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More sophisticated than a simple 'marketing' website, eCommerce sites need not be overly complex nor expensive.

Octen Web Design eCommerce
Octen Web Design eCommerce Partners

As a small business ourselves we place great store in value for money and exceptional quality and these qualities are at the core of our eCommerce design business.

Octen Web Design can help you build a successful on-line business from scratch with an eCommerce website that is reliable, flexible, attractive and will reflect the value of your business. Above all your new site will be secure and affordable.

Our eCommerce websites are competitively priced to fit almost all budgets without compromising on the design quality.

A fundamental requirement for any eCommerce web site is the ability to take payment on-line and whilst there are several solutions available, they can be classified into two distinct groups.

We will always recommend the best solution for your business based upon your turnover forecast and likely trading patterns but the final decision is always yours.


PayPal provide a total and secure solution for on-line payments, which can very easily be incorporated into your site.

You will need to set up a PayPal account but a basic account is free of charge and there are no monthly minimum fees to pay.

PayPal charges sellers in the UK a fee of between 1.4% and 3.4% of the total sale plus 20p per transaction. The percentage fee depends on how much you sell, so the more you sell, the lower the percentage.

Merchant Service Provider

Using a customisable shopping cart along with a merchant service provider to process your on-line payments makes more commercial sense than using PayPal if your business has a regular turnover.

If this the case we recommend RomanCart and PaymentSense who both offer outstanding service and exceptional value for money. It is important to note that you will be liable to pay a minimum monthly fee and possibly a one-off setup fee. As PaymentSense's transaction fees are much lower than PayPal's however, these fees will be quickly recovered.