In online retail, people are far more likely to hard sell than when they are in face-to-face situations. Probably when faced with real human beings, sellers adhere to an unwritten code of decency. However, in the anonymous online medium it is easy to be extremely self promotional. But that will not work. Here’s why:
Using Facebook to sell your wares is a fairly new trend, but with more than 1,900,000 users accessing the Facebook Marketplace application it is obviously a trend that is catching on in a big way.
Virtually all e-commerce sites accept credit cards as their primary form of payment. To accept credit cards, you need a merchant account with a bank. A payment gateway is simply a service which connects your Web site with the bank. While there’s a bit more to it than that, in essence that’s all it is – a way to take payments online.