MyAccount| Newsletter| Free Trial

Ecommerce & EPOS Information

Make money selling online

Online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon have made it quick and easy for almost anyone to sell online. But competition is stiff, and the cost per sale is usually quite high. To maximise profits and build loyalty among your own customers, you need your own ecommerce web site.

With over ten years experience in helping small and medium businesses sell online, no-one makes it easier and more affordable than Actinic - and no-one offers a more proven and scaleable range of products. Building and managing your site

SellerDeck provides a range of options for selling online, from a low-cost pay-monthly solution to a sophisticated multi-user system. All can be used to create a complete online business site, or as a web store within an existing site if you have one. See our ecommerce products page for more information

Hosting your site

SellerDeck Catalog and SellerDeck Business are compatible with most business web hosting packages. Or for greater convenience and peace of mind, we can provide hosting for you.

Taking payments

In order to sell online, you will need the ability to take credit card payments. For this you will need an internet merchant account with an acquiring bank, plus a Payment Services Provider (PSP) who will handle the online transactions. SellerDeck products integrate with all leading PSPs, and setting up is simply a matter of choosing your provider and entering your user ID and password. If you cannot get a merchant account, some PSPs offer a bureau service as an alternative.

Adding a professional design

SellerDeck's built in design templates, button sets and colour schemes give you a vast range of design options to choose from, and you can add your own company logo and images very easily. If you want a bespoke design for your online business, this can be implemented by one of our accredited web design partners.

SellerDeck Catalog

SellerDeck Catalog is the best-selling electronic commerce application and includes everything a business needs to build and manage an online store. Powered by a familiar Windows interface Actinic Catalog provides ease of use, flexibility and a comprehensive range of features in a value for money package. Backed up by a range of support and service options and a ready-made upgrade path to more advanced functionality, Actinic Catalog will provide a platform to building a successful online business.

SellerDeck Business

SellerDeck Business provides a powerful and affordable electronic commerce package for businesses requiring increased efficiency and sophistication for both online and offline business operations. Building on the comprehensive features in Actinic Catalog, Actinic Business provides additional, advanced features in the areas of marketing, customer management and integration with Sage 50 Accounts. Actinic Business also offers extended functionality for businesses operating through mail order and retail channels including a facility to process mail and telephone orders (MOTO) and integration with Actinic EPOS.

SellerDeck Business Plus

SellerDeck Business Plus extends the capabilities of Actinic Business for companies requiring multi-site management and multi-user order processing and content management. SellerDeck Business Plus enables the creation and management of an unlimited number of sites together with the option of adding multiple user licences for simultaneous use on networked PCs.

SellerDeck Enterprise

SellerDeck Enterprise is designed for successful online and multi-channel businesses that need a scaleable package with room for future growth. Based on the high performance Microsoft SQL database, SellerDeck Enterprise provides enhanced performance for businesses that handle large order volumes; sell through multiple channels or require multi-user access for order processing and catalogue maintenance. Actinic Enterprise is a highly flexible and functional application that will sit at the heart of a multi-channel business; optimised for the web, with comprehensive support for mail and telephone order processing (MOTO) and the ability to synchronise with Actinic EPOS for in-store automation.

SellerDeck Designer

SellerDeck Designer is a powerful, low cost application that assists web designers to build ecommerce sites quicker, easier, more economically and without compromise. With SellerDeck Designer you can design an unlimited number of ecommerce stores all from the single licence.

SellerDeck Designer features an intuitive point and click design interface enabling complete design flexibility and customisation while providing access to all the features available within the SellerDeck product range apart from order processing which operates in test mode.

Deployment is easy, simply purchase a copy of SellerDeck Catalog Client or Business Client, install it on their machine and import your site design.

What the Press say

"The best DIY e-commerce product in its price range... the definitive example of the breed." PC Plus

“One of the best ecommerce suites around” Web Designer Actinic ecommerce software and search engines

A lot of people ask us whether sites built using Actinic will perform well with search engines.

All our products are specifically designed with search engines in mind. Given the right content, an Actinic-built site will pretty well optimise itself.

The software also gives you direct access to the elements of the site that are most important to search engines, so that you can make adjustments if you need to.

Support options

All our electronic commerce packages are backed by a full range of support options. We provide free lifetime email support; telephone support by annual subscription; a comprehensive online Knowledge Base; and a very active user forum.