Starting tips to build an eCommerce


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Starting tips to build an eCommerce

  1. 1. eCommerce Starting tips on eCommerce Luis M Cordeiro prof@luismcordeiro.netLuis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  2. 2. Domain NameStarting tips on eCommerce Determine a good business name for your e- commerce store and then purchase a domain name for the name of your store. The name should have a keyword that people would use to find your products and/or services. EG: If your store is about selling gloves then: www.gloveplanet.comLuis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  3. 3. HostingStarting tips on eCommerce Sign up with a quality web hosting provider. It should have at least one SQL database, and can do server side scripting, such as SHTML, PHP, and/or CGI scripting and at least 300Mb of space.Luis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  4. 4. Shopping CartStarting tips on eCommerce Use a good shopping cart (eCommerce Platform). The shopping cart needs to do the following: 1) Allow multiple simultaneous users. 2) Keep a running total of the costs. 3) Finalize the order.Luis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  5. 5. DatabaseStarting tips on eCommerce Create a good database - The database is usually used to: 1) Keep customer data 2) Create customer personalization 3) Keep product data 4) Hold shopping cart contents 5) Integrate with other systemsLuis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  6. 6. Credit CardsStarting tips on eCommerce Accept credit cards. You will want the ability to accept credit cards. Sure, you can run an ecommerce business by using fax, and/or requiring people to send in your checks, but you will be leaving a lot of money on the table if you dont accept credit cards in one form or another. Ex: M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  7. 7. SecurityStarting tips on eCommerce Use a secure socket layer - A secure socket layer encrypts the data between the customers computer and yourweb server. It keeps prying eyes from sneaking apeek at sensitive data, such as credit card info.Luis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  8. 8. Payment GatewayStarting tips on eCommerce Use a payment gateway - A payment gateway collects the credit card info and sales info (price, customer info, etc.) and does some sort of basic fraud check, to make sure the credit card isnt stolen, etc. It charges the customers credit card and deposits the money into your bank account.Luis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  9. 9. Merchant AccountStarting tips on eCommerce Acquire a merchant account A merchant account allows your business tocharge sales to credit cards. It is basically a type of agreement between your business and a bank.Luis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  10. 10. Business Bank AccountStarting tips on eCommerce Get a separate business bank account You will need a bank account that will acceptthe deposits for the credit card charges. As with most everything else, business bank accounts vary in features and costs based upon the servicing bank.Luis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures
  11. 11. ContactsMy contact informationE-mailYou can contact me atprof@luismcordeiro.netOn the luis_marco_cordeiroLuis M Cordeiro eCommerce Lectures