eCommerce websites are built differently, but they all use the same basic functions. The ability to accept credit cards is clearly a defining factor. Most times the credit does not actually process through your website, for security reasons, but processes through a payment gateway. A payment gateway is a company that works with the credit card companies to be sure that all credit card transactions are processed securely and credit card numbers are not stored by small businesses. You must have an account with a payment gateway (we’ll show you how to do this) to accept credit card on your website. Although your transactions will process through a gateway, the viewer will never know or be directed away from your website. Your website will be guarded with 128-bit encryption using an SSL certificate, making fraud nearly impossible. When a purchase is made the money will be transferred directly into your businesses’ bank account.
When an order is placed, the customer’s purchase and payment information will come into your administration section. You will login with your desired username and password to view this information. Through the admin section you will also be able to add new products, update products, and maintain your whole website.