22. November 2010 16:29
Internet and advancements in technology has changed the way businesses used to work. Now you can sell a product to a person who is living at Far East by sitting at your home in US. There are millions of internet users who just rely on online shopping. Getting an online shopping cart is not a big task. Now days you can get web based software applications that can be easily installed and configured. There are number of shopping cart software available and out of the lot, Oscommerce is one of the most popular ecommerce shopping software.
Oscommerce is available freely over the net at Oscommerce.com. It can be downloaded and configured according to your requirements and then uploaded on live server. With OScommerce you can change the outlook of your web application in minutes. All you need to do is to configure a pre-created template which can be done in simple steps.
Oscommerce is a secure ecommerce platform that can be configured with number of merchant gateways like PayPal, Authorize.net etc. SSL certificates wotk well with Oscommerce platform and provides unmatched defense against any hack attempts. There are wide varieties of pre-created features in OScommerce that are vital for online businesses.
Other than being secure, Oscommerce is very user friendly and have convenient navigation. A user can search products through multiple ways. They can browse the catalogue or can search through “search field”. There are various smart features in Oscommerce that increases the sale of a web store. Advanced features like providing option of related products through the buying cycle are great way of increasing sales.
In short, Oscommerce is one of the best shopping cart software you can install for your online store. It is easy to configure and have tremendous benefits.
We at Centex Technologies provide customized Oscommerce development. Please contact us for a free quote for your online business.
With the advent of internet, it has become common for many businesses to have their own website built so that they can reach out to their customers in an effective and cheaper method. Websites are also required by the individuals or celebrities. Some companies prefer to give their customers the facilities to shop from their websites which can be done by incorporating the features of ecommerce into the websites. If you are looking to expand your business and reach out to maximum number of people, then it would be a great idea if you create a website and give the product information up there. However, designing a website and getting traffic into the website requires a lot of effort from your side. To design a website, you need to remember some of the elements which you are required to incorporate for maximum traffic.
To start with the website design, you need to zero in the features you would desire on the website. For an effective website design, you should hire professional Web Design Company who has the required skill and experience to give shape to your requirements. Once you have the website design ready, you need to add up content to it. While entering the content, make sure that you enter the right kind of keywords, so that your website could easily be featured in any search engines. Add targeted and well researched keywords so that the website. This technique is called Search Engine Optimization. Your website must have informative material and more of graphics and pictures for the users to understand. Remember, the visitors will only scan the page; they are not going to read the entire pages.
The website should provide visual appeal and is required to have easy navigation. Provide enough facility to your website, to the extent you can. Communicate effectively and provide images of the products which you sell. You may also incorporate ecommerce shop in the websites and allow the visitors/customers to buy from your website itself. Test the websites several times before going live.
Putting up a website requires you to invest nominal cost every year to host it, but you can see the significant growth in the sales of the business.