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Learn 5 steps essential for an effective web presence and how they determine a winning strategy. Our goal-oriented approach uses marketing, business development, & management techniques to help you create a web site tailored for your business. Contact Myra Nicholas at mnicholas@anson-bowles.com to get a schedule or ask about our self-paced tutorials.


Getting Paid Online

What do I need?

If are selling products and/or services on your website and want to accept payment through your website you will need a shopping cart. There are many types of payment systems, types of shopping carts, and they all have different features.

Why do I need it?

A shopping cart gives your visitor a chance to buy your product or service the moment they see it. This increases the chance you will get a sale.

Where do I get it?

On static websites, you can use a simple shopping cart like the one PayPal offers. Their directions make it easy to configure, and offers common features like shipping rates, sales tax, and other options. It is perfect for those building a static site.

Most database-driven websites have plug ins that support shopping carts (and many process their payments through PayPal) and support a lot more options than a simple "buy now" button and an "add to cart" button.

Can I...

Do it myself?

If you are adding a cart to a static website, creating the cart using the paypal code is not that difficult with a little help. You don't need to buy any special programs. Adding a cart to a database-driven website yourself is far more complex a good idea.

Learn How?

Yes. We offer a tutorial with easy directions to help you utilize the requirements that are available with static websites.

We offer "adding features to your website" workshops that cover updating, shopping carts, forms and more for static websites. We are not offering any classes for database-driven sites.

Hire a professional?

Whichever type you choose, Anson-Bowles can add any features to your website you choose.

Do without it?

Yes, you can!

How interactive do you need your site to be?.

Simple Paypal Buy Now Buttons

Running an online business requires an easy way to accept credit cards and other payments. PayPal Website Payments Standard gets you up and running in minutes. Accept all major credit cards, plus debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal balance payments, for just one low per-transaction fee using a single, secure solution. We have extensive experience with paypal carts and buy now buttons.

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