Excite Store Builder Pro
Web BuilderWeb Builder ProStore Builder Pro   $4.95 / mo$9.95 / mo$49.95 / moNoneNoneNoneNoneNone0.5% per sale   25 MB50 MB100 MB5 GB10 GB25 GBYesYesYesNone1020   YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes   YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYes   Priority EmailPriority EmailToll-Free phone & Priority EmailYesYesYes   NoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoUnlimitedNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYes
Feature      
Pricing      
Service Fee      
Setup Fee      
Transaction Fee      
Web Hosting      
Disk Space      
Data Transfer Limit      
Ad-Free Web Site      
Email Accounts      
Marketing      
Member and Customer
Database
     
Submission of your website
to search engines like
Google, Yahoo & Excite
     
Personal Site Search      
Forms      
Ability to create and send
emails to membership lists
     
Post products to eBay,
Yahoo Auctions, AOL, Excite,
Lycos, iWon and more
     
Web Design Tools      
Site Wizards      
Image Library      
Maps & Weather      
Polls / Survey      
Security & Support      
Customer Service      
Password Protection      
Ecommerce      
Accept Credit Cards securely      
Sell your own products      
# of Products allowed      
Inventory Management      
Accounting Software
Integration
     
Take online reservations
for Services
     
Online Marketing Tools      
       
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What does this mean?  
Service Fee The service fee is the amount charged to your credit card for our reliable, secure hosting, as well as great tools, wizards, customer service and other powerful features that come with your site or store.
Setup Fee Many web-hosting services charge a set-up fee as high as $99. We not only do not charge a set-up, we give you a free trial period!
Transaction Fee This fee is applied to every Store Builder Pro Store transaction. For example, if you sell an item for $36, your transaction fee is $0.18 or 0.5%. Transaction fees are paid at the end of the month.
Disk Space This is the amount of storage space that is provisioned for your site on our servers. The storage space holds the images, text, sound and video files that make up your site. You can always add more disk space by contacting our customer service.
Data Transfer Limit Each time someone visits a page on your site, data in the form of images, text, sound and video (depending on what you have on your site) is sent to your visitor's web browser. The average web page with 2 or 3 images is about 50 kb, so that means that a limit of 5 GB will allow you about 3,000 page visits per day everyday of the month -- more than enough for most sites.
Ad-Free Web Site All of our web-hosting services listed above come ad-free, meaning that we will not serve ads on your site or store. With the Store Builder Pro service, you have the option of exchanging banner ads with other Excite Store Builder Pro stores, and in a future release, with other ad banner exchange programs.
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Email Accounts The Site Pro and Store Builder Pro services come with a number of POP email accounts. With POP email accounts, you can use email software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, and others to send and receive your email. You can setup these email accounts from within the Site or Store Admin. Forwarding and unlimited aliases are available, and each email account comes with 20 MB storage.
Member and Customer Database You can choose to have visitors and customers register for your site or store. The data they enter is stored securely and available only to you.
Submission of your website to search engines like Google, Yahoo & Excite Submitting your site to the top search engines expands your circle of potential customers. This feature makes the submission process much simpler.
Personal Site Search This feature allows your visitors to conduct a keyword search against your site only.
Forms Forms are the online version of a survey, questionnaire, feedback card, etc. You can completely customize the form to suit your business needs, and have the form answers saved to your customer database and/or sent to you in an email.
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Ability to create and send emails to membership lists This powerful feature allows you to build a membership list from visitors to your site, your customers and from an existing list you might have. You can then send emails to your entire list or a filtered portion of your list.
Post products to eBay, Yahoo Auctions, AOL, Excite, Lycos, iWon and more We've built into the Store tools that greatly simplify the marketing of your products. We've integrated into eBay Auctions, Yahoo Auctions and the DealTime shopping engine, so the process of getting your products on to those shopping mega-sites is simple. DealTime currently supplies shopping results to AOL, Excite, iWon, Lycos and other shopping portals, although those relationships could change at any time. We're working hard to include many other Shopping and Auction sites in the near future.
Site Wizards Site Wizards are part of our powerful design and setup tools that help you start creating your site. They will guide you through the process of developing your site.
Image Library Make your site more memorable by adding professional images from our Image Library.
Maps & Weather Enhance your site with a MapQuestTM map of your location(s) and your current weather conditions.
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Polls / Survey Want to know what your visitors think of your site, or get feedback on what your customers think about your products? This feature allows you to conduct polls and surveys of your site visitors and customers, so you can get real-time feedback.
Customer Service Each service has an extensive, searchable help section, site wizards and a tutorial. In additional, we have customer service representatives available 12 hours a day to respond to your emails and toll-free calls (toll-free phone support is only available for Store Builder Pro customers).
Password Protection Password Protection allows you to restrict access to your store. This allows you to tailor your Store to a limited customer group. For example, let's say, you want to set up a store limited to franchise owners who purchase selected supplies; restricting store access to customers meeting that description is simple.
Accept Credit Cards securely We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layers ("SSL") technology to securely accept your customers' credit cards. To accept credit cards in your store, you'll need to have a credit card Merchant Account. If you don't have one, it's a simple process to set one up. In addition, you can accept PayPal as a payment option in your store, which costs you nothing to setup and is used by millions of online shoppers.
Sell your own products With the Store Builder Pro, you sell your products or services and you reap the profits!
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# of Products allowed There is no number limit for products you can sell in your store, and no monthly listing fees like some other online store services. However, the Store Builder Pro has a storage limit of 100 MB, which would be equivalent to approximate 3,000 to 5,000 products, depending on your product image sizes. If you anticipate have more products than that, please contact a customer service representative at customerservice@builder.excite.com
Inventory Management This feature helps you keep track of your inventory levels for each of your products. You can set up alerts to notify you when a product is getting low on inventory, download your orders to your accounting software, and bulk upload your product details.
Accounting Software Integration The Store Builder Pro is integrated with the popular Quicken® and Quickbooks® accounting software packages. In addition, you can download your orders and customer data in a .txt, .csv or .tsv format to import into a spreadsheet or database program.
Take online reservations for Services Your store comes with a reservations and scheduling service that allows both you and your customers to make appointments for your services. This includes checking availability, allowing your customers to make reservations online, and sending out confirmation and reminder emails once you've accepted the reservation.
Online Marketing Tools With your store you will receive several tools designed to help you market your store online. These include: free and premium search engine submission tools, customizable email templates, custom forms, banner ads creation and exchange tools, integration into eBay Auctions, Yahoo Auctions and the DealTime shopping engine, and much more to come. We're already working on a store directory and integration into more Auction and shopping portals.
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