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Updated on May 27, 2014

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E-Commerce Services

E-Commerce Services; an internet company that provides other internet companies with the services and tools that they need to sell their products and services online. Some of the tools that they may provide include; digital storefronts, electronic shopping carts, and the means to process credit card payments. Additionally, they may also provide services such as, merchant accounts, partner programs, and banner programs.E-commerce services can provide as little or as much as a particular company needs, up to and including, a web server that will serve a company's pages, web site and design, catalog pages, the special capabilities that are needed to accept, process, and confirm sales orders, and often will provide templates, as well.

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E-Commerce Tools

Digital storefronts take your existing website and turn it into a full featured online store. With the added plus of not needing programming skills, for about $50 a month, you can have a product search feature, an inventory tracker, sales and inventory reports, and an online manager, among others features. For a small additional charge, Digital Shopping Carts keep track of orders, sales, inventory, vendor details and make payment processing safe and secure. If you are going to have an online store, accepting credit cards is mandatory. No one wants to buy from a website that makes payment difficult and confusing. Ideally, you should provide your customers with a secure, easy way to purchase products or services from your website and credit card processing is much easier with digital shopping cart software.

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Other services that your internet business may benefit from are, internet merchant accounts, partner programs, and banner programs. An internet merchant account is a financial relationship between you and a credit card processor which allows money to be deposited into your bank account. A service account will give you everything you need to accept credit cards, for a percentage and a fee. There may or may not be a set up fee, depending on the company you choose.

Partner programs and banner programs are two more services that can help your web-based business succeed. Partner programs give you the support and feel of a larger company which may benefit you by attracting more customers. Additionally, it can provide support with some of the inherent problems that come up when running an internet business. Banner programs help you with advertising through banner and button creation, and banner exchange programs.

E-commerce service companies have many ways to support a new or existing internet business, it is up to you to decide which ones you will need.

© 2009 Mary Krenz

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    • janiek13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Krenz 

      6 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Your welcome, i still have a lot to learn

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      lawebdesigning 

      6 years ago from 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 917, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      Great! Got lot of things to learn from your post. Thanks Janiek

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      braindrain123 

      8 years ago

      great hub..

    • janiek13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Krenz 

      8 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      You are very welcome, glad that you liked it.

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      Mr Virtual 

      8 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Great resource on E-commerce service companies. Thanks for sharing!

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