ecommerce shopping trolly cartJigster offers several 3rd Party e-commerce systems to sell goods and services online using secure credit card payments. I'm sure many of you have dabbled with Ebay to sell your products, although this can be lucrative there are many more potential customers outside the Ebay community.

In order to receive secure credit card payments online you will need to enlist the services of a Payment Gateway provider. There are many to choose from, PAYPAL are one such service you’ve most likely heard of and you probably recognise others when you’ve made online purchases in the past such as SagePay and WorldPay. Most offer several tariffs to choose from, typically either a low per month fee but higher per transaction fees or high per month fees but lower per transaction charges or somewhere in between. You pick which tariff and Payment Gateway suits the type of business you are running.

To establish a secure encrypted connection to your website you will also need a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. This ensures that communication between your website and the Payment Gateway remains secure. There are a few providers to choose from and they offer services with differing levels of security. Again you probably recognise the names from online shopping experiences such as VeriSign, Godaddy and Thawte.

Finally we should consider which ecommerce software package to choose, there are a few available and they all have similar base features. Selecting which one is right for you depends on your requirements and what features and extensions are available. Other considerations will be the volume and type of products you are selling, which Payment Gateway you will be using, what your target audience will be (which influences such things as currency conversion and language) and finally whether the software needs to integrate with any of your current systems.

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