PRO-Webs Recommended Ecommerce Services

Rest assured that we DO NOT promote, nor recommend services to clients that we have not tested, used and support ourselves. Many times in your new ecommerce business these decisions can be difficult, add the tenacity of web salesmen and it can become a challenge to know what you need…. and what you don’t. We hope that these services are both helpful and a great experience for you. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with one of our recommended services, please let us know as we have removed services from this list in the past for less than stellar customer service and such.

PCI & Malware Scanning

PCI Scanning – You need a PCI scanner if you accept credit cards on your website, these guys are who we use and trust with our customer’s security.

Malware Scanning: Protect your website with Sucuri no more malware. no more blacklists. no more worries!

PCI Compliant Email

Google Aps Email Hosting – Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get things done from anywhere and on any device. It’s simple to set up, use and manage, so your business can focus on what really matters. Millions of organizations around the world count on Google Apps for professional email, file storage, video meetings, online calendars, document editing and more.
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eApps: Robust PCI Email Hosting. Our PCI Compliant Mail Solution solution permits you all of the robust email features your company must have. Taking your email off off the same hosted environment as your website makes your website more secure, your email better, faster and accessible.

Business Phone Service

Business Phone Service $8.25 a Month – Fast easy and reliable phone, fax and toll free numbers for your business… We use this service for all PRO-Webs phone lines.

WordPress Themes

Free WordPress themes from the WordPress repository.

WordPress Templates – We use ThemeForest WordPress themes all the time. In fact The WordPress parts of PRO-Webs are a theme from these guys. These premium WP themes are fairly priced and supported by their authors. Highly Recommended.

Zen Cart Templates

Template Monster: Our customers can use these template for us to develop their websites in less time!

Theme Forest: Premium, top of the line templates for minimal money. Includes fully responsive, retina ready designs for Zen Cart.

Stock Images & Photos

PhotoDune: Buy royalty-free stock photography in this huge marketplace of high quality photography from an incredibly creative community.

Graphic River: Looking for high quality Stock Photography at low prices? Every photo available from $1 and hundreds of thousands of choices!

Graphics Factory: is easy to search and find images as you need them, with the largest variety of original clip art images and animations available on the web today. You won’t find a better collection at a better price, we use these for many things including blog posts!

Domains

Domain Registrar – NameCheap: All 180 + PRO-Webs domains are registered here. Full DNS control, email and parking… Everything you need, plus great customer service.

DMCA

DMCA Protection: The DMCA Protection Badge guarantees that online criminals and content thieves hesitate before copying your original material. All you need to do is register and place a FREE DMCA Protection Badge on your website.

Invoicing

Awesome FreshBooks business billing, project tracking, invoices and expense reporting.

FTP Tools

Online FTP Storage – Business Class Worldwide FTP Services Provider. Turbo-FTP provides inexpensive, flexible secure FTP storage space that allows you to easily share, distribute or backup files. Store any kind of files you want on your FTP site, and share them with friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world. You only pay for the space you need – bandwidth is free, there are no limits on file size.

FileZilla: is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

SmartFTP: is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, SSH, Terminal client. It allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced Features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.

Core FTP: This free, secure FTP client gives you a fast, easy, reliable way to update and maintain your website via FTP.  It also provides a secure method (via SSL, TLS, FTPS, HTTPS, or SFTP) to upload / download files to and from FTP servers.  Check out the list of features and you’ll find almost every feature you need, all in a free ftp program.   There are no popup ads, advertising or spyware and you’re never asked or reminded to register.

HelpDesk Software

Rhino Help Desk: There’s nothing to install, all upgrades are free and seamless, and your support staff can access it from anywhere at anytime. Rhino Support is so easy and user-friendly that there’s literally no learning curve. Free Trial.

Live helper chat: Open source – Live Support chat for your website. Web and desktop clients. Co-Browsing, XMPP notifications, GTalk, Jabber, Openfire, Skype, Chrome extension, Node.js support, MySQL, PostgreSQL.

Merchant Processing

E-Online Data Instant Merchant ID: E-Online will get your merchant services going quickly and with as little paperwork as possible. They can even setup your Authorize.net Gateway in the same easy application process.

Authorize Net: This is the most cost efficient, secure and easy to use gateway on the planet. Owned by VISA.

Shopper Surveys & Review Seals

Shopper Approved Surveys: Pop up checkout success surveys with ratings seals for your product pages! Our customers love these guys.

