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How to Plan for a Shopping
Cart to Sell Tangible Goods
http://www.tropicalcluster.com
Drop us a line to discuss - enquiry@...
11 things to think...
1. Do you have a list of products & their categories that you plan
to sell on your site?
2. Are you aware of:
- Inventory management
- Tax Issues
- Shipping Issues
Gather the details
11 things to think...
3. Return Policy
Return policy is a must to mention on your shopping cart site for
gaining trust of your customers. Mentio...
4. Creating a list of features you would like to have to manage
your shopping cart website
• No of individual products on ...
5. Payment Gateway
There are many payment gateways available that allow credit / debit card
processing. You may be more co...
6. Secure Payment Gateway
11 things to think...
When selecting the payment gateway
you need to make sure that all payment
...
7. Do you like any website you have seen on the web that
closely fits your needs, look & feel?
11 things to think...
8. How soon do you want to get started?
• ASAP (As soon as possible)
• In two weeks
• In one month
• In two months
• More ...
9. What is the total budget of your shopping cart site
USD 500 - 1499
USD 1500 - 2499
USD 2500 - 3000
USD 3000 - 3500
USD ...
10. Have you checked availability of suitable domain name and
have arranged for hosting services for your shopping cart?
1...
11. Shopping Site Development
• There are sites such as SHOPIFY.COM that have many
features built in their template and yo...
We Can Help Develop Shopping Cart WebSite
If you are a beginner, with limited funding it may be better to get
started with...
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How To Plan For A Shopping Cart To Sell Tangible Products

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There are some simple questions about which clarity is a must before starting an online shopping cart store. Avoiding these questions at the onset can be a costly mistake. The 10 slides here are to help a beginner start to think on correct lines.

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How To Plan For A Shopping Cart To Sell Tangible Products

  1. 1. How to Plan for a Shopping Cart to Sell Tangible Goods http://www.tropicalcluster.com Drop us a line to discuss - enquiry@tropicalcluster.com
  2. 2. 11 things to think... 1. Do you have a list of products & their categories that you plan to sell on your site?
  3. 3. 2. Are you aware of: - Inventory management - Tax Issues - Shipping Issues Gather the details 11 things to think...
  4. 4. 3. Return Policy Return policy is a must to mention on your shopping cart site for gaining trust of your customers. Mentioning return policy means customers are assured of having a chance to change or return a product, for a genuine reason. 11 things to think...
  5. 5. 4. Creating a list of features you would like to have to manage your shopping cart website • No of individual products on site, Stock keeping unit (SKU) in industrial terms. • Bulk uploading of products • Discounting & Gift cards • Bundled discounts • Single product variations • Inventory management • Multiple Shipping options within country & foreign lands • Email notification & invoices • Order / customer tracking 11 things to think...
  6. 6. 5. Payment Gateway There are many payment gateways available that allow credit / debit card processing. You may be more comfortable with some whose office is located & easily accessible in the country of your business. They may have different transaction features. a. Paypal b. authorize.net c. securepay d. checkout.com e. paysimple & many more.... 11 things to think...
  7. 7. 6. Secure Payment Gateway 11 things to think... When selecting the payment gateway you need to make sure that all payment procedures is secure via HTTPS protocol. This ensures that all the information is encrypted during communication with remote servers and hackers will not have access to private banking information of customers. Security option is taken into consideration when making purchase decision by client.
  8. 8. 7. Do you like any website you have seen on the web that closely fits your needs, look & feel? 11 things to think...
  9. 9. 8. How soon do you want to get started? • ASAP (As soon as possible) • In two weeks • In one month • In two months • More than two months 11 things to think...
  10. 10. 9. What is the total budget of your shopping cart site USD 500 - 1499 USD 1500 - 2499 USD 2500 - 3000 USD 3000 - 3500 USD 3500 - 4000 11 things to think...
  11. 11. 10. Have you checked availability of suitable domain name and have arranged for hosting services for your shopping cart? 11 things to think...
  12. 12. 11. Shopping Site Development • There are sites such as SHOPIFY.COM that have many features built in their template and you could quickly get started. But there is a catch....MONTHLY FEES & FEATURES BASED ON MONTHLY FEES. You could start on your own, but to customize features, you may require to hire a programmer. • There are open source shopping carts, such as http:// www.zen-cart.com/ or https://www.cubecart.com/ which do not have any monthly fees, but if you want to extend features you may need to buy plugins (one time fee) & may have to pay small amount for technical support. You will also need a programmer to customize the website as per your requirements. 11 things to think...
  13. 13. We Can Help Develop Shopping Cart WebSite If you are a beginner, with limited funding it may be better to get started with open source shopping cart that you do not have to pay monthly. We can help you set it up for a fee. You can grow from a limited range to many product & varieties as you understand the complexity in each segment of managing the online shopping cart web site business. Having a helping hand for day to day management of orders & reliable long term tie up with our team will help you smoothen the journey. http://www.tropicalcluster.com Drop us a line to discuss - enquiry@tropicalcluster.com

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