Effective ecommerce web development empowers your business.
Ecommerce is considered to be a core feature of a business website.
What is ecommerce?Electronic commerce, commonly known as ecommerce or e-commerce, involves the buying and selling of products or services online via an ecommerce website. The amount of revenue produced by online shopping has grown tremendously with widespread Internet usage.
What is ecommerce used for?Ecommerce web development is the process of creating ecommerce websites, ecommerce software and facilitating the backend integration of product databases. By taking advantage of ecommerce web development, any business is able to make their products and services available to be purchased online.
Which ecommerce solution?There are many ecommerce web development options. From simple PayPal shopping carts to full featured ecommerce websites, with an elaborate administration section, where you can specify many different settings.
Ecommerce web development includes:
- Complete ecommerce websites
- Shopping cart software components
- Shipping and order tracking components
- Customer relationship management
- API Integration
- Product and inventory management
Our ecommerce web development provides a solid online shopping cart / Web Store implementation that is easy to extend and customize for your particular business needs.
What are ecommerce features?
The core features of a complete ecommerce websites include:
Order Processing and Integrated Payment Gateway / Credit Card support
Order processing can be accomplished right online using a set of easy to use credit card validation classes, which enable the integration of a variety of payment processors, including: Authorize.NET, Verisign PayFlow Pro, PayPal and Stripe. Or you can process credit cards off-line from the order manager application. If you already have a merchant account with one of these gateways, you can be processing orders the same day. If not, PayPal integration can have you up and running in the same day even with registration. We provide instructions and contact points for all providers supported so the process is quick and easy.
Straight forward Shopping Cart Implementation
The Web Store provides a straight forward implementation of a shopping cart, which flows through a catalog of items displayed in a variety of ways. Views of the Items are fully customizable with several different default views and are extensible via ASP.Net templates. The shopping cart provides quick flow through and easy operation for end users.
Easy customization of your shopping cart layout
The store uses themes and master page based layout that makes it easy to customize the look and feel of your store. Individual pages are also easily modified and customized to make the store look like your own. Most of the display attributes of the store are driven through Style Sheets, so customization or theming of the store (fonts, colors etc.) is accomplished by simply changing the attributes of the various styles.
User Profile Management
The web store provides user profile management for tracking shoppers through the store and the ability for visitors to reconnect to their profiles either automatically via cookies or via logging on to their profile.
Full Administration Interface
The backend of the ecommerce application provides a rich administration interface for the Web Store. You can view invoices and process them, if you don't do so automatically, send confirmation or decline notices via email and more. You can also manage inventory by adding and deleting items and complete configuration of each item, including item image management through the Web interface. In addition you can manage item categories, set general configuration settings for the application, review the error and request logs, and view application statistics online.
Inventory is automatically reduced after a purchase (and added after a return, if enabled) and products become unavailable for purchase when inventory falls to zero. You can set low inventory levels and will be reminded to order more products when stock falls below this level. Inventory items can be set up to track inventory counts. Items can be either physical or virtual for those selling electronically distributable items. Inventory can be managed online or offline using the offline order manager application, which can upload inventory of individual items or the entire inventory file.
Sub Item Support
The store supports several mechanisms to manage and present sub items (such as a T-Shirt with multiple sizes and/or colors). Sub items are entered as full SKUs that are tied to a master SKU that is used for display and selection of sub-items.
Related items enables you to add links to other items that would be of interest to your customers. If related items have been added they are displayed in a sidebar as part of the Inventory item display for the customer.
Web Service Interface
You can access orders and inventory from the online store via a Web Service, so you can read and write data to and from the online store with any application that is Web Service capable. The Web Services interface enables the easy integration with third party shipping providers, like UPS, FedEx and the USPS.
Search Engine Optimized Product Pages
Ecommerce optimized pages, including custom page titles, meta tags, and custom image alt tags for individual products, web pages, categories, as well as brands and featured items.
Flexible Product Image Display
Images provide an important for visual impact for items that you sell. You will be able to easily upload your product images and display them in your store. Thumbnail versions of your photos will be automatically created for you. Visitors can click a photo to see the larger version, which you can display in a pop-up window or in a lightbox-style window.
Promote Your Ecommerce Website with Coupons & Gift Certificates
Easily create trackable coupons which give customers a dollar or percentage discount on their order. Coupons can be set to expire after a certain date or number of uses, and you can run reports to see coupon usage.
Your entire ecommerce website and all of its components will be created for you. A complete ecommerce website with a user friendly interface, browsing, shopping and purchasing takes just a few clicks.
Are you ready? contact us to get started or to learn more.