South Portland, ME (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
January 10, 2013
Online sales and the eCommerce sector continue to grow while retail sales trail behind. Based on reports from comScore and ShopperTrak, brick and mortar stores had a 2.5% growth in sales over the 2012 holiday season while the internet saw a 13.7% jump in sales according to Katie Deatsch of InternetRetailer.com. Online stores sell all variety of products and services—anything from copywriting and virtual assistant services to computers, video games, groceries, the latest fashions, and more. In fact, if it can be sold, chances are it is being sold online. One thing all eCommerce and online shopping cart sites have in common is the need to process payments online.
Online businesses provide a relatively low barrier to entry, which is only part of the explanation as to why so many are eager to enter into the market. There is low overhead—virtually negligible with many business models. There are nearly limitless possibilities as well. Writers who may find difficulty in publishing through traditional means can sell their books online in an eBook format or print on demand. Crafters can find an avenue to sell their unique wares without having to mass produce as they would to sell through local and national chains. Traditional brick and mortar stores can use an online store to offer more goods than they may be able to support on their shelves.
For those just entering the realm of eCommerce, there is near limitless possibility and often just as many questions. What do I need to do to be sure that my website is PCI compliant? Is Authorize.net’s CIM module necessary for my online store? What shopping carts work well with Authorize.net? What shopping carts integrate NMI best? What about the big question many startup online businesses forget to look into—Do I even need a payment gateway or merchant account? To help those who are new to doing business online, Tasker Payment Gates is announces their “eCommerce Newbie Concierge Service.”
This new service will be free and provides a number of benefits for the budding online entrepreneur. Tasker Payment Gateways will walk new customers through the entire payment gateway and underwriting process, and there is no obligation for this zero cost service. With years of experience in the field, Tasker’s assistance will make the paperwork that could otherwise be daunting a breeze. They help new online business owners learn about accepting payments online including the various shopping carts and web platforms including Drupal, OSCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Open Cart, Wazala, Cube Cart, Zen Cart, and others. These options alone are enough to make a newbie’s head spin. The guidance provided by Tasker Payment Gateways will help explain it all in simple terms and help new online business owners make the decision that is best for them and their business.
Other items for consideration that this counseling will cover include fraud, daily velocity filters, address verifications (AVS), virtual terminals, and more. If these are totally new terms, then turning to Tasker will most certainly be beneficial for those new to online stores. Without the proper knowledge beforehand, new online merchants can find themselves signing up for services that do not quite align with their business needs, which can end up causing a lot of headache and increased costs down the line. Just as with any other business, lack of knowledge can easily lead to the downfall of the business before it even has a chance to succeed.
About Tasker Payment Gateways: Based in Maine, Tasker Payment Gateways is a payment gateway reseller that bases their business on helping the small, start up business that has never dealt with online shopping carts or a seasoned internet veteran that is simply looking for the best Authorize.net reseller. They pride themselves on being the one and only call businesses looking to accept payments online need to make. They work with the most popular payment gateways, pre-configured and fully integrated with all credit card types, allowing you to spend your time focusing on your business and helping it grow rather than the intricacies of processing payments.