We offer a full suite of Internet
commerce tools and features, including web-based product catalog development,
secure transactions, auto responders, setup assistance and more. We can assist
you in applying for a Merchant Provider account and Payment Gateway account
(you'll need both) so you become a merchant who accepts credit card payments. We
are an affiliate/reseller of services provided by
Marketers Choice and
1ShoppingCart.com, Total Merchant Services and
Get ready for the application process by completing these steps
Apply for a business license, if one is
required by your city.
Apply for a Fictitious Name Statement (example: ABC Company
dba Mary Jones) from your County. You will need this document in order to open
a business bank account.
Open a business checking account.
Prepare a list of your products/services. Include a short
title, a description of eight words or less and a more in-depth description of
In your product list,
include pricing, shipping costs (if known), discounts, etc.
Obtain a graphic image for each product (or contact us and we
will arrange for same).
Write the Customer Service and Shipping and Returns Policies
to go on your website
(visit other e-commerce sites to get examples).
Write a brief "Thank You for Your Order" page for your website.
You can now take one of several routes to being an online
For a basic online transaction system without frillls, go
directly to Total Merchant Supply
and let their friendly staff assist in setting up your Merchant Account and
Payment Gateway account; then Wordpix can integrate their shopping system
into your website. Or:
For an online transaction system with add-ons (like:
automated newsletter and email distribution, recurring billing, different
monthly plans), set up an account at MarketersChoice.com. Contact Wordpix
before you set up your account so we can work with you from the start.
Take the 'long' way of setting up all your accounts
directly, on your own, as follows:
Apply for the
Merchant Provider account.
(If you plan to hire Wordpix to develop your online shopping system,
contact us for a list of financial
institutions that provide this service; or just inquire at the bank where
you have your business checking account.)
Be prepared to provide
your financial history, business references, account balances and banking
account numbers in the Merchant Provider application process. You may also
be required to show your website's shopping cart (in development stage is
fine), your Shipping and
Returns policies and Thank You page. In most instances, there will be an
application fee. In addition, the
credit card processor will charge a monthly fee and a percentage of each
sale plus 25 to 30 cents per sale.
Along with your Merchant account, you'll
need to apply for a
Payment Gateway account.The Payment Gateway provider approves and declines credit card
transactions while the transaction is taking place on your website. There
will be a monthly fee of around $20. Wordpix
Solutions is an authorized reseller for one of the largest payment gateway
in the world,
If you're prepared and have your financial details at your fingertips,
here to apply online.
When you have both your Merchant Provider and Payment Gateway accounts,
sign up for your choice of online shopping
cart systems: (A) Wordpix can build and customize a shopping cart
on your website. Or, (B) you can sign up for a pre-designed system, complete
with automatic email responders, email newsletters and more, with
Marketers Choice (Wordpix is an affiliate). Plan on a monthly shopping cart service fee of
$39 to $100, depending upon your choice of plans.
Once the accounts are set up, Wordpix will
development and integration - the
complete online catalog, integrate it with your accounts and customize the shopping cart
website. Our fee depends upon the number of products, images and
customization of the program.
already have taken all the necessary steps, you are ready for the Shopping Cart itself
to be integrated into your website. And that's where Wordpix comes in.
We can provide a custom quote for working with you
through the online shopping system setup process. Just