Giant provides quality online merchant & shopping systems. The problem for many businesses is that while they appreciate the potential of doing business online, it is difficult to determine the best way to start off. Essentially, doing business on the internet can be broken down into four main components:
The obvious requirement is an on-line store, or commerce-enabled website where goods or services can be described and selected. Giant can develop online shops for existing websites or for completely new sites starting from a blank page. Online stores are constructed to suit your organisation’s requirements (website traffic, product lines, images, quantities available etc). We make sure your online store works the way you do.
Once you have a system in place it is a simple matter of updating the website with your latest products & services, providing descriptions and quality photographs of the products. This can all be easily managed through a client-controlled Content Management System.
While it is possible to run an on-line store without accepting on-line payments, this is cumbersome and rarely successful. Accepting on-line payments via credit cards is currently the most effective means of online transactions but requires high level of security precautions.
There are two main options available for online payment processing:
- Client-hosted payment processing – links the website directly to your financial institutional
- Payment Gateways – links your website to your bank via a 3rd party secured payment facility
Depending on your specific needs, Giant can put together a tailored solution for accepting payments on your online store front. We can assist in identifying reputable payment gateways who have the necessary security infrastructure to keep your transactions and customer details safe and secure.
Once you've made your sale, you've got to deliver the goods. During the ordering process the website will collect all the delivery & billing details you require and can be automatically forwarded on to your sales team for immediate processing.
Once your online store is up and running we recommend that the site is search engine optimised so that your future clients can easily locate your store via search engines such as Google and Yahoo. We can also assist in developing online advertising strategies to further promote your site