Please call us to discuss ecommerce. We are happy to provide a no obligation evaluation of the needs you have in ecommerce and whether we are the right company to fit your ecommerce goals. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to e-commerce! We specialize in small businesses, start-ups, and individuals who need help finding an affordable way to sell online.


THE OPTIONS ARE ASTOUNDING


In recent years, e-commerce has evolved into a much more secure and complicated process. In response, many new sites have emerged to help small businesses and individuals find a niche online for selling their goods and services. There are endless ways to incorporate your site into a marketplace, including Ebay, Etsy, Paypal, Amazon, Yahoo Shopping, and many more! We can offer suggestions for which site(s) would most fit your products, and either perform or guide you through the implementation, customization, and/or configuration of a pre-secured solution (such as Paypal, Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, etc...), and we can teach you to manage the systems as independently as you desire. If you are a small business, sometimes it makes much more sense to utilize Paypal or a marketplace that provides more exposure and lifts the burden of PCI-DSS requirements (see below) from your shoulders. If you are unsure of your company's needs, please contact us! We can help you define the ecommerce solutions you need.

 

CUSTOM CARTS AND PCI DSS

There are many ecommerce regulations for security that are now in effect if you maintain a custom shopping cart. Most people do not know about these requirements until they have already chosen an ecommerce solution. Even small businesses are expected to adhere to these stringent requirements. Failure to comply can cause you to lose your merchant account, and/or accrue high penalty fees. A trend is developing which pushes small businesses toward pre-configured solutions since customization requires increasing resources that are impractical for small businesses to invest. We highly recommend utilizing a simplified solution if you can, and even more importantly, that you seek out a company that is well-versed with PCI DSS requirements if you do need to implement a customized cart with your own merchant account. Many companies are PCI DSS certified, and they specialize in dealing with custom ecommerce solutions and associated security concerns. You can find providers on the database of the PCI-DSS certification site to see who is in good standing.

If you are unsure of your web needs, please call and we can discuss your goals. We will help you pinpoint the most headache-free solution for your business. If you need someone with security expertise, we will let you know honestly and up front whether we are the right fit for the skills you require.

 

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