Posts Tagged ‘e-commerce’

Whether you’re a new business or a small business, the idea of installing e-commerceon your web site can be a very daunting task. What may help to transition to the morecomplex hosts is to opt for common, simple, and familiar e-commerce hosts like Google,Amazon, PayPal, and authorize.net. This article provides great insight as to which oneof these four e-commerce options are right for you and your web site.

PayPal: One-time start-up fee of $179 with a small monthly $20 fee; best for web savvy entrepreneurs

Amazon: No start-up fees with transaction fees starting at $0.30 per transaction; bestfor e-commerce beginners

Google: No start-up fees with transaction fees starting at $0.30 per transaction; best forbusinesses that already use Google services

Authorize.net: Start-up fee of $99 with a $20 monthly fee, $0.10 per transaction fee,and $0.25 per batch fee; best for larger businesses in need of advanced sales tools

As always, if you need help with setting up these e-commerce systems or actually wantto upgrade from them to better suit your business, call Citrus Studios, where the webmasters and web designers are both extremely helpful and proficient in e-commerceand everything else web site-related.

While you’re contemplating that new website for the new year, perhaps this list of predicted website trends for 2011 will help with your decision.

  • Flexible Websites: Websites ought to be compatible in all media forms (browsers, mobile phones, iPads); the key to this trend is using multipleĀ CSS media queries to serve multiple layouts, enabling flexible websites.
  • HTML 5: Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have already implemented this major revision of Hyper Text Markup Language — so should you!
  • Mobile E-Commerce: With mobile shopping rising a grand 143 percent in the past year, online retailers should be seeking ways to sell their products easily on mobile browsers.
  • Less is More: With limited space on Twitter and Facebook statuses, websites are increasingly becoming more keen with maximizing their 140 characters.

At Citrus Studios, our team can help you achieve these goals (and more!). Contact us today to get started!