Simple for your customers to use, making your site easy to shop. All the key features
of e-commerce are bundled together in the Americart service.
Americart system paid for itself less than 4 hours after our shopping cart went
online. Our hearty recommendations.
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suggest you take a look at an actual example from one of client's websites visit
and press "Products". Try adding an item or two to your shopping cart!
Then try checking out. If you choose a "secure server" payment option,
you'll see all the signs that indicate to the customer that the propitary information
they are about to enter is indeed secure.
Or, try our sample product ordering page,
which has a variety of product ordering arrangements.
cart -- Americart
provides all the features that are standard in the most sophisticated e-commerce
facilities on the Web:
can added to the cart from any page on your website.
displays a summary of the shopping cart contents when an item is added to the
- the visitor
can view the contents of the cart no matter what page they are on (so long as
that page has a "view cart" button).
ability to change the quantity of an item currently in the cart.
the ability to "continue to shop" from the cart-viewing page, returning
the visitor to the last page they were shopping on; or to "check out".
ability to "empty the cart" with the click of a single link on the cart
- the ability
to choose from multiple shipping methods (ground, 2-day express, 1-day express,
etc.) of your choosing.
Support for various currencies, units of measure, etc.
checkout / secure order page
Same with the checkout process: Americart provides all the features that are
standard in the most sophisticated e-commerce facilities on the Web:
threshold below which you can charge a small order fee, reminding customers to
increase their order amount.
of ordering and payment methods for you to offer your customers.
Support for various currencies, units of measure, etc.
Calculates sales tax for application to "home state" customer orders. Multiple
home states and variable tax rate handled also.
all the standard information required for a particular selection of form of payment
(e.g., credit card order).
up a secure order page when customers are asked to provide credit card information,
fields in order submissions for completeness.
credit card numbers to assure mathematic validity, i.e. whether they are a legitimate
VISA number, MasterCard number, etc. (This is different from real-time validation
of a credit card charge, which is a separate service, requiring a merchant account
are sent securely to the email address of your choice.
Issues unique order numbers to you and the shopper to match them up with their
order for inquiries.
Basic services. Most clients that come to us for e-commerce find the
following set of services sufficient:
standard installation service covers a wide variety of shipping cost arrangements
and payment methods.
with website. The
end result of this service is "Add to Cart" buttons everywhere you want
to allow a customer to add a product to the shopping cart. "View Cart"
and "Checkout" buttons are routinely added (at no extra charge) to every
page that has an "Add to Cart" button on it. There are a variety of
options here to suit your personal needs (including slots for entering in the
quantity of a particular product, etc.). Here are some of the possible product
The default is to use the following graphics
on a white background. However, most clients choose to have us quickly create
custom designs that better match their website's design (based on graphics or
graphical themes currently on their site).
(1 year renewable annually)
(1 hr. labor)
Also: non-standard items requiring extra work (color choices,
material choices, etc.) are more. Click
here for some common examples and prices.
custom design of e-commerce graphics:
to cart" button (on product pages)
cart" button (on product pages)
button (on product pages)
graphic for top of cart and checkout pages (usually adapted
from your logo)
shopping" button (on shopping cart page)
now" button (on shopping cart page)
on Americart, e-commerce, etc.
In our table of services and costs above, what we mean by "item" is
each place you want to add an item to a cart. So if you want to enable addition
of the same product to the shopping cart, from 2 different locations on your website,
that counts as 2 items, not 1.
services. We have found that clients also need or want the following
services from time to time:
product ordering features
Our standard integration accomodates a wide variety of arrangements click
here for examples. Occasionally, clients have something a little different
in mind, and we're happy to accomodate, whenever it is technically possible.
Our services above have been described in terms of adding e-commerce to an existing
website, with already present product presentations. As a premier web design company,
we naturally also are happy to create the product listings in the first place,
if you don't already have them.
RECOMMENDATION: If you have a lot of
products, complement your "full-page" product presentations with "line
listing" pages that have thumbnail product images, brief product descriptions,
and price options. And allow visitors to add the product to their shopping cart
from both places.
Sometimes clients are interested in changing one or more of the standard checkout
forms, or even adding new ones. Everything below the "purchased items"
table and above the "Submit Secure Order" button is customizable!
design of e-commerce graphics
As mentioned above, we standardly create custom versions of the 7 e-commerce graphics
above, as simple adaptations (45 mins. labor) of your website's design theme,
or your business logo (if it is available on the site). We can also do much more
elaborate custom designs of these graphics, as well as scan in your logo (if it
is not on the site) and work from the scan, create other graphics (such as the
Free Shipping graphic below) as appropriate, etc.
arrangements of shipping costs
Sometimes certain types of shipping arrangements require additional work. For
instance, if your shipping cost is by total weight of purchase, then we need to
obtain from you the weight of each product, and, throughout your website, "tag"
each product (invisibly) with its weight.
combinations of e-commerce technologies
For example, we custom-designed the product page (show below) on the Parrillo
Performance website so that: (a) multiple products could be ordered
at once; and (b) the total of these products is instantly tallied on the page
itself. These features combine the Americart e-commerce package with special-purpose
Powerful discount options are possible for all your quantity-based discounts and
sale needs. Multiple breakpoints, selectable by partnumber or range of partnumbers.
