What is E-Commerce?
In simple terms 'eCommerce' refers to trading on the Internet. But briefly Electronic Commerce is a paperless switch over of business information by means of Electronic Data Interchange and related technologies. It is a complete set of functions that support retail and commercial business activities on a web based network.
Today the trading system becomes more advanced & online trading becomes very popular through online shopping cart. Here any number of items can be selected for distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of goods and/or services and the transfer of funds and the consumer commits to pay either on receipt of an invoice, on order delivery, or via credit card.
The consumer browses the Internet to the merchant's website and decides to purchase an item. The payment details are received by an online transaction server in encrypted format. Once he has placed his order, the information moves through a private gateway to a processing network, where the issuing and acquiring banks complete or deny the transaction.
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Some elements related with E-commerce:-
A Shopping Cart is software which allows you to accept product orders for multiple products from your website.
Secure Server Connection
A Secure Server Connection is a link to a special computer which encrypts confidential ordering data for customer protection.
A merchant account is a commercial bank account enabling your business to accept credit card transactions for payments over the Internet. By accepting major credit cards you can increase your credibility, customer convenience, and best of all, your sales.
Payment Transaction Software
Payment Transaction software processes customer order information (address, credit card number, etc.) and sends data to credit card authorization network. This service is provided by a Payment Gateway Provider.
Recommended payment gateway service providers are:
- Virtual Card Services
SSL allows a web browser or client to authenticate the existence and identity of a website using digital keys and certificates. It also allows for all information that it sends to be encrypted, ensuring that information cannot be intercepted while in transit.
SSL does not include software to process credit card transactions. Although you can securely receive credit card information through SSL, actual processing of the credit card will require a 'Merchant Account' from an accredited financial institution.
If you are creating a web-based form where you want the visitor to enter data and submit the form to the web server for processing, you may want to use SSL encryption. This is especially true if you are entering credit card numbers or other sensitive information.
When using SSL, as the data is transmitted from the client's browser to the web server, all information on the form is encrypted. Once it is received at the web server it is automatically decrypted, and you can then store it or process it as usual on the web server.