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Do you have a merchant ID number? if not you should contact your bank to get one first, as this can take fourteen days to receive, contacting your bank first will be especially useful if you are under a tight deadline. Do not let them try and charge your for this! You only need the number.
Here are a few tips and pointers on ecommerce which should help you plan for your online shop. These are questions our website designers would be asking you after your enquiry to find out more about what you are looking for and what you need.
To avoid repetition, we will include product parameters for items that are a single item, but available in different sizes or colours.
Here's an example using a pet shop, you should decide how many tiers and sub tiers you will need for your products, for example:
A one tier system would be if you were just selling one type of animal. eg.
A two tier shop (Category | Sub Category)
A three tier system would be if you sold cats or dogs (Category | Sub Category | Sub Sub Category):
A four tier system would be:
Whether the item is fragile, the type of postage needed, any extras that may come with the item, or perhaps the method of delivery.
These are just an example using pets, the more we understand your products the more we can avoid repeating the same data when building your shop and product database.
You don't need to answer all of these questions just yet, but if your serious about your ecommerce enabled online shop you should plan ahead and incorporate some of these ideas. It will make it much easier to update your site in the future and will keep the cost down.
If we have answers to all the above questions then we will be able to provide you with a detailed quote for your ecommerce project.