SEO

SEO PowerSuite: Rank Tracker is a tool that lets you check website rankings in 340+ search engines and perform keyword research using more than a dozen various data sources.

Lucky Orange: Optimize your website for better conversions. We don’t just tell you who is on your site, we show you what they are doing.

Google Analytics: When you need to see how your marketing programs are performing on all digital platforms, Google Analytics is ready to help. Whatever your business goals, you’ll find powerful insights into which campaigns really drive visits, sales and other actions from your users. Sophisticated tools like Multi-Channel Funnels and Attribution show how all your campaign elements work together — so you can give the most credit to those that work best.

Social Media

Create Lead Capture Facebook Fan Pages: With more than 800 million active users on Facebook, it is a must have for businesses to be there and connect with your audience. FaceitPages will empower you to easily create lead capture Facebook business pages in minutes.

Business Verification Seals

Business Verification Seals: The Trust Guard Business Verified Seal is the fastest, most effective way to let your customers know that you are who you say you are. By displaying the Business Verified seal, your customers instantly know that your business information has been verified by Trust Guard. If the customer wants to find out how to contact you, they can either drag their mouse over the seal for instant confirmation, or they can click on the seal for a more detailed description of the verification process.

WordPress Plugins

Sitebase: If you need awesome WordPress plugins like our testimonials plugin here, then check these out as well.

WordPress FREE Plugin repository: Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. In the directory you can find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WordPress community has to offer.

Social Review Engine Plugin: The Social Review Engine is a powerful and feature rich website and product reviews plugin built for WordPress powered blogs. Simple to use, easy to setup, and installs in minutes. An Instant Review solution which can provide Rich Snippet Microformat SEO Optimized Reviews or Testimonials with Social Media Integration which can power a massive increase in Search Engine Rank and Social Traffic.

Envira Gallery: is a responsive WordPress gallery plugin that creates incredibly simple and easy workflows around building and managing galleries in WordPress.

BulletProof Security Pro for WordPress: BPS Pro it is safe to say that BPS Pro 5.1 is by far the most comprehensive, effective and complete Website Security Solution for WordPress websites.

Zen Cart Modules

Zen Cart Free Module repository: Community contributed additions for your shop. All downloads are free to the public and you do not have to sign-in to download.

ZenCart.codes: Our own in house maintained Zen Cart addons. Free and paid.

Magic Toolbox: 360 image, lightboxes and awesome product image effects for your Zen Cart.

QBI Software – QBI imports your osCommerce, Zen Cart, CRE Loaded, or osCMax orders, products, and customers directly into Quickbooks. Features like product mapping, extensive attribute handling options, and support for sales tax, discount coupons, and online payment gateways automate the process and vastly speed up your order fulfillment. The wide range of configuration options, and the comprehensive manual with extensive screenshots, help you to get it up and running quickly.

Email Marketing

MailChimp Email Marketing: Sending newsletters, email blasts and other bulk emails from your own website IP is dangerous for your business. Email marketing takes a great deal of attention for bounces, unsubscribe requests and general spamming of your email to keep your website’s IP and your emails unblocked and deliverable. The proper tools to manage your emailing campaigns are necessary and MailChimp covers all the bases in a easy to use interface and lets you test drive their service by sending your first 6000 emails free of charge.

Zen Cart News & Support

PRO-Webs Newsletter: Stay up to date with everything Zen Cart, nice and easy.

Zen Cart Forum: This is the announcements section of the Zen Cart forum, subscribe for many important updates.

Zen Cart Online Training: Award-winning teacher, 15+ years experience, has created a set of online Zen Cart video courses to help people gain serious skills, helping them to build their business, get online quickl…and yeah, make more money!

Zen Cart Manual: The official Zen Cart manual… you need this.

Shipping

ShipWire: As a merchant, you only need to worry about Ground, 2 Day, and 1 Day service, and set your online store accordingly. ShipWire takes care of everything else.

Stamps: printed postage and shipping. Use this code to sign up, C-9PDV-4N9, and you will get a $100 offer which includes a digital scale and $45 in postage.

Other Software

QHub: Established in 2004, Qhub.com is the leader in Q&A and FAQ Software. It’s the simplest way to add fully featured, beautifully designed Q&A and FAQ pages to any website. It’s also an awesome way to set up your own online community, in less than 5 minutes. Qhub is fully hosted with nothing to download, has almost 7500 active customers, and is used by pretty much anyone – business, group, club or society – to really engage, understand and help their users and members. The are ranked number 1 in Inspired Magazine’s Q&A Website review!