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How to Get Free Shopping Carts for Ecommerce Sites

Aug 18, 2008
There is nothing like the feeling of running your own business. You are in control and you can relate directly to your customers. This is made even simpler with ecommerce websites. Now all you have to do is make sure that the customers are happy and coming back for more.

If you sell a product or a service, you will want to have shopping cart capabilities on your website. This will help customers buy more than one product at a time, and it can also help customers figure out shipping and handling costs before they choose to buy. The more options you give your customers, the better chance that they will stay your customers and coming back for more.

So, if you are selling merchandise on an ecommerce website, you will want to consider using a shopping cart like osCommerce Shopping Cart, CubeCart, Zen Cart or Agora Shopping Cart. Falcoda Internet has these shopping carts available for auto installations with the Ecommerce Hosting Plan.

Next you will need to choose a payment processing service tool such as PayPal or WorldPay. This is a payment processing service that you can set up in order to offer your customers and easier way to buy from your website. The PayPal account is free to set up, and you are only charged a small percentage for every transactions. And since you only have to pay when you make a transaction, there are no monthly fees to handle. This is the most cost effective way to please your customers. The WorldPay option, although has a setup fee and ongoing monthly charge has a number of benefits, mainly that if you already have your own merchant number for credit and debit card payment, WorldPay will allow you to use this along with their service to process payments online.

With this type of merchant account, you can now have 'But It Now' buttons anywhere you choose on your website, or you can set up an entire webpage dedicating to the purchasing of your products. Both PayPal and WorldPay offer help and advice of how to add the 'Buy it Now' style buttons or carts to your website. It is up to you, and your site design with determine what route you want to go with that.

Make sure that you are giving your customers what they need. Just like people in a real store, they probably want to buy more than they can carry at one time, so give them a shopping cart to make life a little easier.
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S Johnson writes on a number of topics including web hosting, domain name registration, e-commerce, SEO and SEM, Email & Spam for Ecommerce Web Hosting UK Company - Falcoda Internet
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