Here are some helpful articles that have been posted on Web Marketing Today over the past month or so about ecommerce sites – Shopping carts, merchant credit card accounts and sales tax collection in the US.
All About Shopping Carts, Part 1. Introduction. Including:
Types of Shopping Carts with example of some leaders in each category
Hosted or Licenses Cart Software
Product and Option Selection Function
How to Shop for a Merchant Credit Card Account – Which allows you to accept credit cards online or accept orders through alternate payment systems like PayPal.
Sales Tax Collection Directions in the United States – Discuses the Streamlined Sales Tax Project being championed by most states to require larger retailers to collect sales tax regardless of where the customer is located.
All about shopping carts – Payment Gateways. Web Marketing Today added a Part 3 in their ecommerce series about payment gateways including –
What Is a Payment Gateway?
What Does a Payment Processor Do?
Popular Payment Gateways