WVIS' Own Simple Shopping System
System Configurations starting at $350
Open Source Shopping System
System Configurations starting at $750
The Unikart is
great for smaller stores and individuals who are
producing or reselling products. This cart
The OsCommerce program is a state of the art shopping system with lots of professional features including (highlighted features indicate upgrades over the Unikart):
Some Things to Know About E-Commerce
Real Time Credit Card Processing
RTP requires a merchant account and an online payment gateway that connects your cart to the merchant account. RTP allows your customer to pay with a credit card and have that tansaction processed immediately. Their card is charged and you are credited with the sale at once. Typical fees include a monthly statement fee (average $10) a monthly gateway fee (around $10), a percentage of the sale (from 1-3% depending on your merchant account provider) and a transaction fee (typically .25 - .35 cents per transation on top of the percent fee. The bottom line is RTP will probably cost you $20 per month and about $3.00 per $100 transaction. Additionally the merchant account provider will typically charge a minimum use fee of around $25 per month. This means that unless you produce $25 in processing fees you will be charged the difference. They will make a minimum of $25 per month from you regardless - on top of the statement and gatway fees. E.G. You have 7 sales and sell $500 worth of merchandise in a month, your rate is 2.5% and .35 per transaction. Your $500 in sales would generate percent fees of $15 ($500 x 3%) and transaction fees of $2.45 (7 transactions x .35 cents) for a total of $17.45 in processing fees. Your minimum use fee is $25, so you subtract $17.45 from $25 which leaves a balance of $7.55 you will be charged for in minimum use fees. You would need to sell around $800 per month to avoid additional minimum use fees.
E-Commerce Requires Encryption Security
To legally process personal financial information online you must have an secure encrypted connection. This is called SSL Encryption. A SSL security certificate must be purchased and installed in your shopping system. WVIS provides both a generic server certificate option (less expensive - $75 per year) and a private certificate option ($100 per year with a $100 first time installation fee).
PayPal is a vialble option for processing credit cards without the monthly expense of a merchant account. PayPal transaction are about 2.5% and $ .25 a transaction, but they have no monthly or minimum use fees. Additionally PayPal takes all major credit cards while a typical merchant account will only take Mastercard and Visa without additional cost for the other cards. PayPal can also be used to sell a few products without a shopping cart installed on your site by using PayPal's BUY NOW or ADD TO CART button. It can also be used for donations, subscriptions or any other payment.
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What WVIS Clients Are Saying: "Understanding and fully utilizing the Internet for your business is becoming essential to acheiving success today. Having someone to demystify the process is very helpful. Steve Highlander made the process seem simple. I think Steve's background and experince in the Newspaper business gives him a better understanding of communicating a company's message. He not only understands the technical aspects of the web, but also has the practical marketing experience to make sure your message gets through to your customer. We have found WVIS very easy to work with and would highly recommend them. " - From Jeff Tweten, V.P. Of Sales and Marketing, Lumber Buddy of Nevada, MO. February, 2012 - More Testimonials