Shopping Cart Features
Our new ecommerce website hosting gives you all the basic functionality you would expect out of an online shopping cart, but includes the latest innovation such as widgets, Facebook integration and a drag and drop design interface.
Our shopping cart is completely scalable and is suitable for selling a single item or even a catalogue containing thousands of products sold on a daily basis.
Hosting ecommerce with UK2 means that setting up an online store has never been so easy.
Drag & DropFor those of us who aren't tech savvy, you'll be happy to know that no web development/programming is needed. Simply choose a theme and then move the various sections into place with a simple click of your mouse. Easy peasy.
Ready-to-install ThemesYour shopping cart comes pre-loaded with a variety of easily installable ecommerce themes. Choose a theme, move sections around with the drag and drop feature and you're all set.
Works on all BrowsersOur ecommerce site hosting will work across all of the browsers including: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
Language & Currency OptionsTake your store global by allowing users to select their preferred payment currency plus display your site to them in their own language. This is done with a standard administrative tool.
Optimised for MobileYour shopping cart will be optimised for mobile and your customers can browse your site and purchase goods with their mobile phones.
Search Engine OptimisedThe layout including headings, meta & title tags, product info and page title is already optimised for indexation by search engines. If you are looking to personally optimise your page, you will have full control to change these settings.
SitemapsSitemaps file list URL's of your website and allow search engines to crawl your site more intelligently.
User-Friendly URL'sEasy to remember web addresses plus users are able to remember links more effectively and search engines rate pages higher based on relevant keywords in URL addresses.
Info PagesAdd an unlimited amount of info pages to your shop i.e. 'About Us,' 'Payment & Shipping,' 'FAQ's' etc.
Payment, Shipping & TaxOur web hosting ecommerce lets you integrate your shopping cart with Google Checkout, Paypal, World Pay and many other popular gateways. Start accepting payments immediately.
The UK2 e-commerce cart offers visitor's to your shop a choice of payment methods to use that you as the administrator can enable or disable.
You also have a choice of premium payment gateways thanks to the free dedicated SSL certificate offered with the package.
2 Ways to SellSell goods the most popular way - through your shopping cart and now through widgets! Widgets are HTML which allow potential customers to buy your product through another website which they may be browsing.
Out of the Box & OnlineInstallation of your shopping cart is quick and easy. Choose a design template, add your products and start taking orders.
Ordering is EffortlessA step-by-step ordering process is clearly laid out. A helpful ordering timeline allows customers to see steps beginning to end. The shopping cart is noticeable and easily accessible for quick checkout. Orders can also be tracked by customers using a front end tracking system.
Facebook Shop IntegrationIntegrate your online store with Facebook! The integration allows you to embed your storefront directly into Facebook as a native Facebook application, and accept orders directly from the social network.
Product Reviews, Comparisons & RecommendationsCustomers can compare products at the click a button - great if you have a variety of similar featured products. They'll also be able to rate your products based on recent purchases and review them for other potential customers to see. You'll also be able to add recommendations to each of your products to encourage multiple conversions.
Order Notifications & InvoicesCustomers can receive confirmations of their orders via e-mail and text. Printable invoices are available online and are easily accessible for customers
Digital & Downloadable ContentCustomers can buy and download everything from music to e-books.
For your confidence the UK2 E-commerce cart is tested against security threats including the very latest problems, such as SQL injection. Coupled with the free SSL certificate both you and your customers can be confident their data is protected.
Product ImagesLoad multiple pictures to each product, a click will enlarge images and a simple navigation menu lets you scroll through the pictures instantaneously.
Product Editing ToolsEasily include various product fields such as name, description, title, META keywords and META description, in stock quantity, price, colour and size. Values of these fields can be unique for each product in the catalogue or chosen from a predefined list of possible values.
Unlimited Products & CategoriesThe only limit when it comes to how many products and categories you have is defined by your hosting package. Shared hosting can easily run a store with 10 000 products - anything more than that and you need to look into hosting on the ecommerce cloud.
Configurable ProductsThis functionality can change final price of the product based on the custom options selected. I.E. Products can become more expensive depending on what extra features are added to them.
Product TagsThis is a great way to categorise your products and make it easy for customers to find relevant products based on an overall theme or subject matter.
Importing & Exporting Made EasyYou can import & export a list of your goods from a CSV formatted file. It is convenient when a large number of products need to be added or updated at once.
Enhanced Customer ExperienceYour shopping cart has been designed to simplify the shopping process for your customers. Products are easily laid out and orders are easy to complete. Page loading is optimised no matter how busy the site is & all products are easily searchable.
UK2's E-commerce cart comes with all the management tools you would expect and more, making it easy to manage your online store and maximise your earning potential.
IntegrationTurn your shopping cart into a fully-integrated intranet system which can help you to organise effective collaboration of your company employees, colleagues or partners.
Sales ReportsTrack your business progress with sales reports and graphs. Monitor certain time periods against each other, view most popular products, most viewed categories and products placed in the shopping cart most often. These reports will provide you with valuable data which will help you to increase revenue on every product.
Google AnalyticsEnter your Google tracking code in the settings of the store to enable Google Analytics. This will provide you with a wide variety of stats which will also help you to optimise your site.
Order ManagementOrder and customer management tasks are easy to perform and require no special skills. Orders are colour coded and can be grouped by status, time, size or latest activity. Automatic notifications can be sent to customers, if an order has been edited or changed. As an administrator, you'll also be able to edit orders, if needed, plus you'll also be able to manually create orders which is ideal for phone sales.
With powerful tools such as customer reviews, wish lists, recommendations, widgets and Facebook integration there are loads of opportunities to market your store with the UK2 e-commerce package.
These tools are designed to maximise your sales and allow customers the ease of use they expect from a professional online shop.
Customer InfoCustomers will be able to create online profiles. They will have to do this in order to buy from your store and you can use their data for valuable research as well as up-selling through various marketing opportunities.
Affiliate MarketingAny registered customer can become an affiliate partner. You provide them with a special link to your store, they market your product and publish it on their own websites (a blog, personal pages, sites they own) and any purchases made by referred visitors will be counted towards commission for the partner.
NewslettersSend out one of the most successful methods of marketing communication - e-mail marketing to registered users. This can be done automatically and is configurable too.
DiscountsAs the store owner you can set up various discount codes/vouchers for single order amounts, user groups or even discounts on certain amounts.