As Yahoo! Store developers, we have fielded a lot of questions from business owners who are considering this e-commerce platform. Some questions are more common than others, so we have put together a list of frequently asked questions about Yahoo! Stores that most people have as well as questions about how our services work with it. If you don't see your question answered here, please don't hesitate to call (1.888.883.9462) or contact us!
What is a Yahoo! Store website?
A Yahoo! Store website is an e-commerce platform in which an online merchant is able to sell their products through a secure and dependable shopping cart system.
What are the benefits of using a Yahoo! Store?
A Yahoo! Store offers a variety of great tools and features that are both easy to use and are much needed to properly manage and maintain a successful online business. A few of these features include order management solutions, gift certificates and coupons, automatic order confirmation, credit card verification tools, statistic tools and promotion options. Read more about some key benefits of a Yahoo! Store.
What are Yahoo's fees for setting up and using the Yahoo! Store shopping cart?
Yahoo! provides 3 Merchant Solutions packages and pending on the package you choose you will be subject to different additional fees. For more information of Yahoo's shopping cart fees, please visit their merchant solutions page.
Do I need Hosting for my store?
No. When you sign up for a Yahoo! Merchant Solutions account, your Yahoo! Store will be hosted on their servers, which are very secure and reliable. However, if you do need more in addition to Yahoo!'s free hosting solution, All Web Promotion can offer you additional hosting packages.
Does Yahoo! actually process payments?
Not exactly. You will need to select a Payment Processor (see this list of compatible processors) that will actually transfer the funds from the issuing bank (customer's credit card or PayPal account) to your merchant account. When a customer clicks Send Order on your store, Yahoo! securely sends the authorization request for the order to the issuing bank (credit card association) that includes the details of the order which the bank needs to verify. If the card holder has the necessary funds and meets the requirements, then the order proceeds. For more details on this, please check out Yahoo!'s explanation.
What are the requirements to open a Yahoo! Store website with All Web Promotion?
Your company needs to have purchased a Yahoo! Merchant Solutions package and have opened a Merchant Account with Yahoo!. The Yahoo! Merchant Solutions package includes everything you need to sell online including a Domain Name, a Yahoo! Store, Business E-mail, and Web Hosting through Yahoo!.
What are your fees for designing a Yahoo! Store?
We offer several Yahoo! Store design packages which can be tailored to your specific needs. Our packages are one-time only fees. If additional work is required, we can quote you on a per project basis ($75 an hour).
How long will it take for you to design our Yahoo! Store website?
We estimate a project could be completed within 4 to 6 weeks. Please note that a website completion date is dependent on your company's individual design needs and the website package that you select as well as your active participation throughout the project.
We currently own a Yahoo! Store, can you assist me with design changes?
Definitely, we have lots of experience with Yahoo! Store redesigns and with adding design changes to any existing store. We have graphic designers on-hand who can create unique and customized graphics for your new website.
Do you provide Yahoo! Store training?
Yes. Most of our design packages include a basic store training and maintenance lesson. However if you feel you need additional time, we can continue the training at an hourly rate.
Do you have references?
Yes, upon request we can provide a list of references of a few of our current Yahoo! Store website design clients. Please note that we may not be able to provide you with detailed "client-privileged" information such as budget, monthly or yearly costs, and specific design goals or strategies. In addition, we ask that you please review our Yahoo Store Website Design Portfolio page.