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Are you looking for an answer to a question about eCommerce web design? Are you wondering about an online business, payment gateways, shopping cart products, or your choice of website platform? We are here to help you!

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What is E-Commerce-as-a-Service - EaaS
E-Commerce-as-a-Service is a platform that allows anyone to start their own online business or store. Through our managed eCommerce solutions, we automate your business. We provide all of the features you'd expect from a premium e-commerce solution, but without the hassle of hosting, updates, or security.

We have everything you need to succeed in selling a service, a product, or information online.

Whether you are an individual running your own personal business or a local business looking to expand internationally, we are here to co-create your new business.
How long will it take for my web hosting account to be set up?
Your Hosting account will be setup in the same day when you order our services.
What do I need to sell a product or service online?
We setup your website with everything you need to sell. We build your online store with CMS ecommerce software. You would need product images and a description of your products, content like About us and Terms & Condition document.
How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?
Your new domain will become active in 8-24 hours and will be live.
Why would I Rebuild an eCommerce website?
An online store's appearance, usability, functionality, look and feel, security and credibility convert clients into sales. Outdated code and functionality cause issues - test your site here
Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?
Domain name registration is free for one year as well as web hosting, you may host the website with your own hosting service provider. We prefer that your host use compatible platform software. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.
Will I be able to upload and manage my products on my Store?
Yes, we supply full training and we deliver it on your PC via a remote interface, we skype you and show you how to fully manage your Store.We also make video tutorial how t o upload your products and manage your Store.
What are the advantages of your own e commerce shop?
Expand your business into global market is less expensive.
The cost of marketing and product advertising are 70% cheaper than print and traditional media.
Easy to manage and update product prices and you own the domain and web property
Time saving for both vendor and customer.
An E-commerce is useful in both small and big business.
Mass E-mail information about new product to your customer by using email auto responders.
Marketing and Advertising Cost: With an online eCommerce store you spend less money on advertising and marketing. The preferred method would be, organic search engine traffic, social media traffic and pay-per-click that are cost-effective.
Less Staff: An online store with a automation of check-out, billing, inventory management, payment gateway payments the operational costs is lower and you would need less employees to run your eCommerce business.
No Travel Cost: Customers do not have to travel long distances to reach a physical store as eCommerce allow customers to make their purchase online with a few mouse clicks.
Do you upload my categories and product?
We upload all of your categories, as well as the first 30 products with descriptions and images (depending on the price package). We use a remote interface to show you a remote computer screen.
How do the shopping cart calculate delivery/shipping costs?
Our flat rate shipping calculator is part of the default setting. For more advance shipping we setup a delivery database for different geographical area's via postal codes. The shipping calculator  list the delivery charge when the client checks out the products.
How do I know when an order has been placed on my Store?
You will receive an email from your website and an email from the payment gateway.
Do I need an SSL Certificate for online transactions?
SSL certificates are required for websites in order to protect user data, validate website ownership, prevent attackers from building a false version of the site, and establish trust to users.
Google is encouraging websites to use an SSL certificate on their sites.
Google's goal is to establish itself as a reliable search engine and aim to only display secure websites in its search results. That's why HTTPS websites get a ranking boost from Google for a valid SSL Certificate.
Do I own my e-commerce website can I host it with another hosting company?
We register your domain in your name, you own the domain and the website property if fully paid and may host your website with another hosting company. Our terms and conditions apply to transfering your website to a 3rd party hosting company.
How many email can I have?
You may have up to 5 emails.
What is the difference with webs.co.za and shared hosted online store?
We provide managed hosting, domain renewal, updates, and maintenance, whereas some service providers do not allow you to transfer your website property, require a monthly hosting fee, and in most cases do not provide managed hosting and maintenance services.
Can you provide statistics on how many people viewed each product on my website?
You need to register a free account with Google analytics where you can view your ecommerce store's  stats.
I am not able to get an PayPal account is there an alternative payment gateway?
2Checkout accept South Africans and is an excellent alternative to PayPal, 2CO is an intelligent choice if you want to get rid of PayPal complications.
Can I start an online store for free?
If you are just starting out and want to get a feel for how to operate an online store, a free platform can be a good option. If you are planning to build your own e-commerce store, there are a number of e-commerce platforms out there, but not all of them are free. The most popular free e-commerce platform is WooCommerce. Other options include Shopify Lite and Square for retail businesses.

To get started with an online store, you will need to choose a platform and then select a plan. Some platforms offer a free plan, and usually have limited features. If you want to start an online store for free, you can use one of the following platforms:

Shopify Lite
Square For Retail

These platforms all have free plans that you can use to start your online store. Each platform has its own set of features and limitations, so be sure to choose the one that best suits your needs. Woocommerce is open source. It is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms and is used by many large businesses and can be hosted by any hosting company. Shopify and Square are proprietary software that can only be used on servers run by those companies.

Shopify: Shopify is a hosted ecommerce platform that provides everything you need to create and operate your online store. Shopify offers a 14-day free trial.
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