Sitebuilder Spotlight: Duda Mobile –
Is it time to upgrade your high-risk e-commerce website?
Is your e-juice, premium cigar, or FFL website in need of a facelift or style update? If so, it might also need some serious attention on the back end. If your site-building platform or template is out of date hopefully it is at least mobile-friendly. Often, making small tweaks to an outdated website platform isn’t going to help your customer experience as much as converting to a better website building platform would.
Doing everything you can to convey security and competence is important, especially if you are selling in a high-risk category. As important- is the impact mobile responsiveness has on your SEO. As a high risk-risk website owner your ability to advertise with AdWords and elsewhere is limited, making organic SEO even more important. Mobile responsiveness is a very important SEO signal.
Duda Mobile allows payment options for vape, cigar, and FFL websites along with many other business types – below we discuss some important details on Duda and high-risk e-commerce.
What is Duda?
Duda, also called Duda Mobile, is a mobile-focused site builder and e-commerce platform. The Duda Mobile website builder creates a fully responsive site. It takes a lot of the hassle out of rebuilding your website for mobile – especially when you already know you need to upgrade the look or style anyway. This is especially important if you have multiple sites or if you build websites as a service.
Duda Mobile is terrific for traditional low-risk businesses too, but if you are in the high-risk world and are ready for a fast, easy, responsive and mobile website platform that integrates with high-risk friendly gateways like NMI, you should really consider learning more about Duda Mobile. The Duda Mobile website builder creates a truly responsive mobile site.
NMI high-risk compatibility opens up your options
Duda Mobile website builder can be used to build a new site using an NMI compatible cart. This opens up a world of high-risk processing options for many hard to place merchants like glassware, vaping, and supplement merchants. Duda also offers the ability to use “simple set-up” QuickClick buy-now buttons through NMI. Contact us anytime for high-risk payment acceptance recommendations. We specialize in helping website owners looking to accept payments for high-risk products like electronic cigarettes, premium cigars, or FFL to FFL sales.
High-risk generally refers to the processor’s risk of experiencing a loss by processing credit cards for a particular merchant type. Chargebacks, fines, legal fees from government entanglement or other losses are considered more likely when selling certain product categories than others.
Setting up a high-risk e-commerce web-store is not that difficult, with the right guidance, we can not only help you match up with an appropriate merchant account for your product category, but we can also help guide you through the process of setting up your payment gateway and making sure you’re ready to sell. Fortunately, NMI is one of our preferred payment gateways for several high-risk markets we assist, and it works perfectly for websites using Duda. We have 15 years worth of real-world experience setting up NMI payment gateways for vape, FFL, cigar, alcohol, and supplement merchants and are always happy to answer questions for any e-commerce warrior, regardless of who their vendors are.
Duda offers high-risk friendly Authorize.Net credit card payment processing
The Duda Mobile site builder also makes it possible for you to process credit card payments through the Authorize.Net payment gateway. We often recommend Authorize.Net for a wide range of high-risk businesses. It offers a reliable and secure way for you to accept online payments for high-risk products. However, before you start processing payments on Duda through Authorize.Net, it’s important that your AuthNet account is set up properly to handle high-risk product sales. Don’t worry though, we’re more than happy to help. We’ll be able to set it up for you and easily integrate it with your Duda site. If you’d like our help you can always contact us here or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Authorize.Net is an excellent payment gateway for a wide range of high-risk business types, similar to NMI. For example, Authorize.Net is a great fit for e-cigarette and e-liquid sites, online FFL to FFL stores, smoking, pipe and glassware websites, and online premium cigar businesses.
However, which gateway is actually best for you does depend on the particulars of your business. We’ve helped high-risk businesses since 2002 with high-risk friendly payment gateway recommendations and merchant account advice. If you need any help finding the right gateway for your business, we’re more than happy to help and give you some free advice to boot.
Entering the mobile marketplace
More and more e-commerce sales are taking place on mobile devices with significant growth in the total percent of retail sales year after year. Duda can easily get your site up to date, and proper marketing techniques can have you making money quickly with good products and thoughtful pricing. If you aren’t directing your marketing to the mobile market you are missing a huge chunk of the potential customers out there. Duda also offers the ability to use buy-now or “quick click” buttons through NMI, making it even easier for your clients to buy.
Built-in marketing software
Duda has many built-in features, but one of the most outstanding is the on-site marketing tool. You can design your site to differentiate first time visitors from returning ones and respond accordingly, along with many other specific ways to entice your visitors into buying again or for the first time. Upselling has never been easier with tools like these.
Easy admin use for resellers
If you are a designer or reseller not only does Duda enable you to white label your brand on their web products, they also make administering websites you oversee a breeze. Assign clients and or members of your team to certain tasks or administrative abilities, streamline your projects and have access to Priority Support virtually any time.
Quick and painless site-building
Designed for ease of use and scalability, Duda gives you the ability to quickly build a website with a graphic interface. If however, you prefer getting into the code, Duda also allows you to go in and play until your heart is content. Make that website exactly the way you want it. Not only is creating a site from scratch easy, but you can also import your client’s current site just from entering the URL, so you don’t have to wait for your customer to send you documents or files.
It’s easy to see why we think Duda is a good choice for a high-risk web-store owner or manager who knows they need a site update soon. With online software still evolving you shouldn’t have too long a period between website overhauls. Added features and functionality along with the ever-demanding customers we want coming back should keep us watching for great platforms like Duda.