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Shopping Carts

If you are in the business of selling goods or services, then a website with a shopping cart can be a no-brainer for your business.

JNH Solutions can integrate one of the best open source shopping carts options to your website to give you a full featured shopping cart without the extra costs.

The great advantage of having a shopping cart to list your products and services online is that it doesn’t sleep. Your business has the potential to take orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This can also help you expand your market outside of where you business operates from, meaning you can sell your goods and services nationally or globally.

So what important features would you expect out of a shopping cart?

This depends on your business, but JNH Solutions recommends a versatile shopping cart that can allow your visitors select multiple products. The shopping cart software should also be able to adding shipping if necessary, this may mean you would need to weigh your products and enter these values to get accurate shipping costs.

What sort of information do I need to setup my shopping cart? And what if I have hundreds or even thousands of products?

The key data you would need is the:

  • Item name
  • Item description
  • Item product code (if applicable)
  • An image of the product
  • Weight (if needed for shipping costs)
  • Stock on hand

If you have many items, do not let this discourage you from getting online. The information could be setup into a simple excel spreadsheet and imported into your cart software.

What about security? Do shopping carts require extra security?

Getting an SSL certificate can be a good option to protect your customers personal data, however it is not essential if you are using a third party payment processor, such as Paypal or eWay as those sites use their own SSL certificates to protect your customers payment details.