Discount by percent, flat amount, or just set the price.
downloadable or password-protected products
Sometimes your product may be an electronic document, a PC application program,
an audio or video file, or some other item that you want the purchaser to be able
to download after their ordr has been accepted. It is also possible to have the
"product" be a password-protected directory to which the purchaser will
be provided a link after their purchase has gone through.
with a merchant account and real-time credit card validation
Click here for more information
on how to set this up. If you already have an Authorize.net account, it usually
takes us about a half an hour to adjust the settings of your Authorize.net and
Americart accounts so that the ensemble does the right thing.
something else in mind? Please let us
know what you have in mind! The number of possibilities are too great
for us to list them all here.
Americart offers a bundle of features, for as low as $23
per month (which comes to $276 per year). You just
can't get this set of features anywhere else for this price! We've
tried and that's one of the reasons we recommend Americart.
order page. If you were to try to get your own secure site certificate,
here's what you'd pay:
cost of a secure site certificate
on up (per year); or Thawte: $149
on up (per year).
cost of a generating a secure key
Generate secure keys for the secure server software and certificate. Typical cost:
$100 one-time fee.
of installing the secure server software onto your hosting server
Typical cost: $100 one-time fee.
service cost for using the secure site certificate
Typical cost: $20 / month ($240 / year).
$589 for the first year; $389 per year thereafter (if you don't
switch hosting services). Note: because Americart is a third-party service, you
can move your website to a different hosting service, and your website's Americart
e-commerce hook-up will still work.
Cart / Checkout. It is possible
to get free shopping cart software. However, that's all you get! You don't get
a secure order page, because "a secure web page" is not a piece of software,
but a set of services. Also, whatever software you get is limited to the features
it has at the time you get it. Americart is constantly improving and expanding
the features of its e-commerce services.
Enchanted Websites is one of only two companies recommended by Americart performing
for this service. We've
installed the Americart Shopping Cart Service for the following clients:
Arpel (stock market ticker symbol: ADPL) received much acclaim
for introducing the European facial to an eager U.S. market in
the 1970s. The company soon became a household name for women
seeking top-of-the-line skin care products and services. Today,
Adrien Arpel is one of the most respected skin care lines in the
world, and Adrien Arpel products are available
in most upscale department stores and select salons.
only natural: strikingly attractive, hand-poured Palm Wax Candles
that burn cleaner; fragrances that are 100% essential oils; wicks
made of top-grade cotton.
Flori Roberts was the first department store line of cosmetics
developed specifically for African-American women. Flori Roberts
is well-known for starting the trend to associate models with
cosmetic lines. Billie Blair, one of the first African American
runway models, was also a Flori Roberts model. We also feature
the Patti LaBelle Signature Lip and Nail Collection. Flori Roberts
products are sold through upscale and mid-fashion department stores
like Caron Pirie Scott, Macy's and JCPenney. Flori Roberts' loyal
clientele and ever-growing popularity maintains the line's position
as an icon in the cosmetic industry.
award-winning singer, Patti LaBelle, has
decided to share her impeccable sense of style and elegance with
everyone by introducing Patti Labelle, "Signature" fragrance,
along with "Girlfriend", which represents a totally different
side of "Miss Patti". Check out her skin care products and special
packages as well.
Hayman, Bevery HillsTM
A fashion and beauty expert for over 20 years (who has dressed
everyone from Barbra Streisand to Princess Grace), Gale Hayman
has devoted her life to the pursuit of an inner and outer beauty
for all women. Co-founder of the internationally renowned Giorgio
Boutique, author of the definitive beauty guide, "How Do I Look?",
internationally syndicated Columnist, creator of the legendary
Giorgio fragrance, and style and beauty consultant to the most
glamorous women in Hollywood. The exclusive, Gale Hayman Beverly
Hills line of fragrances, color cosmetics, long term treatment
and immediate skin care products, bring the beauty secrets of
Hollywood, to women everywhere. With Gale Hayman signature products,
every woman can look as young as she feels
confident in her appearance, and glowing with the glamour of youthful
Lights Candle Company
The 3rd best-selling manufacturer of candles in the Northeastern
United States. A new tradition in candle excellence. All Bright
Lights candles are made of the purest natural materials.
The internationally acclaimed cosmetic line (and bestselling
book) that revolutionized the world of color cosmetics by introducing
the concept of choosing color by season.Their Color Harmony
Index defines your seasonal cosmetic color pallette by combining
your personal attributes such as hair color, skin tone, and
eye color, to help you determine which Season will look best
on you their warm colors, Autumn and Spring, or cool colors,
Summer and Winter.
