I want to display my products in categories so customers can see the range on line.
What do I need?
Do you want a site where people can enquire about your goods and later action an order off line
do you want to do more and let people buy directly on line.
Once you have made this decision, the rest is simple.
The RS Net Web Catalogue allows products to be displayed in useful categories that suit your business. It has an enquiry button for clients to email their questions about products. They can then purchase off line.
The RS Shop allows both possibilities of Enquiry or Ordering and requires an e-commerce solution to be added to the Catalogue
What makes the site into a Shop?
Primarily, an e-commerce solution - a shopping cart! A Security Certificate and a separate Payment Gateway or Paypal solutions are required for all secure on line transactions.
Shops have order facilities and staged sales notifications which keep the client informed of their order status
Additional features for Shops are Orders with automatic email notification to clients as the order passes through various steps until despatched to the client.
A Reports feature in the Shop allows access to data including GST concerning orders fulfilled over various time periods
Freight Solutions can be automatically added to the sales to complete the process in one transaction and they can be tailored to your business requirements, even offering tracking parcel facilities and links to Australia Post's freight calculator.
What if I want both solutions?
Some products need to be discussed with the client where others can be purchased immediately. The solution: Purchase a combined web shop / catalogue and get the best of both worlds.
What is in a shop or a catalogue?
Shops and catalogues consist of a Public area and an Administration area. Access is gained to the Administration Area by password and this allows work to be done on Products, Categories and Information page areas. Freight and Payment types (where applicable), lists of shoppers, the ability to send emails en masse, and even read in a csv of emails collected.
If more than say 200 products are to be uploaded there is an optional Read in program by which a csv of product information and their images can be read in - This is called a Multiple Upload Module and is sold as an extra feature with extra training.
Specials and Featured products can be instantly created with a simple yes/no tick.
Product Image Sizes and Page Formats are governed by choices in the Category Admin area - so you can ensure pages look uniform, or can be changed to suit a different range of products
Here is a sample range of our shops and catalogues including some very customised sites eg Scammell Auctions, (website / catalogue) Power Brakes & JSEAsy (website/shop combinations) The other sites are single options.