An e-market is a customizable online storefront that allows campus departments to establish themselves as merchants to sell approved products, fees, and services. The are two types of e-markets currently being offered by the E-market team in the Central Cashier's Office are the Storefront e-market. and the Checkout e-market.
Below is a brief comparison of the three configuration options to consider for e-market deployments:
For departments that need to set up an online storefront for a temporary period and is not expected to be in use again.
For departments that expect to have their online storefront available all year long or on a recurring basis.
For departments that need highly customizable shopping sites with enhanced features that are not available with a Transact storefront e-market option.
|Complete store, from shopping to check-out, hosted entirely in the Transact environment.
|Online store experience is outside of Transact environment. Transact serves as the payment processor.
|Primarily targeted for rapid deployment and lower volume sites.
|Primarily targeted for higher volume and/or web-hosted solutions such as Aventri/Shopify or internally developed home-grown site created by the department.
|Low technical skills required, with most changes done in web-based GUI interface.
|Moderate to high technical skills required; likely to require IT involvement
|Uses a generic merchant ID (MID) that is managed and owned by the Central Cashier’s Office.
|Requires departments to have their own merchant ID and complete necessary PCI training and documents.
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