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How to choose an eCommerce Hosting Plan
When choosing an eCommerce Plan for your company, there are a number of considerations. 

How many items do you plan on selling?
If the number is under 150 items, then Shopsite Manager SC or Shopsite Manager TX will provide a solution that will work comfortably with your business, while lowering your initial and recurring costs.  If you plan on selling over 150 items, our designers strongly recommend you choose Shopsite Pro SC or Shopsite Pro TX. The extra setup costs, will be offset by the time savings during the designing of your store. Shopsite has advanced features for working with large numbers of products and an integral search engine will help your customers easily find the product they are looking for.

Do you need an associate program?
If having an associate program is important to you, associates are people that by sending visitors to your site, they receive a fixed amount, or a percentage of what the visitor spent at your store. This approach to eCommerce was popularized by Amazon.com.  If associates are important to you then, you will need to go with ShopsitePRO SC regardless of the number of items you have.

Do you need product upselling?
Do you sell products in a variety of sizes, if so product upselling can be the key to your eCommerce success. With product upselling Shopsite will ask the customer if they would like to change from that 10 oz bag of widgets for the 2 LB box of widgets for only $1.00 more.  This is another feature that is only available in Shopsite Pro SC and Shopsite Pro TX.

Do you need to compute and keep track of a large number of different sales tax percentages?
Shopsite TX is available in both Shopsite Manager TX and Shopsite Pro TX versions. TX versions of shopsite include Taxware. Instead of a drop down list of tax rates that the user chooses from, Shopsite TX automaticlly charges the correct percentage based on visitor's shipping or billing address and your shipping address, and keep record of the amount of sales tax collected.

Do you want to allow your visitors to register at your store?
Shopsite TX allows visitors of your site to register at your store and perform functions like self service order tracking. Registered users will also be able to see the items they purchased in the past, and automaticly be notified when an item is shipped, or back ordered.

Do you need to automatically process credit cards?
Shopsite Manager SC, Manager TX, Pro SC, and Pro TX all have the ability to handle credit card transactions and process the credit card numbers with one click ease. The merchant just clicks on the bill button, once the order is ready to be shipped. SC packages use a third party to process creditcards, like Cybercash or Payment net. TX packages use the Transact server that automaticly performs fraud detection using address verification. Backorders, Credits and partial shipments are handled in the back office, along with other store functions. With SC packages, credits are issued in the merchant area of the 3rd party processor you chose.

Based on these questions you should have an idea of which eCommerce solution would fit your situation. You can use this chart to do a quick feature assessment.

Click on the package you are interested for an in depth look at the features and pricing.

Products
150
Unlimited
150
Unlimited
Associates
NO
YES
NO
NO
Upselling
NO
YES
NO
YES
Integrated Search
NO
YES
NO
YES
Taxware
NO
NO
YES
YES
Buyer Registration
NO
NO
YES
YES
UPS Zones
NO
NO
YES
YES
Credit Card Support
YES
YES
YES
YES
Credits, Backorder, Partial Shipment in back office
NO
NO
YES
YES
Credits issued in 3rd party processor merchant area.
YES
YES
NO
NO

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