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How to Open an Online Store

You’re ready to start selling your products or services over the Internet, but what’s really needed?

Here is a quick look at what you need:

  1. A web site
  2. Shopping cart software
  3. A way to collect payments
  4. A shipping carrier

A popular misconception is that shopping carts handle the whole financial transaction, but they only really act as a front end which passes information via a secure connection (another service) to a payment gateway – a separate service altogether.

Payment Gateways. How will you collect payments?

One of the most important things that you must have in order to accept credit cards for your business is a payment gateway. A payment gateway is basically the same thing as a physical point of sale terminal in a retail store.

Payment gateways link your shopping cart products to your account securely. This protects the credit card data and any other personal information from being exposed to computer hackers.

Our Shopping Cart is compatible with the following
payment gateways and shipping carriers:


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