Our shopping is
provided as a standard feature for every website hosted on our
network, no extra charge, no extra fees. It has become
one of the primary tools of our customer base making it one of
the core products of our hosting service.. The biggest reason is
the simplicity and ease of use. Our cart is one of the most
powerful ecommerce platforms available, but we have simplified
the process so anyone can use it and understand it.
This page will list many of
the features of our shopping cart but don't be afraid of all the
technology. It is simple to use and fully supported by email and
phone. Just call us for help and all the scary
parts will make sense. You are never alone when you do not
understand an order or when adding a new feature has you confused.
Can you really even put a value on quality phone support when
your business is at stake?
Try calling our
competitors and see how helpful they are and see if they really
understand their own software. Usually they just tell you that
you can do everything you need, that is until you actually try to
do it, then you are on your own.
So lets talk about what our
shopping cart offers. It is a small to mid level ecommerce
platform not intended for large retailers like walmart.com or
target.com so the tools are based on the needs of small retailers.
The total capacity of the cart
is 2500 items which puts a cap on the size of the businesses
using it. We set limits to insure we can provide the full hosting
service for $20 a month. We could never provide walmart with a
shopping cart for $20 a month and we would never try. Other
hosting companies that offer large retailers carts with 50,000+
products have complex and expensive systems designed to meet the
needs of very large companies with shipping warehouses and
hundreds of employees.
Since our shopping cart is
designed for the smaller business it is less complex and offers
unique features that only small business need.
Most businesses cannot afford
the ecommerce systems that those major retailers use and without
a sizable staff of programmers and webmasters they could never
even manage the website.
If you are a small business
and you are looking at an ecommerce solution that advertises how
they provide services to fortune 500 companies, then you are
probably looking at the wrong hosting solution for your business.
Look at what our
shopping cart offers:
- Simple fill in the form to add items. Upload photos, edit the
descriptions. Easy to o back and manage items, change any of the
fields and update stock levels.
Add and remove items
Edit items, descriptions, prices and
quantities in real time
Upload photos to items
Change stock numbers
Full WYSIWYG editing support
- Manage the item categories, rename, add new or remove entire
categories such as clearance items that sold out.
Remove an entire category of items in
Multiple Cart Styles
& Looks - with 4 unique carts to choose from and
countless settings for each the number of looks is endless. Keep
it simple with the basic browse or go all out with the estore's
pop over displays and over the top effects. Each of the carts
allows for customization from clickable design options to full
access to the actual page code. So the sky is the limit with the
page styles and design options.
Customize Each Layout
( for advanced users ) - When the countless looks we
have will not get your page in the style you want, don't worry.
Each item page, shopping cart, menu and layout can be fully
customized using css or html. For convenience we provide the
standard layouts html which can be modified by a designer or
anyone with experience. Or build the pages from scratch. Upload
custom templates or just change the layout to make it just the
way you want it.
- Allows users to search your store by keywords. There is also a
search feature in the management area to help when managing items.
Basic keyword search
Advanced search by category, price and
Add a sort form
Sort by price, newest, stock number
- Collect Paypal or Credit cards. Most small merchants start with
paypal then later upgrade to a merchant account as sales permit.
Real time processing provided via the authourizenet gateway which
is compatible with most merchant accounts.
Collect sales tax
block sales by location
Collect payments by paypal standard
Collect sales by paypal website
Collect credit cards
Pay later feature allows order
processing without payment
- Standard rate tables provided by weight, real time UPS and
Fedex quotes or create your own shipping rates or structure.
Shipping calculator can even count the number of boxes and set
rates on the total packages being shipped. Over the years we have
had so many different requests for shipping options and we have
tried to accommodate everyone, so most likely we have what you
US Mail, Fedex, UPS rates provided
Real time UPS, Fedex shipping quotes
Build Domestic, Canadian and
International rate tables
Ship by weight, quantity, price
Flat rate options
In store pickup
Local delivery rate table by zip code
Calculates the number of packages in
Calculate secondary or return shipping
from alternate location for rental items or core returns
Shipping groups to assign different
rates to different products for large freight items or
- Set product options such as sizes and colors. With 4 options
users can choose 4 unique options such as a size large in black.
