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About Mel Davey

Mel Davey is the creator of ImagineNation (http://imaginenation.com/), a full service E-Commerce Application Service Provider, offering Storefronts, Order Management Utilities, and 3rd party credit card processing.
What Do You Need in an Online Store?

Run a search these days on one of the popular search engines for storefront software and you’ll get back hundreds of offerings. Sorting through the possibilities is mind boggling. How can you possibly decide what software or service to use?

Taking the Mystery Out Of Taking Credit Cards

One of the more frustrating and potentially expensive aspects of opening an on-line store is being able to take credit cards for payment. Taking credit cards is not always essential to a successful on-line store operation, but it sure helps.

A look at four approaches.

1) Use an intermediary.
2) Use a third party processor.
3) Process transactions in-house.
4) Use an Application Service Provider.

Online Store Checklist

Run a search these days on one of the popular search engines for storefront software and you’ll get back hundreds of offerings. Sorting through the possibilities is mind boggling. How can you possibly decide what software or service to use?

Start by answering five questions:

1) Selling binaryware or hardgoods?
2) Selling a few or hundreds of items?
3) Need shipping and/or tax calculators?
4) Need to take credit cards for payment?
5) Need back-end order processing?