QuickBizSites - Ecommerce 101
Creating your product catalog is the first step in setting up your store. Your product catalog consists of all of the products you sell on your site, which includes product descriptions, prices and more.
All the products in your product catalog are indexed for your product search. Customers visit your website and browse your products. When they are ready to purchase a product, they just need to either click the add to shopping cart button or the buy now button to start the checkout process.
Secure Shopping cart
Your secure shopping cart gives visitors to your website the ability to purchase products from your store. Customers add products to their shopping carts and then purchase the products by clicking the secure checkout button. The shopping cart walks the customer through the purchase process.
After an order has been created, you will receive an email notification that an order has been submitted. You can then login to your website and manage your orders. With the order manager you can set the order status, complete the order, cancel the order, print the order details and more.
You will need a merchant account in order to collect credit cards. A merchant account is a special bank account that allows you to receive credit card payments.
Your payment gateway is used to submit credit card information for realtime processing. When customers enter their credit card information, the information is securely submitted to your gateway. The gateway will start the credit card transaction process and will either accept the payment or decline the credit card if it cannot be charged.
Advanced ecommerce features
Included with QuickBizSites is a complete set of advanced ecommerce features. To enable these advanced features, you simply need to go to the store area and click the feature link.
- Inventory control
- Downloadable products
- Upsell and related products
- Customized checkout form
- Coupon manager
- Gift certificates
- Shopping rewards
- E-commerce tracking
- Product reviews and comments