Online Stores – Shopping Carts
What’s needed to make one work for your Bay Area company?
Most companies will only tell you about step one below and then spring the rest on you later. Basically, there are four aspects to launching a store and we like to make sure you are aware of them all:
- Cart software- We like to use OS Commerce, Zen Cart or WordPress, but have used other Aps too- These are full CMS systems, allowing your staff to manage inventory, specials etc. Cost of these shopping carts are under $500 or FREE. Cost of installing and customizing layout to brand/match rest of website varies, depending on your needs, but averages about $1,500.
- Cart setup and product loading- This means setting up shipping, taxes and loading inventory: Can be all or part done by your staff or we can do it for you. Price varies depending on tax/shipping complexity and amount of inventory and product preparations (photos ready, etc), etc.
- An online Merchant Account and Gateway. We like to use MSNI in Burlingame, CA. We’ve been using their products for about 6 years now and have never had a bad client feed back yet, and we are very happy with them as well.
- An SSL certification and installation. We do sell SSL Certs. The cost is not expensive and protects your clients credit card information. But the setup is involved and a little complex. We take care of it all for you.
Lastly, there is cart hosting and the store application security updates that have to be maintained. We can take care of all this for you as well.
Learn more about our online merchant account solutions and programs by calling us at 510-276-9902 or toll FREE at 1-866-797-KOKO, or contact us via our online contact form to the right >