None. JS-WebStore is a hosted solution, just like a normal web site - you won’t need servers, routers, firewalls, anti-virus software or employ a web developer.
We install and run your store at our secure and reliable web server. Once you’ve purchased JS-WebStore you simply pay a nominal quarterly fee for as long as you want to keep the web store online.
No - you do not need a web site already.
If you have a website already, you can simply link to the J-Web site by providing a ‘shop online’ link. If you don’t have a website, J-Web can become your main site by adding a few extra pages (e.g. About us, Opening hours, Directions etc.).
No - J-Web is an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution that is simple to maintain with no HTML, CSS, AJAX or any other web design experience required. It comes with a branded theme (using your logo and color schemes). You can easily manage products and orders from the back-end. You can also edit the content of some static pages like terms and conditions pages. J-Web provides training before you go live with your website.
J-WEB requires a separate sub-domain for security purposes and to make sure that the store files and functions are maintained by qualified staff. J-Web comes on with a sub domain. If you want to use your own domain name for marketing purposes, then you would have to ask your current domain provider to point your sub domain to the server with the J-Web store.
Upon launch of the web store, JS imports all products that are flagged for web sales and maps these products with the standard categories, based on JS-departments or optional web categories. This is a one-time procedure to get a base product catalog. Once imported, the web administrator can manage products and categories from the store back-end.
After the initial import of products, a nightly synchronization procedure will run which adds/removes products and adjust prices. Products that are no longer flagged as web items will automatically be removed from the web store. New products are added but need to be activated by the web administrator. This gives the administrator the opportunity to add/change descriptions, image(s) and categories before the product goes live. The administrator will receive a daily email with an overview of new web-products.
JS also runs a nightly sales export procedure, which exports web sales information and stores this information into JS.