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WordPress Leads The Way

Wordpress Blows The Competition Out Of The WaterWordpress Content Management System continues blowing the competition. Since Wordpress is free almost anyone can get into the CMS game and great fantastic websites with a blog. But, to push Wordpress to its design...

Sliders, SEO and More

Sliders and SEO For the sake of this article, let me clarify the meaning of the acronym SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Also, SEO is a way to make a website outrank its competitors. Now before I move on, I want to make the following clear....

Is Wildlife Pest Control Web Design Inexpensive?

Finding a web development and web design company on the internet is not difficult. Also, finding a company that develops inexpensive sites will be easy as well. But what will you be getting for the money? Probably not much and you won’t be getting much...

What Is Organic SEO?

As most of you know, the two most famous search engines people use are Google and Bing. Organic SEO is a procedure for optimizing your website's code and images to help your site rank higher on these well-known search engines. The higher you rank against your...

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E-commerce Web Design & Development Using WooCommerce!

I use the WooCommerce Shopping Cart System. WooCommerce was built for WordPress, which runs 26% of the web. An industry leader in security, WooCommerce gives you all the power you need for your online store.

The Free E-Commerce Platform For WordPress – WooComerce

You can start selling today in the United States with the world’s most customizable E-Commerce platform, WooCommerce. Your business can use WooCommerce to sell anything from wildlife supplies and services and then taking payments online. WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform for building an online store and integrates perfectly with WordPress.

There are hundreds of free and paid WooCommerce extensions in the WooCommerce official marketplace. Some of these extensions include including Stripe, PayPal, USPS, ShipStation, and many others which are popular.

Please understand that you may need several extensions for your WooCommerce shopping cart. Also, the most useful extensions come with a yearly fee. These extensions get updated on a regular basis to keep up with the changing face of the internet.

 

I Help You Through The Entire Process Of Starting A Store

What follows may sound confusing. But don’t worry! I’m here to make the entire process of developing an online storefront go smoothly if and when you decide to sell online. I’ve provided the information below on Merchant Accounts, Payment Gateways, and Third Party Merchant Accounts so you can do your research if you so choose. Many of my clients love learning about the process of starting a store and don’t want to be completely dependent on me. So, if you are so inclined, dig in and learn the lingo used in the online storefront business.

 

What You Need To Run A WooComerce Store – A Merchant Account And A Payment Gateway

Running a shopping cart system is not inexpensive no matter who you run it through. Don’t let anyone fool you. The more features you want your shopping cart to have, the more it will cost you whether you use Shopify, Volusion, or any other shopping cart system. Plus, in most cases, you will have to design the store yourself, which will demand a steep learning curve. Do you have the time to do the designing as well and run a business?

When running an online shopping cart you need a way to accept credit card payments online. There are two ways:

  1. Open Your Merchant Account
  2. Create A Third Party Merchant Account

 

Getting Your Own Merchant Account

What a Merchant Account does is take credit card information from your customer, process it, and then deposit the money into your associated bank account.

To start a Merchant Account, you must start an application process through an institution/company like your bank. The institution/company will run a credit report on you, and there will be a fee associated with the application process. Once you are accepted, there will be a monthly fee as well as a transaction fee for each time you process a credit card. The institution/company will clarify the ins and outs for you once you explain what you will be doing online.

There are two positives in having your own Merchant Account. One, the fees associated with processing a credit card are lower than a Third Party Merchant Account. And second, it’s a sign of your professionalism having your own Merchant Account.

So, let’s continue because there is more to learn.

 

Getting Your Own Payment Gateway – The Intermediary

Since I use the WooCommerce Shopping Cart System for your website to sell your items, it comes packaged with an online form that takes all the information of your customer, including their credit card number. Once your customer clicks the buy button that information must go to a Payment Gateway which plays an intermediary role between the transactions being processed on your website and the Merchant Account. Due to security reasons, transaction information cannot be transmitted directly from your website to a Merchant Account. You purchase a Payment Gateway at a monthly fee, around $25.00, and per transaction fee, around 10 cents.

 

Shopping Cart —> Payment Gateway —> Merchant Account

 

To properly process a credit card through a Payment Gateway, you will need security codes that your Merchant Account will give you. Those codes are inserted into your Payment Gateway so it can properly communicate with your Merchant Account and get your customers payments into your bank.

A great company that sells Payment Gateways is Authorize.net. I highly recommend them.

So as you can see here are monthly expenses for both your Merchant Account and Payment Gateway, as well as transaction fees.

 

Creating A Third Party Merchant Account

To repeat, a Merchant Account takes credit card information from your customer, processes it, and then deposits the money into your associated bank account.

You can decide to go with a Third Party Merchant account like PayPal, Google Checkout or CCBill. With these services, you don’t need a Payment Gateway or your own Merchant Account. These services are an all-in-one provider. But, the per transaction fee is higher than having your own merchant account combined with a payment gateway.

Third Party Merchant Accounts are suitable for businesses that only have a few items to sell or if all you want to do is accept payments for services online. You can call any of the above companies, and they will run you through their charges. I highly recommend you do this, so you feel confident in your decision making.

Just so you know, there is often not perceived the same level of professionalism with these services as having your own Merchant Account and Payment Gateway. 

I use the WooCommerce Shopping Cart System. WooCommerce was built for WordPress, which runs 26% of the web. An industry leader in security, WooCommerce gives you all the power you need for your online store.

