What are the requirements for E-Commerce?

Nov 3rd, 2011

Technically, there are 4 major requirements:

1) An Internet Merchant Account
2) An online Payment Gateway (authorize.net, PayPal PayFlow Pro)
3) An E-Commerce enabled website: including Shopping Cart & Checkout
4) A Secure Connection to your Payment Gateway (SSL Certificate might be required)

Please see the Credit Card Processing Diagram by authorize.net for more information.

About the author:

Nina Khoury is a computer scientist, software engineer, data and information junkie and online marketer. She taught at various universities for more than six years and worked on projects for Fortune 500 companies including cisco, Intel and HP.