Shopping Carts Ryan Dinwiddie Intermediate Web Design UCC
Introduction to Shopping Carts <ul><li>What they do, how they do it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Components of a shopping cart <...
Payment Gateways <ul><li>The transaction processing vehicle that receives encrypted transactions from the merchant server,...
Merchant Accounts <ul><li>A merchant account allows you to accept all major credit cards including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Processing Payments Online <ul><li>Allows you to accept credit card payments from customers </li></ul><ul><li>Sets-up the ...
Processing Payments Online <ul><li>Your Merchant account enables you to accept credit cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Payment gat...
Payment Processing <ul><li>Processing Payments Online </li></ul><ul><li>You must have an Internet/MOTO (Mail order, Teleph...
Who to choose? <ul><li>Merchant Accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FNMB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bank of America </li></ul><...
Shopping Carts <ul><li>Enables purchasing of products and services over the internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows customer...
Good shopping cart features <ul><li>Enough options to run your business, not too many as to make it complex (or expensive)...
Shopping cart vendors <ul><li>Different shopping cart vendors have different business models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leasing...
Your server or mine? <ul><li>Leased shopping carts reside in the vendor’s server </li></ul><ul><li>Owned shopping carts re...
Open Source <ul><li>Open Source carts are free </li></ul><ul><li>Customization still needed </li></ul><ul><li>Usually not ...
Shared SSL <ul><li>SSL encryption is a must for secure ecommerce </li></ul><ul><li>Two shopping cart modes: </li></ul><ul>...
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Int Lecture 3

  1. 1. Shopping Carts Ryan Dinwiddie Intermediate Web Design UCC
  2. 2. Introduction to Shopping Carts <ul><li>What they do, how they do it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Components of a shopping cart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storefront </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Payment Gateways and Merchant Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping Cart Choices-Selecting the best for you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cube Cart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Payment Gateways <ul><li>The transaction processing vehicle that receives encrypted transactions from the merchant server, authenticates the merchant, decrypts the payment information, and transmits the data to the authorization and settlement networks. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Merchant Accounts <ul><li>A merchant account allows you to accept all major credit cards including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Processing Payments Online <ul><li>Allows you to accept credit card payments from customers </li></ul><ul><li>Sets-up the banking relationship to transfer funds from your customer’s account to your account. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Processing Payments Online <ul><li>Your Merchant account enables you to accept credit cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Payment gateway allows the transaction to happen and your funds to get deposited in your bank account </li></ul>
  7. 7. Payment Processing <ul><li>Processing Payments Online </li></ul><ul><li>You must have an Internet/MOTO (Mail order, Telephone Order) account to process online orders. An “instore” (POS) account cannot be used for online sales. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who to choose? <ul><li>Merchant Accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FNMB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bank of America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most major banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SHOP AROUND! </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Gateways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorize.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verisign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTransact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CyberSource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PayPal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PsiGate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many, many more </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Shopping Carts <ul><li>Enables purchasing of products and services over the internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows customers to select items to purchase on your website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows customers to pay for the purchase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connects to payment gateway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major component of customer experience on your website </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Good shopping cart features <ul><li>Enough options to run your business, not too many as to make it complex (or expensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Indexable by Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure dynamic pages are indexable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convertible to HTML is better for search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop down menus are indexable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good Store management </li></ul><ul><li>Modular-can add features as you grow </li></ul>
  11. 11. Shopping cart vendors <ul><li>Different shopping cart vendors have different business models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leasing-from $30 to $200 to $1000 per month lease. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase software, no monthly fee. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized shopping carts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website + Shopping cart </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Your server or mine? <ul><li>Leased shopping carts reside in the vendor’s server </li></ul><ul><li>Owned shopping carts reside in the CGI-BIN </li></ul>
  13. 13. Open Source <ul><li>Open Source carts are free </li></ul><ul><li>Customization still needed </li></ul><ul><li>Usually not for novices in programming </li></ul><ul><li>Use developers that have experience in integrating e-commerce solutions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Shared SSL <ul><li>SSL encryption is a must for secure ecommerce </li></ul><ul><li>Two shopping cart modes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites owns an SSL certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site “shares” SSL certificate with payment gateway. </li></ul></ul>
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