Choosing a Design and Payment Options

Choosing a Design and Payment Options

Time to find a good Design for my Website| BYU-I B 250 – Lesson 05

We are advancing well in our Online Business Project. This week we already looked at some design ideas and options. We were supposed to find at least two websites that we would use as reference to create our website. I’ve chosen Guriveio ( a website that sells electronics in general, but started selling basically only cellphones. And I’ve also chosen Cissa Magazine ( which is a very similar website to Guriveio. I even found out that both websites are from the same city, a very small city in the country site, here in my state. This was a very interesting coincidence to me.

I will have a small challenge though. The business I’ve decided to pursue is a website that sells Children Cellphone, simple and cheap cellphones for parents to have a good communication with their small kids, when they are away. The idea of having a cheap cellphone is for parents not to worry about them being robbed. I honestly couldn’t find a website that works exclusively with that, so I might be the first one doing so. But the challenge I am going to have is the small number of options, I will probably not have more than 4 or 5 different models of these simple and cheap cellphones. I will need to find a design solution for that. It might look weird an online store with only 4 or 5 products. The store needs to have something different, attractive so people can trust at buying there.

I thought of creating a landing page where people good read about good reasons and ideas why to buy such a cellphone for their kids. This landing page must be attractive and the text needs to be very well developed for that.

Payment Options at the Website

The second task we needed to research upon was credit card payment options for the website. We were challenged to learn a little about PayPal, the most famous payment tool in the USA. But since my business is going to focus on selling and delivering for clients in Brazil, I will need to choose a better option for our reality here.

There are some good options available. Here are some of the option I think are good:

  • Mercado Pago
  • PagSeguro
  • Bcash
  • Moip

All of these options accept credit card and boleto bancário (a very popular form of payment in Brazil). More important, they also allow the clients to purchase the product and pay in up to 12 installments. This is a very important option when selling any kind of product or service in Brazil, and that is an option that PayPal isn’t doing yet.

These 4 services are very similar to each other, but I am torn between Mercado Pago and PagSeguro, I think they are the more popular of them. I still haven’t decided with a 100% of surety, but I guess I am going to use PagSeguro. PagSeguro’s plugin for WordPress has many more users and a better evaluation, so I believe there are more people using PagSeguro than Mercado Pago, at least with WordPress.

I will make some test though, before I decide completely. Let’s hope I decide on the better option.

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