We use the CS-Cart platform for many of our websites. It is easy to use, extremely fast, and highly configurable.
It is our favorite shopping cart system that we've used. You can get more information on its capabilities, benefits, and features at their site.
By far, the most time-consuming process of building a new site is creating all the product pages and optimizing them for best visibility.
Purchase and install the software, configure it to work properly, set up payment processing and shipping tables, and then start creating pages for each individual product while prioritizing optimizing it for SEO. That's how we did it when first starting out. It's a lot of work and takes tons of time!
However, if you'd like us to build you a ready to go website using the latest Cs-Cart platform and pre-populated with our self defense products, we are now taking orders for these. Your brand new website will have all the bells and whistles offered by cs-cart. Cost includes the purchase of a cs-cart license which is good for one year of updates. If you want version upgrades after that, you'll have to purchase a discounted license for another year.
With the latest version of cs-cart, your site will be mobile-friendly and will show perfectly on all platforms including desktop, mobile, and tablets.
Once we finish your website (about 3-4 weeks) and hand the reins over to you, you will be able to do anything you'd like to the website. It's yours. You can add other products, edit prices, change the design, add pages, etc. The site also comes with a pre-installed blog that you can post to whenever you'd like.
Within 24 hours after we receive your order for your complete website, we'll send you an email with more information so we can get started building your site.
If you have any questions, let us know and we'll get them answered for you.
Need to Know
If you are new to having a website, here's basically what you'll need:
Domain name - www. your website name .com
SSL Certificate - secures your website (these come free now with most web hosts)
Hosting Provider - Where your website will live (on which server) - If you would like us to Host your site for you, we can do so for $30.00 a month.
Merchant Account - Integrates with the shopping cart to give you the ability to accept credit cards. You can use Paypal if you want, but you won't be able to list all products such as the telescopic steel batons. Paypal just doesn't allow them to be sold using Paypal.