PrestoCart is an online web store system that automatically builds and publishes a web store based on information you enter into our system. You simply enter information about the items you want to sell and PrestoCart does the rest. You have full control over how your PrestoCart looks, so you can edit and modify the layout of your PrestoCart at anytime. To demo the PrestoCart system, click here.
By opening a PrestoCart account, eligible items are entitled to free and automatic inclusion as PrestoMart listings. PrestoMart is an added value to PrestoCart subscriptions and is exclusive to PrestoCart members.
PrestoCart and PrestoMart are hosted by PrestoBiz, an e-commerce solutions company. PrestoBiz host all PrestoCarts using their premier hosting provider, Rackspace. Rackspaces’ commitment to “fanatical support” and their “zero-downtime network” ensures the utmost reliability for your PrestoCart. All required hosting is provided with your PrestoCart subscription. To learn more about
Rackspace, click here.
There are no additional or “hidden” fees with your PrestoCart account. The monthly subscription fee of $29.95 is fully-inclusive and you are provided a domain name, shopping cart, secure checkout and more at no additional cost. Unlike many web store systems, you don’t have to worry about being charged additional fees for transacting sales, listing additional items, or uploading product images.
Your PrestoCart attracts shoppers with two powerful promotion features, both included with your subscription at no additional cost:
A complete suite of marketing tools designed to direct traffic to your PrestoCart is included with your subscription. There is no need for technical knowledge of online marketing or Search Engine Optimization (SEO) because PrestoCart does the work for you. You will be provided with automatic and constant search engine placement and optimization, Google Shopping listings through Google Base, RSS feeds, and site maps.
PrestoMart is a collective marketplace that lists items from all participating PrestoCart merchants, creating a vast online shopping network with a large selection of items for sale. Every item you list in your PrestoCart is automatically listed on PrestoMart, attracting shoppers from not only one, but two shopping outlets.
With PrestoCart, you are an independent store owner, so you can choose to promote your store as you wish. If you wish to pursue additional advertising avenues, we can offer guidance in regard to pay-per-click advertising and newsletter creation for your PrestoCart’s benefit.
PrestoMart is a cooperative shopping network of PrestoCart sellers. When you list an item in your PrestoCart, it is also automatically listed and promoted in PrestoMart. Having your items listed for sale at several locations on the Internet increases your overall exposure to Internet shoppers.
Customers enjoy shopping on PrestoMart because they understand they’ll be presented with hundreds of thousands of product options, and will be able to easily shop thousands of sellers at one time.
What promotion tools are included with my PrestoCart?
PrestoCart subscriptions provide the marketing and promotion tools you need to attract customers. Through the automated use of powerful Internet tools (Search Engine/Meta information Optimization, Google Shopping/Google Base submission, site maps, Google Webmaster Tools, RSS feeds and PrestoMart), more shoppers are driven to your unique PrestoCart.
Meta information is a critical component of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which
essentially increases your search engine ranking and traffic to your PrestoCart. It consists of information embedded in your site that is accessed and read by search engines. However, you don’t need to be well-versed in SEO to have a PrestoCart or to utilize
Meta information. We automatically generate Meta information based on the descriptions, product information, and other content you enter in our system.
Millions of qualified shoppers buy online using Google Shopping, a mechanism to find and sort items shoppers are interested in buying. By listing your PrestoCart items in Google Shopping, you are increasing your web store’s exposure on the Internet. We provide free and daily submission to Google Shopping with your PrestoCart subscription, listing your web store’s personalized domain name and its items in Google’s search results.
Your PrestoCart will be listed in Google in two primary ways. First, your store and the items you are selling will be submitted to Google Shopping. Second, we use site maps and Google Webmaster Tools so that your PrestoCart will be listed in Google’s search engine listings. You don’t have to worry about creating site maps or using Google Webmaster Tools, we automatically provide this service for you.
A Sitemap is a tool integrated into websites that serves as a “road map” for people and search engines
browsing the site’s content. They are used as an indexing system by search engines to list the presence and location of site pages. Having a Sitemap built into your PrestoCart makes your site more user-friendly and more attractive to search engines. Every PrestoCart comes equipped with a Sitemap at no additional charge.
Google’s Webmaster Tools helps improve and increase traffic to your web store. We generate and submit “XML site maps” to Google Webmaster Tools for you. This service is a free and automatic component of
RSS feeds supplement websites with automatic syndication of new content. When new information and items are published in your PrestoCart, shoppers are “fed” this new information automatically. We create and update an RSS for your PrestoCart and make it available to shoppers automatically.
How does PrestoMart attract shoppers to my PrestoCart?
PrestoMart promotes itself through Search Engine Optimization
(SEO) techniques, Google Shopping/Google Base submission, site maps, Google Webmaster Tools, and RSS feeds. Since the PrestoMart shopping network has been hosted continuously on an established network for several years, search engines index the site daily.
You are given complete control over your PrestoCart’s look and layout. PrestoCart provides you with access to our easy-to-use online store creator, where you can develop a unique look for your web store’s layout. PrestoCart comes equipped with a library of professional background images that you can use to customize your web store’s header, footer, side bar, and overall background. Of course, you can also upload any of your own design images, including custom logos and backgrounds, for use in your PrestoCart.
You are able to upload up to ten images for each item listing in your PrestoCart. Our system automatically hosts the product images for you at no additional charge. Also, you have the flexibility to host additional images through any third-party hosting service you wish.
Shoppers visiting your PrestoCart view your items listed for sale by browsing your pages or searching for specific items in your search bar. When they are ready to purchase, they select items to add to your shopping cart. A secure shopping cart is included automatically with your PrestoCart account and guides the customer through the purchasing process by collecting payment and shipping information, calculating sales taxes and shipping and handling fees, and applying coupon codes and discounts.
PrestoCart allows you to select a payment method that best suits your business. You are in control of deciding whether you wish to accept credit cards with a merchant account, use a third-party online payment processor such as PayPal, Google Checkout, or
ProPay, or simply collect checks or money orders by mail.
When a shopper is interested in finding out more about an item for sale, they are sent directly to your PrestoCart, hosted at your personalized domain name. Your PrestoCart shopping cart and checkout system processes all orders referred from PrestoMart.
Yes. Security for both your business and your customers’ protection is highly valued. PrestoCart’s checkout process is hosted with a 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, using an included Geotrust secure site certificate. This high level of protection is the industry-standard for making secure purchases and payments online.
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