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There are two main reasons why it is best for you to use an SSL certificate issued for your site (Private SSL): 1. To create the sense of trust and confidence among your Customers. Therefore, the sales or the sign ups should increase. 2. To offer protection of the sensitive data which is transmitted trough [...]
Electronic Commerce can be represented exactly as a marketplace on the Internet. E-Commerce includes distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of products or services over the Internet.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. What this means in layman terms is that when an Internet Browser connects to a website using SSL, uploaded in the Internet, the transfer of data between the browser and the server is encrypted. It is encrypted so no one, who is possibly intercepting the data transfer between the [...]
A shopping cart is the software used for creating an online “storefront,” or E-Commerce Web site. It acts as a virtual shopping cart, allowing customers to add, remove or change items in a personal basket. When a visitor decides to “check out” (purchase the items online) the shopping cart totals the order, shows taxes and [...]
The payment gateway processes your transactions in real time. Having a payment gateway is a must if you want to accept credit card payments on your website. It works as an online credit card machine. It receives encrypted transactions from the merchant’s host server, authenticates the merchant, decrypts the payment information and transmits the data [...]
A Merchant Account is a business bank account that allows you to receive credit card payments from your customers. You cannot deposit credit card funds directly into a personal bank account. Payments received from credit cards must be deposited into a merchant account prior to being allocated to your personal or business account.
There are three main things that you need to obtain prior to getting started with your e-commerce website: 1) A shopping cart on your website that will allow customers to select their desired products from your website. 2) A merchant account and a payment gateway that will allow customers to make payments for selected products. [...]
Both the Shared SSL and the Private SSL will secure the transmission of sensitive data in the best possible way for you. Moreover, both Shared and private SSLs encrypt information the same way to guarantee utmost security. The advantages of the private SSL over the shared one are only in terms of how user-friendly that [...]
All shopping cart hosting packages offered at TMDHosting include a Free installation of the desired online shop software that you wish to use in order to build your online project. All you need to do is sign up for a hosting account at TMDHosting services and contact our experienced technical support team requesting the Free [...]
All the shopping cart softwares listed on our website do support PayPal payment processor. At the following url under “E-commerce” section you can find all shopping cart applications that we officially support: http://www.tmdhosting.com/sitemap.php That list is regularly updated and in case you don’t find the name of the cart you plan to use among those, [...]
When setting up an online store it is very important to know whether the shopping cart software that you plan to use for the project supports the option of setting different discounts for different items. Some of the freely distributed online shop applications that do offer that option are: Magento, Zen Cart. Paid applications that [...]