E-commerce

GARKIM E-commerceElectronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, eCommerce or e-comm, refers to the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. However, the term may refer to more than just buying and selling products online. It also includes the entire online process of developing, marketing, selling, delivering, servicing and paying for products and services. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage. The use of commerce is conducted in this way, spurring and drawing on innovations in electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web at least at one point in the transaction’s life-cycle, although it may encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail, mobile devices and telephones as well.

A large percentage of electronic commerce is conducted entirely in electronic form for virtual items such as access to premium content on a website, but mostly electronic commerce involves the transportation of physical items in some way. Online retailers are sometimes known as e-tailers and online retail is sometimes known as e-tail. Almost all big retailers are now electronically present on the World Wide Web.

Electronic commerce that takes place between businesses is referred to as business-to-business or B2B. B2B can be open to all interested parties (e.g. commodity exchange) or limited to specific, pre-qualified participants (private electronic market). Electronic commerce that takes place between businesses and consumers, on the other hand, is referred to as business-to-consumer or B2C. This is the type of electronic commerce conducted by companies such as Amazon.com. Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce where the buyer is directly online to the seller’s computer usually via the internet. There is no intermediary service involved. The sale or purchase transaction is completed electronically and interactively in real-time such as in Amazon.com for new books. However in some cases, an intermediary may be present in a sale or purchase transaction such as the transactions on eBay.com.

Electronic commerce is generally considered to be the sales aspect of e-business. It also consists of the exchange of data to facilitate the financing and payment aspects of business transactions.   Wikipedia Electronic Commerce

GARKIM INC. E-commerce Platform is a cart designed to run on Windows Servers;  VB.Net coding for all pages, user controls, data access layer, (DAL), business logic layer (BLL) and templates for control of master pages.  Our E-commerce software is a licensed software developed specifically for E-commerce and can easily handle over 1,000,000 products.  There are numerous shopping carts on the market and some are free Demo Store 2but then you have to pay for add-ons that are standard with our carts.  While it is tempting you must compare apples to apples and frankly there are too many apples out there to compare our software to.

Cactushop
Kartris

Database-Driven
The system uses an MS Access, MS SQL or MySQL (Windows) database to store product information and most other content. ASP scripts pull out the information and format it as HTML which is sent to the browser.

Cross-Platform
Although it must be installed on a Microsoft server, the end-user’s browser only sees HTML.  CactuShop requires no browser plugins or Java virtual machine, there are no lengthy waits for pages to appear, and the pages will work on all common browsers with default security and privacy settings.

Scalable
CactuShop runs everything from small hobby stores to large high-street retailers. It is almost unlimited in terms of capacity – some stores running CactuShop have over half a million products, while others have just a handful!

Easy to Customize
CactuShop is ‘skinned’ – the look and feel is controlled by editing an HTML page template. The new extensive CSS implementation in v6 allows pinpoint control of almost any visual aspect. Powerful Back End

A refined back-end with useful cross-data search to make finding things easy. The product set up and management is equally efficient, using a well-trusted interface style that has evolved over several generations. Virtually all site content, including most general text, can be edited from the back end. The back end has been tested for cross-platform compatibility, ensuring the store can be administered for users with any common browser on any operating system.

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