The Free E-Commerce Platform For WordPress – WooComerce

You can start selling today in the United States with the world’s most customizable eCommerce platform, WooCommerce. Your business can use WooCommerce to sell anything from wildlife supplies and services and then taking payments online. WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform for building an online store and integrates perfectly with WordPress.

There are hundreds of free and paid WooCommerce extensions in the WooCommerce official marketplace. Some of these extensions include including Stripe, PayPal, USPS, ShipStation, and many others which are popular.

Please understand that you may need several extensions for your WooCommerce shopping cart. Also, the most useful extensions come with a yearly fee. These extensions get updated on a regular basis to keep up with the changing face of the internet.

 

I Help You Through The Entire Process Of Starting A Store

What follows may sound confusing. But don’t worry! I’m here to make the entire process of developing an online storefront go smoothly if and when you decide to sell online. I’ve provided the information below on Merchant Accounts, Payment Gateways, and Third Party Merchant Accounts so you can do your research if you so choose. Many of my clients love learning about the process of starting a store and don’t want to be completely dependent on me. So, if you are so inclined, dig in and learn the lingo used in the online storefront business.

 

What You Need To Run A WooComerce Store – A Merchant Account And A Payment Gateway

Running a shopping cart system is not inexpensive no matter who you run it through. Don’t let anyone fool you. The more features you want your shopping cart to have, the more it will cost you whether you use Shopify, Volusion, or any other shopping cart system. Plus, in most cases, you will have to design the store yourself, which will demand a steep learning curve. Do you have the time to do the designing as well and run a business?

When running an online shopping cart you need a way to accept credit card payments online. There are two ways:

  1. Open Your Merchant Account
  2. Create A Third Party Merchant Account

 

Getting Your Own Merchant Account

What a Merchant Account does is take credit card information from your customer, process it, and then deposit the money into your associated bank account.

To start a Merchant Account, you must start an application process through an institution/company like your bank. The institution/company will run a credit report on you, and there will be a fee associated with the application process. Once you are accepted, there will be a monthly fee as well as a transaction fee for each time you process a credit card. The institution/company will clarify the ins and outs for you once you explain what you will be doing online.

There are two positives in having your own Merchant Account. One, the fees associated with processing a credit card are lower than a Third Party Merchant Account. And second, it’s a sign of your professionalism having your own Merchant Account.

So, let’s continue because there is more to learn.

 

Getting Your Own Payment Gateway – The Intermediary

Since I use the WooCommerce Shopping Cart System for your website to sell your items, it comes packaged with an online form that takes all the information of your customer, including their credit card number. Once your customer clicks the buy button that information must go to a Payment Gateway which plays an intermediary role between the transactions being processed on your website and the Merchant Account. Due to security reasons, transaction information cannot be transmitted directly from your website to a Merchant Account. You purchase a Payment Gateway at a monthly fee, around $25.00, and per transaction fee, around 10 cents.

 

Shopping Cart —> Payment Gateway —> Merchant Account

 

To properly process a credit card through a Payment Gateway, you will need security codes that your Merchant Account will give you. Those codes are inserted into your Payment Gateway so it can properly communicate with your Merchant Account and get your customers payments into your bank.

A great company that sells Payment Gateways is Authorize.net. I highly recommend them.

So as you can see here are monthly expenses for both your Merchant Account and Payment Gateway, as well as transaction fees.

 

Creating A Third Party Merchant Account

To repeat, a Merchant Account takes credit card information from your customer, processes it, and then deposits the money into your associated bank account.

You can decide to go with a Third Party Merchant account like PayPal, Google Checkout or CCBill. With these services, you don’t need a Payment Gateway or your own Merchant Account. These services are an all-in-one provider. But, the per transaction fee is higher than having your own merchant account combined with a payment gateway.

Third Party Merchant Accounts are suitable for businesses that only have a few items to sell or if all you want to do is accept payments for services online. You can call any of the above companies, and they will run you through their charges. I highly recommend you do this, so you feel confident in your decision making.

Just so you know, there is often not perceived the same level of professionalism with these services as having your own Merchant Account and Payment Gateway. 

Why I Use WooCommerce?

WooCommerce comes bundled with PayPal (for accepting credit card and PayPal account payments), Direct Bank Transfer, or Bank Account Clearing System (BACS), and cash on delivery for accepting payments.

If you need a specific payment gateway I suggest using Authorize.net. Once you are accepted as a store you will need to buy a pay by the year extension. The extension can be purchased here for $29.40 a year. Once purchased I set everything up for you.

Physical, digital, or both: Sell physical products that will ship to a customer, digital products they can download or any combination of the two.

Unlimited variations: Offer any number of variations (like color, size, fabric and so on) for a product with the option to set prices, stock and images for each variation.

Built-in payment processing from leading providers: Take payments via Stripe and PayPal. Accept credit cards, Direct Bank Transfer, checks or Cash on Delivery.

Shipping options: Give customers the option of pickup, local delivery or shipping. Restrict options available based on customer location.

Shipping rates: Set a flat rate or define specific rates for different products, like extra charges for heavy products. Calculate and show the right rates to customers at checkout.

Free shipping: Offer free shipping for certain products or certain locations – the choice is yours.

Please note that WooCommerce does not have all the features that you may want in your shopping cart. You may have to purchase WooCommerce Extensions that have a yearly fee associated with them.

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