With the complexity of competing in the online industry during these extremely tough financial times, finding the perfect combination of solutions to provide for selling software online can be hard. The best alternative today is to select an e-commerce service provider with resources to best compliment your particular business model. Selling software online presents different challenges than some so the service provider should be able to offer more than just payment options. To provide a comprehensive service for this business model, research e-commerce platform providers; they offer more than a list of global payment methods but also provide an edge in an extremely competitive market. While conducting business throughout the world, vendors need a service provider that can provide a more complete e-commerce solution to work with the growing market.
Promotional features offered by e-commerce service providers offer powerful features that allow the online vendor the ability to design and promote their individual sale promotions and to manage the marketing of their products or services. With the software industry specifically, the use of this feature will perfectly compliment various promotions. By correlating the vendor’s products in the payment page administration area and with marketing tools complete control is obtained for each marketing endeavor.
Some of the control panels that are offered to vendors contain features or tools that differ greatly from provider to provider, so the research into these must be conducted in detail. The more complete e-commerce platform will provide:
•Promotional coupons – This can increase the sales of merchandise simply by offering additional products or services at a reduced rate within a certain time frame or with no time restrictions.
•Up-selling and Cross-selling tools – This gives the vendor the opportunity to increase sales online and the end user to purchase the products that they want by either combining them in bundles or substituting them with higher-priced ones.
•One Click Payment – One Click Payment allows repetitive customers to make online purchases with a single click. For returning customers this feature allows them to make further purchases without having to re-enter credit card information. This information is securely stored on the PCI certified system of G2S.
•Integration Assistant – This feature simplifies generating the script needed to create the Buy Now and Subscribe Now buttons so that with a simple copy and paste the generated script into the web page and the buttons will be ready to use. Once selected, the product and even the discount is applied directly to the payment page.
As you can see, these dynamic features when included into the control panel can have a great impact on sale promotions, and at the same time they can reduce the overall investment into extensive integration time and costs. These features are designed not only for the software industry but are highly useful for membership, digital content and many other applications.