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Category: E-Commerce

Will a web site help my business?
How can I get my business online?
What plans do you suggest for small business?
How can I get e-mail with my business name?
Can I use my account for commercial purposes?
Can I use mailing lists to send my customers information on a regular basis?
Can I sell goods over the Internet? Can I put a catalog online?
What do I need to set up an e-commerce web site?
Do you offer any e-commerce or shopping cart programs?
Will I be able to customize the "look and feel" of my online store?
Can I accept credit cards online and handle online transactions in real time?
What are third-party online credit card processors?
How can I make e-commerce transactions secure for my customers?
How do I get my own digital certificate?

Will a web site help my business?

Yes! A web site can act as a brochure, catalogue, business card and front door for your business and still cost less per month than a small classified ad. Sending out a brochure to the whole world would cost thousands of dollars. With a web site, you can have a worldwide presence at an affordable price.

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How can I get my business online?

First choose a domain name that is right for you, then sign up for one of our hosting plans. EEvery hosting plan we offer includes a free domain name, free installation and setup of your shopping cart, and free use of a secure URL for secure processing! For more information, don't hesitate to call us at 1-888-HOSTITO.

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What plans do you suggest for small business?

We generally advise small businesses to begin with our Starter plan to keep costs down while in development. Upgrade easily later when you need more features!

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How can I get e-mail with my business name?

You can do this by signing up for a Web Hosting or Reseller plan with us. Both types of plans provide you with e-mail under your domain.

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Can I use my account for commercial purposes?

Of course! Just be sure that your business practices do not contradict our legal policies.

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Can I use mailing lists to send my customers information on a regular basis?

Yes, and we make it easy by providing you with a password-protected, customizable web interface. Be warned that we have a zero tolerance policy concerning unsolicited e-mailing campaigns (a.k.a. spamming).

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Can I sell goods over the Internet? Can I put a catalog online?

Yes! Use your own software or one of our free shopping cart options. Installation and setup is free!

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What do I need to set up an e-commerce web site?

Start with a domain name and one of our Web Hosting plans. We install and set up your choice of shopping carts and provide access to our secure URL for processing transactions securely, and your e-commerce web site is ready to go.

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Do you offer any e-commerce or shopping cart programs?

Yes. We offer two shopping cart programs free of charge: Agora Cart and osCommerce.

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Will I be able to customize the "look and feel" of my online store?

Yes. You can customize your colors, logos, fonts, and other aspects of your store as you prefer.

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Can I accept credit cards online and handle online transactions in real time?

Yes! You can process credit cards on your web site by establishing a merchant account with a payment gateway provider. osCommerce, one of our shopping carts, provides an interface for most third-party online credit card processors.

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What are third-party online credit card processors?

Third-party online credit card processors are credit card processors with systems in place that can accept your e-commerce transaction information, process the charge, and deposit the money directly in your business account.

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How can I make e-commerce transactions secure for my customers?

The most common way to protect your online transactions is by using secure server certificates and https. As a courtesy to our customers, we provide a shared certified secure certificate free of charge. A secure server certificate allows visitors to view your web site via https, the encrypted, secure protocol (like http but with 's' for 'secure') rather than http. By using https, each and every transaction of data between you and your client is encrypted.

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How do I get my own digital certificate?

We offer certificates at a signifcant discount. See our Web Hosting Prices for options and prices.

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