The Evolution of e-Commerce
In the beginning, the web was static. For most companies their web site was
an online version of their brochure. It was immediately accessible to a
world wide audience, but customers had to call or fax in their orders.
It didn't take long for a new paradigm to emerge, and e-commerce began with
a bang. It seemed like every site had online
ordering. Companies with only
one or two products all of the sudden had full online
shopping cart systems.
Flash forward to a few years later, and many of these companies have yet to
realize any benefit from such systems. This is why c4.net offers a variety
of custom e-commerce solutions. We realize that each company is unique and
that what works for one may not work for another.
The following is just one example for which we've
developed e-commerce solutions. As with all our e-Commerce services, c4.net developed unique
solutions which compliment their core business while integrating
transparently into their web site and overall business process.
Web Site: http://www.foodcount.com
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
FoodCount.com started out as a free service. As the web site took off and
took on new features, it became necessary to charge a minimal fee to use
the service. c4.net transparently integrated the Authorize.Net payment
gateway into the site. FoodCount.com customers can purchase yearly
subscriptions, view their past payments, and even delete their own accounts
from right on the web site in real time. This is e-commerce as it was meant