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Great Looking but hosted on their server (10 posts)

  1. bdkennedy1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was so excited about this cart initially until I found that it's hosted on their servers. I am not comfortable sharing all of my customers personal info on some server in Europe.

    The video tutorial is horrible as the author's voice echos all over the room. The author needs to speak into the microphone.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ecwid-shopping-cart/

  2. Ecwid
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The video tutorial is horrible as the author's voice echos all over the room. The author needs to speak into the microphone.

    Thanks for the feedback! You're right, the tutorial video should be improved. Well, that's why our other tutorials are voiceless: http://vimeo.com/ecwid/videos : -)

    I was so excited about this cart initially until I found that it's hosted on their servers. I am not comfortable sharing all of my customers personal info on some server in Europe.

    Ecwid doesn't use a "some server in Europe".
    1. All the payment sensitive information(i.e. credit card numbers) is stored on the payment gateway`s servers. (for example on PayPal's or Authorize.Net's ones). Ecwid relies on the payment gateways to process orders and never touches credit card numbers.
    2. All other information, such as product or order data, is stored on reliable US Amazon EC2 servers.

    When you use ANY shopping cart, the main question is trust. When you use a SaaS shopping cart provider(e.g. Ecwid), you should trust it.
    If you use a shopping cart installed on any hosting, you should trust your hosting provider, because it stores your store data on some servers too.

    By the way Ecwid isn't a newly created company. It's made by the same company who made X-Cart(widely known PHP e-commerce app) and X-Payments (one of a few PA-DSS validated PHP apps in the world).

  3. cjeffplay
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to get feedback on Ecwid. I have to get a need cart. Is it complete enough for a small store or would I be better off with a cart I am paying monthly for.

  4. Ecwid
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to get feedback on Ecwid. I have to get a need cart. Is it complete enough for a small store or would I be better off with a cart I am paying monthly for.

    Hi, what questions do you have about Ecwid?

  5. kathatp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah it's a bit of a shame that it is hosted with them. But defenitely good for someone who doesn't want a highly customised solution.

    It works really well, though and soooo easy to set up!

  6. Ecwid
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah it's a bit of a shame that it is hosted with them. But defenitely good for someone who doesn't want a highly customised solution.

    Well, the SaaS(software as a service) approach has some very neat advantages. For example seamless upgrades or performance.

  7. tigret
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I really appreciate this feature of being hosted on different server. I mean this will reduce most of the big problems of e-commerce scripts that is setting up a payment gateway as it will be already setup and just our creditials are required. and from the demo of Ecwid, It seems to be better than Amazon (no offense).

    Someday I'll give it a try. But I have a question is the shipping calculation is on the basis of Country and weight. I mean 0-500gm to Uk cost this and to India cost that, etc because I prefer this type of shipping calculation.

    If the calculation is based on that way then I'll replace it with my Prestashop for sure.

  8. Ecwid
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Someday I'll give it a try. But I have a question is the shipping calculation is on the basis of Country and weight. I mean 0-500gm to Uk cost this and to India cost that, etc because I prefer this type of shipping calculation.

    Yep, it is of course possible: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853310/Shipping#Userdefinedrates

  9. tigret
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh Lovely! And can we make a payment option 'like Cheque payment' for only one country or 2-3 countries like Cheque only acceptable from United States, etc

  10. Ecwid
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh Lovely! And can we make a payment option 'like Cheque payment' for only one country or 2-3 countries like Cheque only acceptable from United States, etc

    Hi,

    It is possible to create a payment method called "Cheque", however it will be available for all countries, unfortunately.

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