|Building of a new B2C site, comments?|
| 5:27 pm on Apr 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I will shortly be buliding some Ecommerce Site (taking orders over the web).
So far, I have gotten quite a good grasp on what people are willing to supply, and what they aren't (Credit Cards Numbers, for istance)
I'll do most of the things in php, with a database (probably mysql) in the background.
- So, when building an E-Commerce site aimed (mainly) at the consumer, what are the pitfalls, what do i have to look out for?
- Except for Yahoo, where should I spend money registering it?
- Are there any alternatives to faxback and credic card details over a secure (ssl) form?
| 5:42 pm on Apr 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Suggest you include:
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| 6:00 pm on Apr 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
A terms and conditions page specifying returns policy, shipping policy, any locations you don't accept orders from, etc. etc is good too
>> Conditions of Use
Might be what Mr Mackin meant here, not sure. Is that US terminology?
I've found that people ARE willing to enter the c/c details, if you can reassure them that it is secure (so maybe a security policy as well), and they have off-line channels available to complain to. A phone number and postal address goes a long way to establishing credibility
| 8:00 pm on Apr 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I started out the same way you are... but realized that re-inventing the wheel is only fun for a little while. You may want to consider using open source solutions like osCommerce, a PHP solution with mySql database, or Interchange if you like perl more. In either case find a web host who offers these as features. For current discussions here see:
RedHat Akopia Interchange vs. osCommerce: osCommerce easy / RedHat a pain but better? [webmasterworld.com]
| 8:22 pm on Apr 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Conditions of Use
at the BOTTOM
I'd use that as an example
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