by April 4, 2000 0 comments

With e-com Websites popping
up like there’s no tomorrow, another business is gaining momentum–the
business of e-com Website creation tools. These range from basic to
highly-advanced ones. We reviewed e-b@zaar–a simple tool for creating your
e-com Website.

e-b@zaar can run on any PC
with Win 9x/NT. The idea is to first create your Website on the local
machine, and later upload it to the Internet. You’ll therefore need a
registered domain name and some Web space with an ISP to load your site. The
pages created by e-b@zaar can run on any server with CGI processing
capabilities. Once uploading is done, your site will be ready to sell
online.

There’s a wizard to guide
you through the process of creating your site. This helps you build your
online store in just six steps. You can also preview your site before
uploading it.

Once your site is up,
customers can browse the catalog, make selections, and place orders. There’s
also a search facility to easily find a product. You can add new products,
categories, and even change existing product information with the help of
the Import bazaar feature.

e-b@zaar can support a wide
range of payment options, including all types of credit cards, invoice with
order, cash on delivery, check on delivery, and invoice and payment before
delivery. Payment is accepted in Indian rupees and US dollars.

You can edit the database
using Access. It supports around 10,000 product lines. You can change the
look of your site using the built-in themes. You can also change the page
background, logo, etc, through the Display option.

e-b@zaar

E-commerce Website-creation
tool.
Rs 39,995

Features: Built-in catalog;
various payment options; report generation.

Pros: 128-bit encryption;
support for 10,000 product lines.

Cons: Slightly expensive.

Source: Intelligent Ideas Labs
J 1916 IInd Floor, C R Park
New Delhi 110019.
Tel: 11-6222588, 6287783
Fax: 6287379
E-mail: info@i2lab.com
Website: www.i2lab.com

You can download orders from
the Retrieve orders menu, which is under the Web menu option. It uses a
128-bit model to encrypt the credit card details. It employs an encryption
standard called Diffie-Hellman, which is a public-key algorithm for key
exchange and is widely used on the Internet. The second model it uses for
security is SSL–an Internet standard for encrypted data transmission. One
strong recommendation is that you should make a note of the private key
generated by
e-b@zaar. This is used in encryption and decryption of orders. You obtain it
from the House Keeping>Security menu.

e-b@zaar can backup your
Website together with the database. You can also generate useful reports
that help you maintain your catalog, and process your orders.

You can also design your own
templates and themes. Overall, the product has good features and is easy to
set up. However, it’s a little overpriced.

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