E-COMMERCE SOLUTIONS

What is e-Commerce?

The term eCommerce, e-Commerce, or Electronic Commerce refers to the buying and selling of goods online through the use of online stores.

Anyone can own and operate an eCommerce store, and many popular retail stores also offer online purchases through their website.

e-Commerce defines the act of buying and selling products or services onlineAnother alternative is an eCommerce marketplace, such as Amazon.com and eBay.com. These websites allow sellers to upload their own products and sell them through one inclusive domain.

Many of these platforms take credit card payments and electronic payments through PayPal and similar services.
What back-end elements should an e-Commerce site have?

  • For all e-Commerce site owners, the ability to monitor, measure, and manage all online transactions is essential!
  • If online retailers don't take care to track and archive this important information, receipts and order forms may end up floating away in cyberspace.
  • Comprehensive, digital records for customer accounts, orders, and sales activity in general can boost not only efficiency, but productivity as well.

FireStorm Communications offers complete e-commerce solutions for your business. We can guide you to the platform that best suits your specific needs, create a design that will communicate your brand, and ensure sound technology and functionality. How do these services affect the success of your business? Improved customer experience, increased conversion rates, increased average order value, and decreased operating costs.

Do it right the first time!

FireStorm Communications' preferred ecommerce platform: ShopSite®

Award winning ShopSite® is the easiest-to-use shopping cart software for small to medium-sized businesses. With this e-commerce software and intuitive interface, you can have a store online in 15 minutes. With this rich feature set you won't outgrow our catalog software, and you will not need expensive add-ons in order to have a fully functioning cart.

Here is a Sample of the many ecommerce shopping websites we have (see below for demos):

See Demos in action, click on the button.

ShopSite Features Comparison

Pricing Starter Manager Pro
FREE*
$29.95/month
$79.95/quarter
$299.95/year**

$49.95/month $139.95/quarter $539.95/year**
Store Building Tools Starter Manager Pro
Browser-based Interface check check check
Store Setup Wizard check check check
Basic/Advanced Editing check check check
Context-Sensitive Help check check check
Full Control Over Store Look-and-Feel check check check
15 Product / 5 Page Limit icon
Unrestricted Number of Products/Pages check check
More Information Pages check check
Search Engine Friendly HTML Pages check check check
Automatic Multiple Page Generation check
Page Preview check check
Commerce-Enable Existing Websites check check check
Works With And Web Editing Tools check check check
Store Layout Themes check check check
Flexible Store Templates check check check
Custom Template Upload and Edit check check
Copy Pages and Products check check
Custom Page Extensions check
Advanced Image Handling check check
Image Resize check check check
Automatic Thumbnail Creation check check
Visual Color Selection Tool check check check
Customize Store Text check check check
Catalog Management Tools Starter Manager Pro
Data Import Wizard (bulk upload) check check
Products & Pages XML Upload/Download check
PowerEdit check check
Global PowerEdit check
Searchable Products Database check
Searchable Pages Database check
Media Library Manager check check check
Business Tools Starter Manager Pro
Order Download into QuickBooks check check
Easy Order Printing check check check
Automatic Order Download in XML format check check
Searchable Orders Database check
Store Statistics check check check
Google Analytics Integration check
Packing Slips check check check
Inventory Tracking check
Secure Order Management check check check
Security / Reliability / Efficiency Starter Manager Pro
VISA CISP/PABP Compliant check check check
Page and Product Databases in SQL check check check
Written in Fast, Compiled C Code check check check
Orders Stored on Encrypted Server check check check
Order System Tracking check check check
Merchant Security Status Indicator check check check
CVV2 Fraud Protection check check check
PayPal, Google Checkout & WorldPay Fraud Protection check check check
Verified by Visa for Verisign check check check
Verisign Fraud Control check check check
Human Order Validation check check check
Option Not to Store Credit Card Numbers check check check
Does Not Require Cookies check check check
Database Management check check check
Easily Upgradable check check check
Customer Service Tools Starter Manager Pro
Customer Registration check
Merchant Notification of Orders check check check
Automatic Customer Receipts check check check
HTML Customer Receipts check check
Shopping Cart Features Starter Manager Pro
Order Total on First Cart Page check check check
Secure Order Capture check check check
Real-time Credit Card Processing check check check
Product Images in Shopping Cart check check
Minimum Order Value check check check
Minumum Per-Product Order Quantity check
Shopping Cart Templates check check
Order Confirmation Page check check
Optional/Required Address Fields check check
Email Address Validation check check check
Freeze Order Options in Shopping Cart check
Separate Shipping and Billing Addresses check check check
Ship Only to Billing Address check check
Custom Checkout Fields check
Cart Info as JavaScript Variables check
Merchant Check-out Javascript check
Mini-Cart on Store Pages check
Merchandising Tools Starter Manager Pro
Google Product Search (formerly Froogle) check check
Google Sitemaps check check
Add An Auction check check check
Customer Reward Program check
Tell-A-Friend Links check check
Gift Certificates check
Customer Registration check
Digital Coupons check
Digital Downloads check
Variable Pricing check
Opt-In Email Marketing Manager check check check
Flexible Product Placement check check check
Associates Tracking check
Configurable Store Search check check
Advanced Product Search check
Put Products on Sale check check
Product Quantity Discounts check
Order Discounts check
Product Upsell/Cross-sell check check
Unlimited Product Options check check check
Per-option Pricing check check
Order Anywhere check check check
Order Anywhere by SKU check
MetaTag Editing check check
All Catalog Pages Indexable By Search Engines check check check
Commerce Tools Starter Manager Pro
Dual Currency Support check check check
Configurable Payment Types check check check
Real-Time Credit Card Processing check check check
Google Checkout check check check
PayPal Website Payments Pro check check check
PayPal Payment Method check check check
NetBanx Payment Method check check check
PsiGate Payment Method check check check
Authorize.Net eCheck.net Payment Method check check check
WorldPay Payment Method check check check
YourPay Payment Method check check check
Flexible Shipping and Handling Options check check check
Real-Time FedEx Shipping Quotes check check
Real-Time UPS Address Validation check check
Real-Time UPS Rates and Services check check
Free Shipping check check
Product and Order Handling Charges check check
Selectable Surcharges check
Flexible Tax Options check check check
Zip/Postal Code-Based Tax Calculation check check check
Advance Developer Tools Starter Manager Pro
Page and Product Templates check check
Shopping Cart Templates check check
Search Results Templates check check
Customer Registration Templates check
Gift Certificate Templates check
Tell-A-Friend Templates check check
Custom Page Extensions check
Custom Shipping API check
Order API check
XML Upload/Download API check
XML Order Download API check check
Custom Checkout Fields check
Configurable Extra Page Fields check
Configurable Extra Product Fields check
Order Transfer into QuickBooks check check
Pricing Starter Manager Pro
FREE*
$29.95/month
$79.95/quarter
$299.95/year**

$49.95/month $139.95/quarter $539.95/year**

*Shopsite Starter is included free with Web hosting plans.
**Save $60 when you purchase an annual plan.

For more information, call us at 1-218-634-9491 or use our contact page.

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