E-Commerce Websites - Online Stores
E-Commerce
Our E-commerce solutions will enable you to get your online store up and running only in a few days. Your business starts selling online immediately and you will be able to manage it by yourself easily.
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Starter price for an E-commerce store with domain name and UNLIMITED number of categories is 850.
We don't use any of the 'out the box' solutions that are used by some other design companies. We offer a custom solution, which means that the site can be designed to meet your requirements and our shopping cart software can be integrated into your own unique looking website.
Listed below are some of the main features of our E-commerce Solution:
Add, edit, delete products and categories

Update your products in minutes

Upload product images from your computer

Seamless integration with your website design

Powerful search facility

Worldwide shipping and tax options

Email confirmation of orders

Payment gateway integration

Unlimited number of products and categories
How do you collect payments?

Credit card processing related questions (how payments are made by clients on-line using credit cards) are some of the most common questions we deal with. There are different solutions depending on your needs. It can be manual or automatic using some of the well established on-line merchants e.g. Protx, Secpay, Paypal, Streamline etc. if you would like a detailed explanation with all the possible choices, please click below...

Payment Method Options - Read them carefully

Option 1: Offline Credit Card Payment - Manual
Your customer will enter card details on your site. It will be sent to you in two parts. One part of the card number will go to your mailbox, the other part will be stored at the administrator side of your website. You can use your shop card machine to process the payment manually.

Requirements: Card processing matching on site

Advantages: Zero cost

Disadvantages: Although its 99.9% safe your customers will not see a padlock icon during the process and they may feel that the site is not fully secure.

Pricing:
Bank: free
Green Forest Design: free
Total Cost: Free
Option 2: Offline Credit Card Payment with SSL Certificate - Manual
Your customer will enter card details on your site. It will be sent to you in two parts. One part of the card number will go to your mailbox, the other part will be stored at the administrator side of your website. Customer's details are encrypted and they will see a padlock icon on the website showing that they are in secure zone. You will use your shop card machine to process the payment manually.

Requirements: Fix IP Address, SSL Certificate

Advantages: Demonstrates provision of security facilities for your customers.

Disadvantages: Extra Costs

Pricing:
Bank: free
Green Forest Design: 10.00 SSL + Fix IP extra/month; Setup Fee: 60/site
Total Cost: 10 Monthly / 60 Setup
Option 3: Paypal - Automatic
Paypal is one of the most well-known and popular payment processor services available. Anyone can open a Paypal account and would be permitted to pay and receive money via their system. Paypal also now allows your customers to pay with their credit card directly. (ie. they do not need to have a Paypal account)

Requirements: Merchant Paypal Account

Advantages: Secure SSL, Low Setup Cost

Disadvantages: Many People do not like it; High transaction fee

Pricing:
Paypal: 0.20/transaction + 2.9% of transaction amount
Green Forest Design: free; Setup Fee: 60/site
Total Cost: 60 Setup
Option 4: Protx/SecPay Secure Payments - Automatic
Protx/Secpay payment module enables you to use Protx/Secpay Forms. Includes 3D Secure and AVS checking option, automatic order updating. After your customer has selected the products and specified shipping details they will be transferred to a secure Protx/Secpay server and complete the payment process there. These pages can carry your branding but it will be clear that they are on the Protx/Secpay site. After completing the payment process the customer can be linked back to your site.

Requirements: Merchant Account at your bank, Protx/Secpay Account

Advantages: Secure Payment, Low cost (You do not need to set up SSL Certificate for your site.), Protx/Secpay has a strong reputation so when customers arrive at the payment pages they will feel secure.

Disadvantages: Slightly less professional appearance than processing the payment on your own site.

Pricing:
Bank: Please ask your bank about any charges to open a Merchant Account.
Protx: 10 Monthly fee - NO extra transaction fee;
Secpay: 10 Monthly fee + 10p Transaction fee
Green Forest Design Setup fee: 100/site
Total Cost: 10 Monthly / 100 Setup
Option 5: Protx Direct/3D Secure Payments - Automatic
VSP Direct is designed to enable you to take card details on your own secure server and pass them across to Protx for authorisation. This would be a secure a server-to-server session that does not involve redirecting the customer visually to the Protx pages. This enables you to white-label the payment process. Your customer never leaves your site and they do not necessarily know that Protx is authorising the transaction on your behalf. However, in practice many merchants choose to tell their customers this in case they have concerns about credit card security.

Requirements: Merchant Account at your bank; Protx Account; Fix IP Address; SSL Cert.

Advantages: Secure Payment, Professional look and no redirection between sites.

Disadvantages: More expensive setup

Pricing:
Bank: Please ask your bank about any charges to open a Merchant Account.
Protx: 20 Monthly fee - NO extra transaction fee
Green Forest Design: 10.00 SSL + Fix IP extra/month + Setup fee: 150/site
Total Cost: 30 Monthly / 150 Setup

There are many other payment modules. These above are that we recommend in terms of value and security. If you have any other payment system you prefer or heard of we can get a quote and set it up for you.

Do you need any technical knowledge?
You can run your own E-commerce website with minimum technical knowledge. We provide an administrator area for you to add products and categories to your shop, which is very easy to use. Alternatively, we can add all your products for an additional cost, if that is your preference.
How much will an E-commerce website cost?

Our on-line store websites are very affordable starting at just 850. This includes everything you need to get on-line
- a domain name, website design, database driven shop, basic integration with a payment processor, shipping module and basic search engine optimisation.



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