It will certainly be a happy new year for 1&1 MyWebsite users, as the company just announced a hot new partnership and integration with the ShopIntegrator E-Commerce Solution.
This big news means that merchants and Web designers working with the 1&1 MyWebsite platform can now easily incorporate a hosted shopping cart into their website, turning it into an online store in just minutes.
ShopIntegrator is a McAffee-secured e-commerce solution aimed predominantly at small and medium-sized businesses. It provides mobile- and tablet-ready online checkout functionality, allowing merchants to sell their own products, services or digital downloads from their own websites.
By integrating the ShopIntegrator solution into its platform, 1&1 is able to offer users a more sophisticated and cost-effective checkout system than the typical Amazon or PayPal shopping carts without requiring them to sign up for 1&1 eShop. Merchants simply have to add the ShopIntegrator e-commerce widgets into their sites to receive a flexible and fully-featured online retail solution, as well as various product management tools.
Merchants can also customize their ShopIntegrator shopping carts and online stores with designer settings for creative checkout customization, multiple currency converters, real-time product and stock control, European VAT handling (for VAT registered merchants), shipping cost creators, discount codes, special offers and shipping status email updates.
In addition, the ShopIntegrator e-commerce software can securely handles a range of payment processors, such as CardSave, eWAY, PayPal and Sage Pay. It also offers a couple of offline payment options that allow customers to pay by check or bank transfer, or on collection or delivery of the products or services.
Interested merchants can check out the 30-day free trial of ShopIntegrator. There is even a tutorial available to help simplify the integration process even more.