Or a necklace, size 12 inch, barrel clasp, bead type and even
enter a name to have engraved.
4 sets of options with up to 100
2 additional customer entered options
Custom Fields - In
addition to the product options we offer 10 custom fields that
can be used for unique descriptors, comments or features. This
allows for many different product lines that have unique display
requirements or for internal reference and inventory tracking.
Each field can be added to display pages or just used internally
- Run your own in house affiliate marketing program. Set payout
percentages, allow discounts based on the affiliate for
promotions. Fully automated and tracked, affiliates login to
track their own sales and commissions.
Automated or manual signup
Affiliate login with stats and payouts
Automated banner and link generation
Master affiliate management tools
- lets anyone sell wholesale and retail. Wholesalers will login
to get their discounts which can be priced for each item or set
by % of the order. Pricing can be different for different
Create / Manage wholesale accounts
Wholesale pricing by item or %
Wholesale prices not available to
Management - The advanced tools such as the import and
export allow easy integration into existing business software.
Update quantities or information with one file using a
spreadsheet and upload to update all 2500 items in one click.
Export google/froogle files for online
Complete inventory printable lists
- Sell gift certificates that are issued automatically and
redeemed right on the website. Users can check the remaining
value, apply part of the gift certificate to an order or all to
an order for more than the value and pay the balance in the
Customer can check $ remaining on a
Spend all or part of the value
Apply the value to an order of greater
Create gift certificates manually for
Multi Image Support
- Add multiple images to an item, choose from different display
Add up to 4 images per item in cart (affects
total cart capacity)
Add full HTML descriptions or
additional images to each item
Random Feature -
Set 3, 4 images that can be pulled randomly from a category or
the entire inventory which will rotate in a page for dynamic
content on regular pages.
add to any page
Image Slider - Pull 5 to
20 images from the crat inventory and display them on any page in
a slider format allowing visitors to scroll through your items
with images, descriptions and prices.
add to any page
Image Upload with
Order - If you are doing custom work and need an image
uploaded as part of the order you can specify which items require
this option and the user will be instructed to upload the image
in the checkout process.
Specify only items that require image
Set all items to require customer
- Excellent marketing tool that allows promotions such as buy one
get one free, quantity discounts, percentages off, buy one get
one for half price and so on.
Buy one get one free
buy any number get any number for %
Buy any number get any number for $
$ discounts if spending over set value
Set number of occurances in an order
Set multiple discount groups
- Create unique coupon codes for promotions.
Allow free shipping with coupon
Allow $ off with coupon
Allow % off order with coupon
Cross Selling Items - Set
items that should be displayed with other items for cross selling.
Add to any item page
all carts supported
Use preset stock
numbers for items to be displayed on each item page
Use random items from
Use random items from
one category or the same category as the item
descriptions, prices and names as well as images
- If you have limited quantities or one of a kind items the
inventory control will deduct items when sold.
Prevent purchase of more than in stock
Mark as out of stock when quantity
Warn if trying to buy more than
available in stock
Inventory Control by Item Options
- If you have a red t-shirt but you have 3 large, 3 medium and 3
small. You need to set the quantity for each option. The
inventory control program will deduct the quantity from the
option, remove that option when all are sold and so on until all
of the items are sold. Works on the first level of options up to
100 options, no quantity limits.
Image Editing &
Effects - Edit images once they are uploaded. Add frames,
watermarks, logos etc to make the site look more professional.
Add watermarks or text
Add composite images or logos
Add frames, borders or special effects
Custom Content Fields
- Add up to 4 custom fields that can be added to item pages
automatically or by creating custom layouts. This allows for
unique details that only apply to your products.
