Are you looking to build your online shop or
setup your website to generate revenue online? We can help you to
achieve your goals to monetize your website.
Setting up an eCommerce website will allow you to sell your
products or services online via a virtual shopping cart system and
to accept secure credit card payments or PayPal transactions. We
can integrate with many of the major 'off the shelf' eCommerce
platforms, as well as specialising in building custom designed and
developed eCommerce applications.
In order to accept payment from online transactions through your
website you must have a Merchant Account setup through your
What do I need to be aware of for my eCommerce Website?
1. Merchant Account
A Merchant Account is simply a commercial account that
allows you to accept credit card transactions online, via your POS,
or any other payment integration system. With the exception of
Monster Pay and VCS you will need one setup.
2. Shopping Basket
All eCommerce websites require a shopping cart. If you decide to
integrate with an 'off the shelf' system like Magento, BigCommerce,
uCommerce, osCommerce, X-cart, ShopDirect, then all the bells and
whistles will be pre-built into your shopping cart, however there
is normally subscription fee and certain layout and design
restrictions associated with this route. The other option is to
develop a custom shopping cart platform. The benefits of this
route, mean that you determine exactly how the checkout process
should look and function and it's completely flexible to your
3. Secure Server Connection (SSL
You want your clients to feel secure while they transact online
with you. This is what your SSL Certificate will do. Client data
(including credit card details) sent during the checkout process
will be securely protected and encrypted, eliminating the risk of
online fraud. Go the bespoke route where the payment transaction
happens on your site (domain) and you will need to purchase a SSL
Certificate. Some 3rd party payment gateway solutions like VCS,
navigate the user away to a secure connection on their domain, and
handle the SSL Certificate themselves. Prefer image
4. Payment Gateway Integration
In order to actually process the website credit card transactions,
you will need to integrate your shopping basket with a payment
gateway provider. In South Africa the major ones we work with are
MyGate, Virtual Card Services (VCS), PayGate, Netcash, Setcom. In
the UK, we've integrated with SagePay, WorldPay, SecurePay, HSBC,
Payment Gateway / Shopping Cart Solutions
We have worked with many popular payment gateway and shopping
cart solutions. Below is a list of these. Talk to us about your
eCommerce requirements, by completing our online Request For
Proposal form and we will provide you with a project quotation
SagePay is one of the UK's most popular payment gateway
solutions and is simple to manage and integrate with your website
or e-commerce platform. For more information and costs visit their
Magento is an eCommerce software platform that promises to
revolutionize the industry. Its modular architecture and
unprecedented flexibility means your business is no longer
constrained by your eCommerce platform. However we do find it a
very complex platform for clients to get to know.
WorldPay processes millions of payments every day, for every type
of business: securely and quickly. We have implemented inetgrations
for many clients, and it's a good solution for UK clients.
BigCommerce is the fastest growing ecommerce platform in the
world because it provides an affordable, enterprise-grade ecommerce
platform that's easy to manage.
The premier eCommerce platform for Umbraco and .NET websites.
uCommerce is an easy to use and CMS all in one. The shop grows with
your business - B2B or B2C.
ShopDirect is South Africa's largest eCommerce storefront
provider. It's a solid hosted solution, with quite a lot of
flexibility and many different payment options. As a hosted
solution, access to source code for modifying your shopping basket
to suit your business is not possible.
osCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop
e-commerce solution that is available for free with a feature rich
set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that
allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with
minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved