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By: Vince Stephenson
Gone are the days when the usage of the internet was limited only to look for information and for checking e-mails. With the advent of plastic money, e-banking and other technological advancements, internet opened a whole new world for conducting business activities. Since selling and the buying can be done from home itself more and more people are using E-commerce websites for the same. E-commerce websites are the reliable and popular mediums for purchasing and selling products and services. Therefore, it is inevitable for you to have an E-commerce website for your successful business. An E-commerce website will enable you to have a global presence and allow you to conduct business activities 24X7. Not only this, it also reduces the usage of paper and hence environmentally friendly. There are many companies that offer online portal development services at the costs are reasonable.

There are companies that provide with web portal development of both kinds of E-commerce website models i.e. Business to Business (B2B) portal development and Business to Customer (B2C) portal development. However, the one that I wish to discuss here is the second kind that deals with the customers directly. A B2C portal development involves certain important components. Here are the four important components for it:

1.Website: This is an obvious component as you need to have a medium through which you can establish relationship between you and your prospective buyers. An E-commerce website should have an attractive designing, elegantly crafted and user friendly. These kinds of websites will enable you to expand your business.

2.Merchant Account: This is the second important component as making secured payment is an essential feature that an E-commerce website should possess. You need to contact Bank for availing yourself of a merchant account. You must select a bank that supports internet business.

3.Shopping Cart Software: Highly functional and feature rich shopping carts development can be done by the expert PHP developers. The E-commerce storefront maintains the products that it sells and the customer can purchase them with the help of adding them in this shopping cart. The shopping cart software will enable the customer to add, remove, update or delete products as per their choice. The software also calculates the amount automatically.

4.Payment Gateway: This component is crucial as it ensures secured transferring of the information between customer, merchant and the bank. There are several payment gateways such as PayPal, verisign.com, authorize.Net.

Viteb is company that provides you with expert work force, accepts the challenges of making the most unique online portal development. The company provides with complete E-commerce solutions for your smooth running of online presence and business. The writer of this article has an all rounder knowledge of the e-commerce solutions. Author is actively involved in the writings of e-commerce application development since couple of years. More on that on 4 Components for Online Portal Development
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