Category: Ecommerce

Merchant Accounts Explained for Beginners


Updated: April 4, 2017

Accepting credit cards for online payments requires a merchant account in the payment chain, however it is important to stress that it doesn’t have to belong to you.

Here we will look at the types of merchant account that are available, how to obtain one, and whether or not your really need one at all. Continue reading

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How to Add a Simple PayPal Shopping Cart to Your Website


Updated: April 6, 2017

If you have an existing website there are various ways of adding shopping cart functionality to the site without having to completely redesign the site or move it to a new ecommerce package.

In this tutorial we will look at adding a simple HTML shopping cart to a website using PayPal.

What Does a Shopping Cart Do- The Basics

Basically a shopping cart allows you to select and de-select items to purchase, and once you have finished, to then go ahead and purchase them.

You display details of your products, and with each product you add a button that says ‘add to basket’ (or similar).

If your customer wants to buy the product all they need to do is press the ‘add to basket’
button. Continue reading

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PayPal Review- A Review of PayPal Features


Updated: April 4, 2017

PayPal started life as a consumer to consumer money transfer system. It soon became the number one payment method for online auctions at Ebay and was eventually acquired by Ebay in July 2002.

PayPal’s popularity was in no small way due to the ease of use, as all that was required to use it was an email address.

PayPal quickly evolved and developed business services allowing merchants to sell goods online. Continue reading

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PayPal Buy Now, Donation and Payment Buttons


Updated: April 6, 2017

PayPal Buy Now Buttons are the fastest way to start
selling products/services online with no upfront costs.

They can be used on websites, blogs, and in emails to sell
individual products and services.

You create them on PayPal and when created you receive a snippet of HTML code which you then need to place in a web page or email to display the button. Continue reading

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Online Shopping Website Options Explained


Updated: April 7, 2017

Although creating and setting up an online shopping website has gotten considerably easier over the last few years it is still a very confusing area.

The first thing you will notice when you do some research is the large number of options that are available.

In order to choose the best solution for your needs you should acquaint yourself with the basic concepts, and components that make up an online shop/store, and the various implementation methods. Continue reading

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