HOW TO GET STARTED WITH TOBACCO ECOMMERCE
If you have decided to expand your
business on the internet then there are
many basic steps before you become
ecommerce enabled which include:
Purchasing or creating the payment
An ISP and a provider of internet
Getting a digital certificate
Obtaining an Internet or Online
The first step is you should choose a
good ISP. The services provided by all
the ISP’s are not of the same quality.
Before you decide your ISP or switch to
a new one, you should find out how these
ISP’s will be able to meet your
requirements. Spend some time and make
an informed decision instead of jumping
to sign an agreement with the ISP who
provides more offers. Decide the level
of technical support that is required by
you and also the flexibility needed by
you. You also have to consider the
amount of data storage you need and how
much you have allocated for this
Before starting your search for the
right provider for your online
transactions, you should analyze and
estimate the number of transactions that
your business will be doing each month.
There are several online transaction
providers in the market offering
different rates. Therefore, choosing the
right package for your business needs is
very important to succeed in ecommerce.
Webhosting is the next important step
because this is necessary to gain a
place on the net. Tie up with a Web
hosting firm which can provide you the
service you require for maintaining your
website. Some of the things you should
see are compatibility with big ecommerce
providers, educated staff, a fast
connection, good technical support and
good uptime. Beware of several
“fly-by-night” companies who will take
your money and vanish in to thin air.
The Digital Certificate or the SSL
Server Certificate is needed to provide
security to your web store. SSL will
protect your communication in such a way
that your web store can take credit card
details of customers without the fear of
To accept credit card payments you need
an Online or Internet merchant account.
It is very difficult to have an
International Merchant Account in the
U.S... This is because most of the
providers of online transactions are
situated in the United States and
therefore, cannot interact with any of
the outside banks.
Very obviously, a computer system is
required to manage your e-business
effectively. You should research on
which software will be most suitable for
your website and then buy it. This
should be done before purchasing the
hardware as all software applications
don’t run on all types of hardware.
The better your understanding of how
your business is working the better you
can run it. Most of the minor companies
need 3 major programs, initially which
are spreadsheet, low end accounting
software application and word processor.
The key to choosing the right software
is, knowing which functions are required
by your business to run it effectively.
one of our helpful account
representatives to assist you in the
high risk merchant account or
offshore merchant account for a
high risk merchant.