E-commerce Overview and Comparison

    

Your website is fully equipped with everything necessary to start selling online. Whether you sell one or hundreds of products, the integration of payments buttons and shopping carts is equally easy and takes these simple steps:
 

  • choose an e-commerce solution that allows integration via pieces of code
  • generate your payment buttons / shopping cart code / 'view cart' code
  • add the codes to your website via the HTML Snippet

 

With the above integration the Checkout takes place on the website of the selected e-commerce provider, and is reliably secured. You do not need to obtain SSL certificates or become verified with various e-commerce security institutions.

  

Below we have compared several popular payment options. They all offer e-commerce solutions that you may integrate in your site via HTML snippets.

 

  Setup / Monthly fees Processing fee Details
PayPal none 2.9% + $0.30 per
transaction
  • Customers pay with PayPal account
  • Buy Now buttons / basic Shopping cart available
  • Suitable for small products range / sales volume
2CheckOut none 5.5% + $0.45 per
transaction
  • Customers pay with credit card or PayPal
  • Buy Now buttons / Shopping cart available
  • Suitable for small products range / sales volume
Google Wallet none 2.9% + $0.30 per
transaction
  • Customers pay with credit card through Google account
  • Buy Now buttons / Shopping cart available
  • Suitable for small products range / sales volume

* Fee for the shopping cart not included.

** All fees are current as of December 6, 2013


      

The above solutions are recommended for small products range / sales volume.

 

For mid to large products range / sales volume we recommend using E-junkie. E-junkie allow you to syndicate different payment processing options including the ability to bill credit cards directly through your merchant account. On top of this, E-junkie brings an advanced shopping cart for tangible or digital products, options to manage inventory and have sales tax, shipping and handling automatically calculated. The service is available for a small monthly subscription fee ($5 for 10 products) and no transaction fee apart from the fees of your selected payment processor.

Follow our step-by-step tutorial for integrating E-junkie with your website 

 

Learn how to integrate PayPal buttons and Shopping Cart in your website