Shopcreator has added a new offering to their Self-Service range of e-commerce products. Transact is an entry level product with an alternative pricing model.

The Transact e-commerce package is based on revenue share. There are no licence fees or set-up costs. Fees are charge on the monthly store turnover and range from 2 to 5.5 percent. Shopcreator have reiterated this by branding the Transact package with the tag-line “No Sales, No Charge!”.

The Self-Service product range is aimed at small to medium size enterprise businesses including new start-ups, small high street shops, market traders and companies who currently utilise eBay to sell their products.

A Transact store can be set-up in minutes directly from Shopcreator’s website. Having completed a form a new store is created and details are provided for access to the content management system (CMS), which powers Shopcreator stores. Having logged in to the CMS it is simple to customise the look and feel of the site, upload product information, setup shipping rules, add a payment provider and start trading on-line, all of which can be completed within a day.

The Transact package is packed with functionality including multiple product images, an automatic image resizer, customer product reviews, top seller lists and Google Anlaytics. In addition, Transact is integrated with most of the major payment service providers including PayPal. Simply adding PayPal details to Transact’s CMS enables the site to start taking payments in seconds.

Shopcreator are continually developing new functionality for their products all of which become available to new and existing customers as they are released. The latest functionality released at the end of March enables customers to upload products to Facebook’s Marketplace and Facebook ‘pay per click’ advertising, exploiting another channel for additional web traffic. (http://blogs.shopcreator.com/shopcreator/index.cfm/2008/4/1/Face-Value--Shopcreator-integrates-with-Facebook-to-increase-website-traffic)

“Having studied the various entry level e-commerce products on the market in the UK, we believe we have identified a niche in the pricing model. The Transact product is simple to setup and cost effective for businesses starting out on-line” said Alex Coghlan, Product Development Manager for Shopcreator. Alex added, “The Transact model is based on the same foundation as our enterprise level software, providing similar high levels of easy to use functionality that our enterprise clients benefit from, but without the set-up and running costs that start-up’s often find prohibitive”.

Customer service is integral to Shopcreator’s product strategy therefore Transact benefits from free UK based telephone and email support plus access to the new Shopcreator on-line forum.

Like all of Shopcreator’s Self-Service products Transact is a fully scalable solution designed to grow with a business. There is no need to start again when requirements change and a bespoke design or integration is required. Shopcreator simply transfer all the information within the store to one of their higher level packages using there ‘no-fuss’ upgrade path.

Shopcreator created their new Self-Service product range in September 2007 in order to provide simple easy-to-use software for building e-commerce shops with no previous experience necessary. The Self-Service range of product includes Shopcreator Start-up and Shopcreator Retailer. Both packages are based on a monthly fee of £45 and £90 respectively. The Self-Service products have proved very successful so far with in excess of 1000 sites already signed up.

For more information visit www.shopcreator.com or contact Shopcreator on 0845 12 11 400.

About Shopcreator:
Selfserve acquired Shopcreator in November 2007. Since 1998, Shopcreator have been delivering award-winning e-commerce software to the retail and mail order sectors, spanning clients that range from those who are new to e-commerce, to the UK’s leading high-street retailers. Selfserve is a limited company and is headquartered in Leeds, UK.

Alex Coghlan
Product Development Manager

alex@shopcreator.com

Selfserve (UK) Ltd
6 Mortec Park
York Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS15 4TA

Published on: 12:00AM on 9th April 2008