paypal to allow a customer to sell products
payments over their web site. Paypal was requested
by this client as many of their visitors were familar with it because
similar items are sold on Ebay using Paypal. In most cases
Bizhand.Com would not suggest a PayPal solution but it was a good
fit for this particular client.
working with our clients and understanding their needs and the
expectations of their site visitors is the key to providing great
on a Secure Server
Bizhand.Com hosting also allows for more robust E-commerce
solutions using a combination of a secure server that allows
taking credit card information via your site and a transmission
system and acknowledgement system that provides a secure solution
to ordering from the secure site. This solution is less
than a full blown shopping cart system and more professional
than a paypal solution. More information on this is on
our site under "Hosting."