do I need to accept credit cards with Bizhosting?
I already have a merchant account, can I use
it with your service?
I accept international orders using my Bizhosting
will my customers find my Web site?
secure is my Bizhosting shopping cart?
I use my own top-level domain with your service?
I upload or copy existing Web pages to Bizhosting's
I upload and download product database files?
much time will it take to build a site?
do I need to build a site?
if I don't have any products yet?
What do I
need to accept credit cards with Bizhosting?
In order to process credit cards automatically
(in real-time), or, if you don't already have
a merchant account, select either our Value
Hosting package or our Professional
Hosting package at sign-up. After you
signup for one of these paid hosting packages
you will be able to accept credit cards on
your site. You will be asked to select a merchant
account that is best for you after you signup.
We even offer a very low cost ProPay
merchant account. Transaction fees apply to
all merchant accounts and will be billed by
the merchant bank.The
merchant account is best for you
if you don't have a business bank account
and a Federal tax ID number. This merchant
account will allow an individual to start
accepting credit cards quickly. The Propay merchant
account is only available to U.S. Residents
who are at least 18 years old and have a
valid Social Security number. Approval is
based on personal financial criteria and
is NOT guaranteed.
If I already
have a merchant account, can I use it with your
When you signup for the
Value Hosting or Professional
Hosting package you will have the option to accept and store credit card numbers on
your site. This option allows you to securely accept customers' credit cards and manually process them if you
have an existing "offline" merchant account. After signup you will have to option to enable manual credit
If you have an existing "online" merchant account, you cannot currently use that merchant account with
Bizhosting. We are in the process of adding support for all major payment gateways so you can use your online
merchant account in the future. If you do not have a merchant account and want to process credit cards, we
offer merchant account options for you to choose from depending on your sales volume.(back
Can I accept
international orders using my Bizhosting merchant
Absolutely. We know how
important international sales can be to Internet
businesses. We've partnered with a merchant
account provider that allows you to accept
orders securely from anywhere in the world.
There is no limit to the reach of your products
and services! (back
How will my
customers find my Web site?
Your Site Admin area has
links to site promotion tools that will help you
submit your site step by step to the top search
engines and information directories. Search
engines are the way to help new and repeat
customers find your business site. The Business
Resources section has several articles which are
designed to help you increase the traffic to
your site. (back
is my Bizhosting shopping cart?
Bizhosting uses the Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) encryption method to protect
your data and your customers' data from third
parties as it is transferred over the Internet.
Your information and your customers' information
are safe with us! (back
Can I use my
own top-level domain with your service?
If you already have your
own ".com, .org, or .net" domain name, you can
transfer it at sign up and host it on Bizhosting
for free! If you don't already have your own
domain name, you can register one with us
(yourbusiness.com), or receive a free subdomain
upload or copy existing Web pages to Bizhosting's
This is one area where our
competition falls short! If you already have
a site built for your business, we provide
1. Upload a Web site from your
computer. If you have already built a Web site
using Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia
Dreamweaver, or another software program, we can
help you to easily publish it on
2. Copy a Web site from
somewhere else on the Web. Use our Site Copier
tool to transfer automatically your site from
its existing location to your new site with
Can I download
Yes. In fact, this feature
is very nice for those who want to keep
their order or customer information in an
Excel file or some other database format.
You can download your orders for the day,
week, month or all the orders you have recieved.
You can also download your customer list.
This information is downloaded as a text
file (comma seperated)(*.txt) that is easily
imported into any spreadsheet program or
time will it take to build a site?
You can build your site and
add products in as little as 20 minutes.
However, we recommend that you take some time to
gather your resources and make your site look as
good as possible. Investing time in your
business Web site will pay off in repeat
customers. You can always go back and edit your
site at your convenience. (back
What do I
need to build a site?
Here is a list of suggested
items to have on hand when you're ready to build
information (descriptions, images,
You don't have to have all
this information right now. Your site is a work
in progress--growing and improving with your
business. You can make changes to your site as
this information becomes available. (back
What if I
don't have any products yet?
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You can add, delete, and
manage your products at any time. You can add
them when you set up your store or you can set
up your store first and go back later when you
have products to add. (back