hosting differs in a wide way from ordinary hosting.
With ecommerce hosting, you are considering selling
online. As such your needs differs from the traditional
content- based pages.
a host that will give you a suitable shopping cart.
Look for a cart that is easy to edit, has a lot
of processing gateways and highly configurable.
It is best to opt for a shopping cart which allows
flexible decision making by visitors. A good Shopping
cart should allow you to set up taxes, configure
different shipping rates depending on the destination,
display various sizes of a product image and give
you extensive description of an item.
of how your visitors will pay for your goods. Choose
a cart that features a common payment system. Settle
for major credit cards, paypal, check, sec pay etc.
Also be sure that you can adapt the cart to take
payment on delivery orders.
confirmation of payments and easy settlement of
accounts will help your business a lot. Buyers should
be notified quickly about the status of the orders
which also depends on how quick account verification
is carried out. After payment, ensure that you can
collect your accumulated funds without a hassle.
Different shopping carts have different ways of
dealing with merchants, so it is prudent to explore
to find out which serves your mercantile interests
site visitors will be divulging their credit card
numbers and maybe bank account details. Is the site
secure? Is the site security verified by a third
party such as Verisign? Visitors might desist from
doing business with you should they find security
lapses with your site which might result in identity
theft. Identity theft is the criminal practice of
using someone’s credentials to gain access
to a facility.
A site that offers multiple or unlimited email accounts
will enhance your eCommerce activities. Buyers at
a site will have several types of complaints. It
will serve your interest best if you could categorize
these complaints and redirect queries to a particular
email account. For example if you sell clothes,
you can set up email accounts for refunds, order
tracking, over charging , etc .
growing popularity in website management are live
support facilities. These feature allows visitors
to deal live, via chat, with a representative. It
serves to address problems quickly and where decisions
have to be taken quickly concerning product, the
representative can facility purchases.
for a host with tons of scripts. As your website
grows, you might find it useful to automate most
of the everyday activities such as responding to
emails, sending out invoices etc. A script is a
small program that can aid you to do these activities
smoothly. Aside that, scripts can reduce the processing
time of transactions on the site.
ecommerce website needs a strong database. You need
a database for customers name, emails, orders, inventory
and so on. You should consider a host which allows
a large amount of relational database space.