Do you want customers to be able to pay you for goods and services on-line?
If so you need e-commerce tools built in to your site. Sort Out Your Site can advise on different shopping cart systems that may be most suitable for your needs.
Shopping cart systems generally divide into two types.
- A cart that generates "buttons" that are built in to your own site layout
- A complete shop system with an administration panel where you effectively create a database of your products which are then automatically displayed in a shop-front layout. You can choose whether this kind of shop is your whole site, or whether it’s a separate part of your website.
We have had experience of implementing different payment systems with these carts.
Some shopping cart systems can also deliver digital products such as ebooks or mp3 files, excellent for extending the range of products you supply.
Here is a screenshot of a customised shopping cart.