Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Do you want to accept Credit Card payments on your website?

There are a couple of ways you can do this.

1. If you have a merchant account with your bank - contact your bank they can usually get you started. They will provide you with a couple of options to allow you to accept credit card payments and your web developer can hook it up for you. It means that any payments you get go directly into your bank account and you usually have access to a portal that will allow you to see your transactions.

2. Third Party merchants - these are companies like PayPal. They will accept the payments on your behalf, then you need to transfer your money to your bank account.

Both options have charges and you'd need to work out what works best for you.

If you go through your bank - they usually require you to meet certain requirements, eg. have a SSL Certificate, specific terms & conditions, policies on returns etc

Some Customer may prefer to pay you via a well known Third Party merchant and some may feel wary of purchasing products if they don't know your site.

If you have any questions regarding credit card payments, please let us know on

Kind regards

Enchanted Web

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What is RWD?

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is the latest buzzword in web circles.

It is a term that describes websites that have been designed to meet the various different sizes of browsers and devices that are used today to access websites.

The increasing uptake of smartphones and tablets to access the world wide web and the variety of sizes that these new devices have, not to mention if they are used in portrait or landscape form have made it necessary for websites to be more adaptable.

What RWD does is takes the initial website design concept and allows it to be fluid so that it adapts to the various sizes. Rather than in previous years, where you had to design one site for each browser size and mobile device, now you design one site that adapts! Saves time and effort and in small business, money as well!

If you'd like to know more, please email me on

Kind regards

Enchanted Web

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why Do I Need a SSL Certificate?

A SSL will ensure that any Customer Information you have on your site remains secure. So this could be your Customers Name and Email address, mailing details and phone numbers or even any credit card information you may keep. It's important that you keep this information safe so that your Customers Personal information doesn't get captured and/or used by spammers or scammers. A SSL certificate will reassure your Customer that you have their best interests at heart.