online shopping carts – the details

Online Stores – Shopping Carts

What’s needed to make one work for your Bay Area company?

Merchant accounts and gateways- How they work

Most companies will only tell you about the first step of setting up a shopping cart and then spring the rest on you later. At KO, we walk you through all the steps needed to launch and maintain an online store.

  1. Cart software- We like to use OS Commerce, Zen Cart or WordPress, but have experience with other Apps too. These are full CMS systems, allowing your staff to manage inventory, specials, etc. The cost of these shopping carts is under $500 or FREE. The cost of installation and customizing the layout to brand/match the rest of the website can vary, depending on your needs, but averages about $1,500.
  2. Cart setup and product loading- This includes setting up shipping, taxes, and loading inventory. Clients have the option of doing cart setup themselves or letting the KO team take care of it. Price varies depending on tax/shipping complexity and the amount of inventory and product preparations.
  3. An online Merchant Account and Gateway. We like to use MSNI in Burlingame, CA. We’ve been using their products for over 6 years now and have never had negative client feedback.
  4. An SSL certification and installation. We sell and set up SSL Certificates which protect your clients’ credit card information.

We can take care of cart hosting and store application security updates that need to be maintained.

Learn more about our online merchant account solutions and programs by calling us at 510-276-9902 or contact us via our online contact form to the upper right-hand side of the page >