The original collectible, squeezable celebrity bath ducks, from
Groucho Marx to Betty Boop, Shakespeare to Mae West. You'll
quack up when you see these!
Cosmetics and Skincare
supermodel, Iman: "Throughout
my career, I had to create makeup that looked good on me by
being a good chemist. I decided to introduce my own line because
I realized that there wasn't a product on the market that met
my needs or the needs of all women with skin of color." IMAN
Cosmetics and Skincare has utilized breakthrough ingredients
and advanced technology to develop superior products for women
of color. Today, IMAN Cosmetics and Skincare can be found all
over the world in upscale and mid-fashion department stores
like Carson Pirie Scott and JCPenney, as well as, cosmetic and
fragrance destinations like Cosmetics Plus.
Lisa Wray Tradigital Art Gallery
Lisa Wray's "tradigital art" combines traditional
painting media, photography and graphics with digital media
software and tools.
art has been described as "a meditation in pictures, colors,
shapes and forms. The whole effect engages both the mind and
the heart and lifts us into another level. . . many [of her
works] are reminiscent of Dali and his surrealism
we are in another space, where nature forms and human forms
coexist and tell a dream like story."
Serving recognition product needs for Law Enforcement, Government,
Organizations, Associations, Hospitals, Clubs and Corporations.
Custom Police Badges and Jewelry are our specialty!
Recognizing the need for an upscale brand targeting black
women, BioCosmetic recently launched the Interface line of prestige
cosmetics, which joins other prestige ethnic brands such as
Roberts and Iman.
Interface was created to enhance all that is beautiful in black
women. State-of-the-art technology and sophistication are incorporated
into everyday beauty essentials formulated especially for black
skin. At the core of the Interface philosophy is a caring for
and nurturing of the complexion. Since black women's skin concerns
are as diverse as their skin tones, Interface has created a
comprehensive family of treatment and color cosmetics to meet
their most persistent challenges.
unbiased advice and counseling to prospective franchisees at
an affordable price. Our Franchise Buyer's Guide & Workbook
is an excellent 'how-to' guide and definitive franchise resource.
It includes information not available in bookstores that will
show anyone how to find and buy the best franchised business
as well as perform complete due diligence on any franchise opportunity
without expensive outside help.
John Parrillo has guided the world's top bodybuilders in developing
programs for nutrition and fitness training; now you too can
benefit from his programs, products, and publications.
maid service offers quality cleaning in the Austin, Texas area.
We represent the ultimate in customer convenience, including:
same-day maid service; free grocery delivery with each visit;
quality control; and an online grocery store.
From Nature, Inc.
out" our systems from the toxins it accumulates is a necessary
part of a healthy lifestyle. Our
herbal "clean-out" products do precisely that in the
most natural and high-quality manner.
Creative solutions to your "present" dilemmas.
Specializing in corporate
gifts and gift baskets for personal occasions. Your gift will
get rave reviews and will be a welcome change from flowers and
our e-commerce upgrade: I need to
change shopping carts. Currently, I am using
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nutshell, I have an e-commerce site on which
I need to change the shopping cart.
our e-commerce upgrade: AWESOME!!!
Looks great! Ill go in and tweak it now to
match copy to pricing per your previous e-mail.
Thanks a lot! Im very excited.
The world's largest publisher of advertising/animation art (for
Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Hershey, and many others).
The new way to carry stuff is Small Black Dog's ingenious line
of hands-free convertible bags: 2 bags all in one. You'll be
amazed at their versatility and function. Featured on QVC and
Home Shopping Network.
The leader in natural
care products. Specially
formulated using natural ingredients, LaCrista skin care products
are hypo-allergenic and gentle enough for even the most sensitive
Lynch Home Page
Award-winning home page of the recording artist, composer of the
platinum album, Deep Breakfast.
The #1 distributor of natural cold cereals in the United States.
Superior health products from around the world, with a special
emphasis on Europe. Exclusive U.S. importer of leading edge European
nutritional product lines.
IndoamericanPharmacy.com provides top-notch prescription
medicines at discount prices that can't be beat. Through our commitment,
experience, and expertise, Indoamericanpharmacy.com has established
a business relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime.
our e-commerce upgrade: For
some reason some customers are unable to place
orders. ( They have informed me by e-mail) The
PayPal is becoming popular way to pay. In my website,
PayPal page is also not properly set up. I will
feel much better when Americart is set up and
customers do not have problems in placing orders.
our e-commerce upgrade: Thank you very
much with all the help you have provided. I really
appreciate it. You are very good at what you do.
- The Sadkhin Complex
Dr. Sadkhin's revolutionary approach to self-health care, based
on seasonal and human rhythms.
The finest custom design lapel pins available anywhere. Wide range
of stock designs as well.
Specializing in bringing you "doorways to the Divine".
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