|What is eCommerce?|
Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, eCommerce or e-comm, refers to the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. However, the term may refer to more than just buying and selling products online. It also includes the entire online process of developing, marketing, selling, delivering, servicing and paying for products and services. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage. The use of commerce is conducted in this way, spurring and drawing on innovations in electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web at least at one point in the transaction's life-cycle, although it may encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail, mobile devices and telephones as well.
A large percentage of electronic commerce is conducted entirely in electronic form for virtual items such as access to premium content on a website, but mostly electronic commerce involves the transportation of physical items in some way. Online retailers are sometimes known as e-tailers and online retail is sometimes known as e-tail. Almost all big retailers are now electronically present on the World Wide Web.
|Popular eCommerce Platforms|
|So what do I choose? How do they compare?|
Magento is the most popular eCommerce software at the moment. But it always makes sense to explore the features and options of other engines.
All three of them highlighted here: Magento, Prestashop and OpenCart are live and supported projects and you shouldn't have issues with updates and community support. To have first hands experience on all 3 eCommerce engines you can consider installing them on subdomains first and deside yourself whether their features suit your needs. You can check this knowledgebase article on easy-to-follow steps to achieve it yourself.
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|How is the eCommerce module setup?|
It is easy to setup a new eCommerce website with VMotion. Once you complete your payment, your eCommerce script of choice installs automatically.
|What you get when you purchase eCommerce hosting from VMotion IT Solutions:|
|Unlimited Disk Storage||Unlimited Domain Hosting|
|Unlimited Add-on Domains||Unlimited Parked Domains|
|Unlimited POP3/POP3 Secure E-mail Support||Unlimited IMAP/Secure IMAP E-mail Support|
|Unlimited Subdomains||Unlimited Forwarding E-mail Accounts|
|Unlimited E-mail Autoresponder||Unlimited Unlimited GB of Site Transfer|
|Great Technical & Customer Support||Support International Domain Names|
|2 Different Webmail (Web Based E-mail) Solutions||DirectAdmin Control Panel|
|FTP Access||Web File Manager|
|Server Side Includes||Hotlink Protection|
|Override .htaccess Support||Log Files|
|Site Statistics||Customizable Error Pages|
|Custom Cronjobs||Spam Assasin Protection|
|Free Generated Certificate||Password Protected Directories|
|Linux Operating System||Customized Apache Web Server|
|24/7 Network Monitoring||Site Backups|
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