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A shopping cart software or e-commerce platform is a software application that allows marketers to sell products online. A shopping cart software allows you to build an online store. There are many solutions available which range from free, such as open source software, to really expensive. There are also subscription-based or hosted solutions. If you already have a website with Quick Social Tampa or Miami on the DNN platform then we have a selection of e-commerce modules that we can install on your website and then import your product database with pictures. Our modules handle B4B, B2B, and B2C:

  • B2B - Business to business – Wholesale business to online business commerce (Ariba, Beautynavigator, French Heritage)
  • B2C - Business to consumer – Retail business to consumer online business (Amazon, Macys, Overstock, Domestic Comfort)
  • C2C - Consumer to consumer – Classifieds, auctions, portals consumers to consumers online business (Ebay, Alibaba)
  • C2B / C2G - Consumer to business – Private or public portal where entities sell to a large organization or the government. 
Q

What about credit card security and PCI compliance?

A No matter which above mentioned solution you choose, the software, as well as the servers and facility where you host your ecommerce site on, must be PCI compliant. Moreover the software should work with the most reliable payment gateways and clients' credit cards should not be kept in server databases.
Q

What features should my shopping cart have?

A
  • Multiple Payment Methods (credit cards, gift vouchers, check, money orders, wire transfer, rewards points, etc.)
  • Payment Gateways (pluggable with all 60 major payment gateways)
  • Categories (multiple categories)
  • Distributors (unlimited)
  • Manufacturers (unlimited)
  • Warehouses (unlimited)
  • Products (unlimited) with unlimited variants
  • Product (bulk import-export)
  • Product List (child categories)
  • Product Detail (individual SEO) Zoom with variants, sizes, etc.
  • Product Filter (unlimited pre-defined product attributes.)
  • Product Showcase (promote one or multiple products)
  • Product Comparison (allows product comparison)
  • Packing (create your own custom rules)
  • Shipping (unlimited custom shipping methods) + real time with major shippers (FedEx, USPS, UPS, ABF, etc.)
  • Handling (all custom handling method calculations)
  • Taxes (unlimited tax rules, exemption, international, etc.)
  • Promotions and Coupons (start & expire, fixed amount, free shipping, points, date, discount, buy one get one free, etc.)
  • Order Administration (search orders, cancel and return, place on hold, manual transaction, phone order, payment status)
  • Gift Vouchers (unlimited custom vouchers with email generation and historic) import voucher deals from Groupon, living social etc.
  • Rewards Points (loyalty points, custom points rewards, etc.)
  • Reports (all standard reporting tools, charts on sales activity, inventory, abandoned cart, recovery rate, analytics, etc.…)
  • Cart, Checkout and Confirmation (Customers can change and modify anything) Multiple step or single page checkout mode.
  • Wish List & Gift Registry
  • Quick Order Entry
  • Customer manage order, recurring orders, address, payment, product download, rights, reward points, wish list, etc.…
  • Multi-vendor Marketplace
  • Accounting (API ready for major accounting/ERP software)
  • API (Web service using friendly REST approach (XML over HTTP).
Q

SELF HOSTED vs. FULLY HOSTED?

A

All e-commerce types fall into two camps when it comes to hosting and maintenance: self-hosted and fully hosted solutions.

  1. Self-hosted solution is when the software is purchased by the marketer and hosted on the marketer's server or at a hosting facility of their choice (this is the case for all Quick Social clients)
  2. Fully hosted solution (software as a service) is when the software is rented through a monthly/annually subscription fee and runs on the software company’s servers. Generally, there is a fee + a % on sales. This is the case for Shopify, Big commerce, Volusion, etc.
Q

Why are you a better solution than Shopify, Big Commerce, Prestashop, etc?

A

If you already have a website with Quick Social Tampa or Miami and want to add an e-commerce it will cost you around $2,500. Otherwise a self-hosted Quick Social e-commerce solution with unlimited users and products costs $5,500 for a one-time installation & training + 3 months free hosting. You will own the software and after the one-time payment you will only pay for the hosting, maintenance, security and technical support  $300/month. No monthly software subscription fees or sales fees.

With this option in 5 years you will pay $20,500.

The cost for fully hosted solutions, such as Shopify and Big Commerce, can start from around $2,000/per month depending on your subscription plan and whether you have unlimited products, users, sales, etc. Based on monthly sales the cost can increase up to 10% per month. Not to mention sales % fees and maybe some support costs.

With this option in 5 years you will pay $147,000.

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