The ability for members to pay dues, register and pay for events, and renew their memberships online can be one of the most effective ways to increase fundraising and minimize the burden of manual processing. At Lawyer Legion, we help legal associations implement Ecommerce solutions to efficiently enhance their website to include these capabilities.
Ecommerce is convenient for members, staff, and volunteers. The ability to securely collect and process payments online can increase fundraising and simplify administrative tasks.
Ecommerce for Legal Associations
At Lawyer Legion, we help legal associations implement Ecommerce solutions on their website. There are several necessary items required for producing an efficient Ecommerce system, these include:
- SSL Certificate – An important security feature, an SSL (Secure Socket Lawyer) Certificate, provides security for your website by encrypting data communications between the visitor and the server. This is necessary in order to be able to accept credit card payments online and to be PCI compliant, which is a requirement of major credit card companies.
- Merchant Account – A type of bank account that allows businesses to accept payments via credit card and have the funds deposited into the account electronically.
- Payment Gateway – An Ecommerce application service that authorizes payments and protects credit card details with encryption. The payment gateway facilitates the transfer of information between the website and the merchant account.
- Shopping Cart – A software application on a web server that organizes items for users to purchase. A shopping cart allows members to choose items for purchase, such as membership dues, event registration, CLE programs, and other products.
These items are often purchased through third-party providers. The web developer then implements each of them into the website and makes sure they work in unison.
If your association is in need of quality development and implementation of Ecommerce solutions, contact us for more information.