This is the perfect solution for someone wanting to sell
on the Internet but needing to do so on a budget. Based
around Miva Order, a customizable browser-based order form
and order processing system, the E-Commerce Lite Plan can
have you selling online in minutes.
eStore Lite is recommended for up to 30 products and is based off Miva Order - developed by the Miva Corporation. Miva Order is a customizable, browser-based order form and order processing system. It can be personalized with specific color, graphics, product descriptions and other layout options. Businesses simply incorporate a link from the web page where their products are sold, permitting customers to seamlessly access the order form and make purchases.Users are able to create and manage custom product order forms with provisions that simplify the process of calculating sales tax, shipping costs and currency formatting.
- All colors, messages, product descriptions, logos,
and titles are customizable.
- Web-based, flexible order form.
- Secure ordering/administration
- Fully configurable look & feel.
- Automatic merchant order notification
- Multiple currency formatting.
- Sales tax calculations
- Base plus weight shipping calculations
- Products can be easily exported to Miva Merchant
- Products can be imported from a flat file
- Recommended for 30 or fewer products
Group Order Processing
Orders can be processed individually or placed into groups or batches. This enables users to mark selected orders for priority handling.
Existing Site Integration
Developers who have already built sites in HTML can simply hyperlink directly into the Miva Order system.
All sensitive data can be encrypted with SSL prior to transmission. This includes order information during the customer ordering process and during the order processing.
Context sensitive help is available for each key field in the administrative interface.
Site Administrator Friendly
Miva Order requires no daily management or intervention
from busy system administrators. Installation takes less
than a minute on any Miva-enabled system.
Simple Credit Card Validation
This is one of the best advantages of purchasing an eSTORE
Lite plan. This feature allows you to set up the products
that you are trying to sell online but do not have an online
gateway or merchant account. With simple credit card validation,
the form will ensure the credit card is valid and allow
an order to be placed to the system. You can then run the
customers credit card at your home or store with your own
terminal to finalize the order.
Gateways and Real-Time Credit Card Processing
These are the gateways that work with Miva Order:
- Cardservice International/Linkpoint
- PayPal Payflow Pro
Key Differences from eSTORE Pro and Miva Merchant
- One page shopping cart
- Base plus weight shipping calculations
- No wizards for setup
- Recommended for only 1-25 Products
- No database of customers for future ease of ordering
- Does not export to Quickbooks
- No additional module support
- One storefront
- No Inventory Tracking
- No Site Traffic Statistics
- No up sale support
- No multiple pricing groups for customers
- No product attribute support
- No Miva Market Place support
See It in Action
administration and management. Simple 'Point + Click'
controls allow you to specify fonts, colors, button labels,
navigation bar settings, product layouts, and more. Users
are able to create and manage custom product order forms
with provisions that simplify the process of calculating
sales tax, shipping costs and currency formatting.
Order is a customizable browser-based order form and order
processing system. It can be personalized with specific
color, graphics, product descriptions and other layout
options. Businesses simply incorporate a link from the
web page where their products are sold, permitting customers
to seamlessly access the order form and make purchases.
NOTE: This is a basic demo. You can fully
customize this solution to fit right into your website
and have the same look and feel.
What can Electronic Commerce do for me?
Having a storefront on the web allows you to offer your products to anyone, anywhere, anytime. The Internet has revolutionized the whole concept of marketing and sales by eliminating the geographic and time-related barriers between the merchant and consumer. Now, without hiring a single new employee, you can receive and process orders from all over the world 24 hours a day.
What is a Web store or eStore?
With the dramatic growth in Internet usage, many companies and entrepreneurs are setting up sites on the World Wide Web to pitch for orders, accept orders, process payment and sometimes ship orders - these are known as Web stores and eStores.
Isn't my business too small for E-Commerce?
Absolutely not! Businesses of every size can and are taking advantage of E-Commerce. E-Commerce is entirely scalable from just a few products to tens of thousands.
How do I accept orders?
Although most E-Commerce sites are probably set up with the expectation that the majority of orders will be received through the web, the reality is that many customers prefer to use the web to aid in the selection of a product and then to order by more traditional methods. You therefore need to ensure you are able to accept orders in as many different ways as possible:
- Secure Order Form
- Regular Mail
What is a Payment Gateway?
A payment gateway essentially performs the same function
as your POS terminal, automatically. The gateway software
system takes the online payment information from your
Miva ordering form and sends this information to the financial
processor using your merchant account, and finally reports
back whether the transaction was approved. Online processing
or transaction providers offer this gateway. We use PayPal
Do I have to have an online processing company to do my credit card ordering?
No. There are two options for processing credit cards.
You can choose to have the server automatically send you
the credit card information for you to process yourself
on your credit card machine. This is known as "Simple
credit card validation". The other option is to use
PayPal or Authorize.net so you can process the charge
online, automatically, in a much more secure and quick
What is a shopping cart?
A shopping cart is a program in a web site that allows a customer to view products and add them to a "basket" as they would in a physical retail store. The shopping cart is usually connected to a database of products, and helps the merchant with shipping, pricing and inventory calculations.
Do I still need a Merchant Account with Miva Order?
Don't confuse the two - they are different. Miva Order
gives you all the tools to easily process online orders
through a number of third party vendors. If you plan on
being able to accept real-time credit card transactions,
you will still need to establish a Merchant Account.
Can I take orders with Miva Order and not use credit
Yes! You can have people place orders and process them after receiving payment by any other means you desire, such as by check, wire transfer, money order, etc.
Do I need to know HTML or programming to manage my Miva storefront?
No. Miva Order has a basic online GUI process of building
your store. The browser based administration interface
provides access to an array of simple tools to maintain
Can I use the Miva License that I get with my E-Commerce Package with another hosting company?
No. Our special pricing for the packaged bundle of the
Virtual hosting and Miva cannot be separated. Likewise,
the license works only in conjunction with our eSTORE
What is SSL?
Secure Socket Layers or SSL allows safe business transactions between the client and merchant. Before a customer orders online, they want to be sure that their personal and ordering details will only be seen by you. They want to be certain their payment information cannot be intercepted by outside sources. In order for you to accept and process credit cards and other private information over the Internet with full assurance of customer privacy, customer data can be encrypted and scrambled online via SSL. Before you set up your e-commerce system, make sure your web server has the SSL option. You need a digital certificate combined with SSL to do secure transactions.
Can I change the look and feel of the Miva shopping cart?
Yes. Miva has numerous option to allow you to make the
storefront look and feel like the rest of your website.
You can choose to use the administration section to change
the look or if you choose you can change the html and/or
What is Miva Merchant?
Miva Merchant is a dynamic browser based storefront development
and management system that allows merchants to create
multiple online stores from anywhere in the world where
there is internet access. Miva Merchant has a complete
set of wizards to simplify the process of building your
store. The browser based administration interface provides
access to an array of more sophisticated tools to maintain
your catalog. Up sell merchandising and order fulfillment
are included. And Miva's modular architecture enables
you with deep-down customization for your storefront.
What do I need - Miva Merchant or Miva Order?
As a general rule, if you have 30 products or less and
can place them all on one page, then Miva Order is a good
solution. If you have numerous products and need to have
them managed from several pages, you will need Miva Merchant.
It is also important to remember that Miva Order does
not have UPS/Fedex shipping plugins or Google Checkout/PayPal