July 19, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Web services provider Affinity Internet, today announced the launch of ReadyWeb Commerce, an e-commerce web presence solution for small businesses.
ReadyWeb Commerce allows small business owners and managers to deploy and maintain an e-commerce web site that fits their business without having to do any web development work Affinity does the work for them. The service includes a web site, an online product catalog with shopping cart and an order management system with the ability to automatically process online credit card payments. All of this functionality is designed, installed, configured and maintained by Affinity's in-house staff.
"ReadyWeb Commerce is the next step for Affinity in our mission to help small businesses establish a professional Internet presence in a way that saves them time and money," said Jim Collins, president, Affinity Internet. "Small businesses are focused on serving their customers - they don't have time to learn web design or figure out the intricacies of integrating e-commerce into their site, and they don't have the money to hire teams of design and e-commerce experts - that's where Affinity comes in."
ReadyWeb Commerce costs as little as $200, and includes the design of the web site and the integration of a shopping cart system. Details like product information, sales tax calculation, order confirmations and payment verification are set up for the customer. The sub-$100 monthly price includes web hosting, design updates and product catalog updates.
In addition to the cost savings, ReadyWeb Commerce saves business owners an even more valuable resource - time. Customers are given a dedicated account manager who serves as a consultant on the development of the site, working with the customer to define their goals and coordinating the development and ongoing maintenance of the site. Affinity's approach gives each customer the personalized attention needed to ensure that their web site is as successful as a big business site without the big business expense.