- No programs to install or run - Most people
and small companies are not allowed to run CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
programs on their host's web servers, but CGIs are required to run shopping
carts. Split Hosting(tm) relieves this requirement by keeping your products and
your buy buttons on your site, while running the CGIs on the Creative Cart
- Creative Cart is fast, easy, secure, and requires no
programming experience - Your company will not need the required full
time staff to run a shopping cart.
- Creative Cart Shopping Cart Service is
inexpensive - Shopping cart programs are expensive to buy, and other
shopping cart services can cost $100/month or more. If you add it up, the
servers, the dedicated Internet access, SSL, the program, the training, and the
staff required to run a shopping cart add up to many tens of thousands of
dollars per year. Creative Cart is not even a drop in the bucket on a
comparitive cost scale.
- Creative Cart keeps the
data secure - Some shopping cart services are not secure between the
shopping cart server and you, the vendor. They even e-mail (unsecurely) your
customers' private information! Creative Cart maintains a secure connection for
the customer placing their order, and for you when retreiving the order.
- You can easily incorporate Creative Cart into
any kind of website to sell products on the web without changing the look of
the site - Other shopping cart programs require you to change the look
of your website to match their catalogs or their input routines. With Creative
Cart you simply add buy buttons to your product pages that look the way you
want. No catalogs. No templates.
- Creative Cart is portable - You can change
web hosts and take Creative Cart with you. Portability is of paramount
importance to your web presence in this failed dot com world.
take a moment to explain why portability is extremely important to your company
by using some examples. Your company might start out on a free web hosting
site, then move to a paid hosting site, and eventually step up to a database
driven website with a giant corporate presence. Using Creative Cart, each time
your sites moves, the buy buttons will move with it. This allows a merchant to
grow without any of the pains of reinstalling, moving software, and even
changing shopping carts. Now let us consider what happens if you set up a
website at a cheap web host with a free shopping cart. You establish your web
presence, get yourself highly ranked on the search engines, and create a loyal
customer base. Then the cheap web host does what almost all of them do - goes
out of business. You have backups of your web pages and you post them to
another web host. But then you find out that your new web host's free shopping
cart is not the same one as your old web host's cart. Now you are going to have
to spend weeks getting all of your products setup in a new, completely
different shopping cart. Not only do you have to redo the work you did at the
old host, but during this time your customers cannot order from you! This
example is no exageration; this happens all the time. If customers cannot order
from your site for a few weeks, they will order from someone else.
Creative Cart's portability allows your customers to purchase from your new