By Vincent Murphy
You may be wondering what a shopping cart script is, could it
be a script for a movie about shopping carts – not likely.
Scripts track what a consumer chooses to buy from your online
store. The scripts will track their choices all the way
to the checkout process. Often online consumers think that the
shopping cart is a neat little icon that holds all their
purchases until they are ready to checkout – just as they do
a real store but this is not the case. The shopping cart icon
used as the first part of the financial transaction. Then a
gateway will send the information to the area where the
customer will pay for the items that they have chosen. This
process is completed through a secure connection.
The payment gateway will then send the requests, which have
been processed thus far along with various other transfers
throughout the financial networks as necessary. This includes
the Internet merchant account that your bank has with the
online store. When this is completed, the gateway will then
send confirmation or denial to the shopping cart software. How
do you know which shopping cart package is appropriate for
business? There are literally hundreds of packages to choose
from, searching through them all can be time consuming as well
as confusing, and then it may become more difficult to
determine what is best for your online business.
Free or Premium Shopping Carts:
Before you begin to look at what is available make sure you
have a clear idea of what it is you want the shopping cart to
accomplish. Look at your online business and the products you
are offering. If you are just beginning, you may not need all
the fancy extras that come with a high-end shopping cart
package. If that is the stage you are at in your business, you
may want to consider a lower end package. However, remember,
nothing is ever truly free is it? Always read the fine print
and acknowledgments before you decide on anything.
Free e-Commerce Solutions:
Paypal is a great e-commerce solution. The services that
offer have become quite popular among the Internet businesses.
Paypal integrates the necessary shopping cart functions with
the payment gateways and includes the merchant account. This
very convenient. The drawback is that your consumers are
required to use Paypal and become Paypal account holders, this
is not difficult because when they purchase your product they
will automatically be taken to a page that will have them set
up their Paypal account. The only cost to you is a small
percentage that is taken out of each transaction and you pay
monthly fees for this service.
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