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Volume 15 October 2007

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Dear Valued Customer,

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of g-bit, the official customer newsletter. This month's feature spotlight issue will show you how to start your own online business with your Web hosting account. Read on for more details. Feature Spotlight
The Globat Command Console

eCommerce and
Using your Web hosting account for an online store

Have you always wanted to sell products or services online, yet aren't quite sure how? With, you can get everything you need to have your own store online. Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • Domain name
  • Web hosting account
  • Shopping cart system
  • Payment processing gateway
  • Merchant account

As a customer, you already have the domain and Web hosting for your site. To create a store at your site, you'll need to install shopping cart software on your Web hosting account.

Within your Globat Command Console®, you can find easy 1-click installs for 2 of the most popular free shopping cart systems: ZenCart and osCommerce. Installation of either software program is a breeze, and if you need help after installation, you can find support among the many active online communities for these programs. A simple search engine query will bring up many results.

With either ZenCart or osCommerce installed, you will be able to add products, create categories, and allow your customers to add items to a "shopping cart," the same method used by most online shopping sites.

Though your shopping cart can collect payment information, in order for your customers to "checkout," you will need a payment processing gateway that is authorized to receive and capture funds from your customer's credit card, and a special merchant bank account to which these funds can be deposited.

There are some quick and simple alternatives online such as using PayPal or Google Checkout, but both of these methods will require your customers to pause and take the extra step of setting up an account in order to pay. You could potentially lose customers this way! The professional choice is to obtain your own payment processor and merchant account. There are many options available, with rates and fees varying widely. has teamed with one of the most reputable and affordable companies, e-onlinedata. We've also obtained special discount pricing for our customers. Click here to learn more about e-onlinedata's payment and merchant offerings.

Though setting up an online store is a relatively simple process, if you're not one for do-it-yourself projects, consider upgrading to ShopSite. This premier online store management system is available as an add-on to your Web hosting account. Click here to learn more about ShopSite.

Using the tools and resources provided to you by, you too can become the owner of an online business. We'll be here to help you along, but having the next big thing to sell is up to you!

Click here to install a shopping cart from your GCC now.
.tv Domains Now Available!

Plus, save on bulk domain registrations!

Are you in the television industry? Perhaps you'd like to start your own online entertainment channel. Whatever your reasons, make sure you grab up your "" before someone else does. Normally only available at pricey registrars for $49.95, is now able to offer the .tv suffix for the limited-time price of only $29.95/yr.! Register yours now to take advantage of this discount.

Also, if you're interested in registering more standard domains (.com, .org, .net or .biz), we're offering a special limited-time bundle: get 10 domain registrations for only $10 each! You can register all 10 at once, or save your credits for later.

If you're interested in either one of these opportunities, please contact our Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Edward Gaa, by emailing Customer Survey

Have you filled yours out?

Some of you may have recently received an e-mail to participate in our quarterly customer satisfaction survey. If so, we ask that you set aside 5 minutes to complete this short questionnaire. Your feedback is very important to us, and is invaluable to helping us deliver the best service possible.

If you didn't receive the survey (we sent it to a random sampling), you can still share your thoughts and opinions with us. Visit our contact us page for all the different ways you can get in touch with us.

Thank You for Hosting

We want to thank you for hosting your site with Your business is greatly appreciated and we're working hard to bring you excellent service.

As always, if you have any questions, problems, or comments, we're here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. Call us at 1.877.2.GLOBAT or visit our Web site at to use our Live Chat or to send us a message.

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