Automated tabbed content fields
Use custom content fields in custom
edit fields using WYSIWYG editor
Remote Buy URL
- Allows a per item redirect to an outside website. Can be used
as an affiliate marketing tool or to redirect customers to drop
ship sites to place orders.
- The management system allows for ecommerce and boutique layouts
which automatically integrate the shopping cart category menu
into all of your website pages. If the store if the main focus of
your website, this option makes it simple to manage the menu. The
standard layouts normally have one link to the shopping cart but
no cart navigation on the main pages.
- the secure server account is a remote secure server that stores
orders and customer information that cannot be transmitted over a
standard http connection.
Secure checkout over encrypted
Search sales by name, phone, address
Search / list invoices
Get sales reports
Manage card types
Ban unwanted cards
Ban sales by country
Set minimum order size
Automatic order notification by email,
buyer & merchant
Set invoice order status
Customize response page & order
Item Display Page
Customization - You get full access to the display page
code even if you are using the preset options. So adding things
like share buttons, pintrest or other social media to each page
is very simple. And even if it is does seem not simple to you,
you can always call for help and we are happy to assist.
Inventory and Page
Stats - This is not part of the shopping cart but people
are looking for information about which items are being viewed
and the traffic they have from search engines. We provide all
that data in the webstats section of the management console along
with all the other CMS features and other programs.
Test out any of the features
by clicking on the demo links on our
website. Login and look for the shopping cart management page.
Check out all of the tools and features to see for yourself how
manageable it all is.
Webmaster / Web
Developer Friendly - Even though our cart is designed
for small businesses we recognize that webmasters often need
tools to make the carts unique for each business. That is why we
have designed so many advanced features into the ecommerce cart
which can be added with simple clicks. Then each webmaster can
modify the actual page code using only the data they choose to be
delivered in real time and assembled exactly the way they have
designed the pages. Since they have complete access to the raw
data populating the pages there is no design possibility that
cannot be accomplished. They can build the entire design from
scratch or start with one of our layouts and make changes.
Remember, this is just
the shopping cart. We have loads of other programs with
many features as well as page building tools, website stats and
tracking and all of the other stuff that you will likely need to
manage your website.
If you need something that you
do not see on the list, call and ask. It is possible we might be
able to add in the future it or we may have already added it
since this page was posted.
OK, the pageBuzz shopping cart
is not going to send the order to your shipping department,
process your payroll by accessing all of your time clocks, call
fedex, ups and the us mail, then add it to your account
automatically while packaging the items with automated robots.
But it does what most small businesses need and you will not have
to fight around all the extras that the large retailers require.
We have built the cart based
on over 15 years of experience working with online merchants.
Many of the features are based on those $50,000.00 software
packages but scaled down so regular people who can afford a $20
shopping cart will get value from it.
think that our low price makes our shopping cart any less
powerful than our competitors. In fact ours is much better and
offers features that most of them have never considered. We
continue to add new features to keep up with technology and
marketing trends. You will not find a more actively developed
system anywhere at any price.
I am sorry, but if that is not
enough information to convince you I don't know what else to say.
If you are still not a believer, try out our competitors and see
how that works for you. When you have wasted enough time and
money and are completely frustrated, remember that we are here
with a truly unique product that will save you money, time and
make your business work better.
Of course the final decision
is up to you. Our cart is not the right fit for every business
and we have intentionally avoided several markets such as digital
downloads which we do not support. We did not want a cart that
does everything, we built a shopping cart that does what it does
as well as it can be done.
If you are considering using
our shopping cart, go over the features, make sure it has what
you need and make the best decision you can for your business. If
you have questions just call us, we will not tell you it
will work if it won't. We would rather tell you no than support
you while building something you just can't use.
Ultimately we want customers
that will be with us long term. If your business cannot use what
we have or we cannot support you down the road we will tell you
before it costs both of us valuable time and resources.