Online Bookstores and eCommerce Solutions from ChrisLands

Benefits of Using the ChrisLands' Service

ChrisLands has been in continuous operation since May 2001 when it was founded by two retired US Army Infantry Officers. One with a Masters in Computer Science who taught Computer Science at the United States Military Academy (West Point) and the other with an MBA who ended his career as a comptroller at the Pentagon managing a multi-billion dollar budget.

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Benefits of

  • We have been operating online bookstores since 2001.
We have the best prices on the Internet.
  • Fees start at just $29.99 a month.
  • Very reasonable set-up fee.
  • Click here for the entire fee schedule.
We are here! Since we started, we have heard similar stories many times.
  • "I hired a web designer and when the site was done, I could not find that designer to make changes!"
  • "When the web designer I hired was done, he never had time to do any modifications for me!"
  • "I hired a web developer, they were almost done with the site and they just quit. I could not get them to finish no matter what I tried!"
  • I have heard this next one many times. "My niece (or son, nephew, brother, etc), designed my website. When I ask them to update it for me, the response is usually 'right after my date tonight' or 'I have to watch the kids'. Somehow there was never the time to do anything with it after it was designed.!"

This won't happen with ChrisLands, we ARE here. You don't hire a site from us and then we disappear. We stay!

We are not selling you a website, we are forming a friendship. We are starting a relationship with you!

Our Support is Impeccable!

Since the beginning, we have prided ourselves in outstanding support. You will get a response from us and usually we can answer whatever you are asking! Just as mentioned above, we are here!

No Upgrade Fees!

We are always looking at ways to improve our system and service. As we add new features, you do not have to pay an additional fee to include those features in your store. Here are some questions we have of you.

Have you ever ordered a product or hired a web service, then had to pay for additional "modules" to complete or enhance your purchase?

Have you ever ordered a product and only received 6 or 12 months of free upgrades and after that you had to pay another fee?

Not with ChrisLands, if we add it, it is yours to use as you wish without any additional fee. One caveat to this though, if it cost us to add it, then we might charge a small fee to cover our cost. This has only happened once since we started though.

Concentrate on selling your products rather than the development of your online store.

Click Here to see what other ChrisLands store owners had to go through when they tried other store options.

You can have your own web address such as
  • Check for a domain name!
  • Your items are searchable from your own site; you don't have to send your customers to find your items among millions of other items from tens of thousands of sellers on various other venues.
  • Your items may be purchased securely (SSL encryption) from your own store.
  • You can securely (SSL encrypted) retrieve order and payment information from your online store.
  • Keep your customers by giving them a distinct web address ( to come back and visit your store.
Your online store will integrate with your current book database program.
  • No software to buy.
  • No software to install on your computer.
  • No hidden costs.
Payment Processing

ChrisLands does not have a service where we process payments for you and then transfer those funds to your account. We have never believed in getting between the store owner and their money.

We provide the mechanism to link your store to your payment accounts allowing you to accept payments in various ways. We support several payment gateways:

Amazon Payments: Amazon Payments is also referred to as Amazon Login and Pay. Automatically accept credit cards through Amazon Payments (US) or Amazon Payments (UK). Amazon Payments offers the ability for Amazon Users to pay at your store with their Amazon Account Information in the background (they never leave your store) for a low per transaction fee. They have NO monthly or annual fees. Amazon has nearly 250 Million members! Turn casual visitors into buyers!

Yes, I intend to use Amazon Login and Pay (Amazon Payments) with my ChrisLands' store. Sign Me Up Now (US) or Sign Me Up Now (UK)!

Braintree Payments: Automatically accept credit cards through BraintreePayments offers the ability to accept credit cards in the background for a low per transaction fee. They have NO monthly or annual fees. Although we have not researched every possible payment processor, in our experience, this is one of the lowest cost processors available. They also have no limits on the transaction amounts.

No merchant account is required and Braintree supports many countries, United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and more. Have a look at

By using Braintree, when your shopper chooses to pay by a credit card, your system will interact in the background to securely process the credit card. Your shopper never leaves your site as they do with other payment methods (PayPal for instance). Whether you have a merchant account or not our partner,, can assist you in establishing an online payment gateway. An online payment gateway is required to interact with your merchant account and accept credit card payments at your online store. is one of the premier companies providing this service today with no monthly or per transaction minimums. Find out more at: Stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland can use to process credit cards. Sage Pay Europe Ltd is the UK and Ireland’s leading independent payment service provider. Every year Sage Pay processes billions of pounds worth of secure payments for its 45,000 customers making the process of accepting payments online, over the phone, or in person simpler, faster, safer and more profitable for businesses of all sizes. Sage Pay is a subsidiary of FTSE 100 business management software and services company The Sage Group plc. Go to to find out more!

Protectpay from Propay: Automatically accept credit cards through our partner (Only available for stores in the USA and Canada) who acts as both a merchant account and payment gateway in one. By using this link ChrisLands members receive the Propay service for $45.95 annually. Canadian Store Owners please use the following link ProPay Canada to create your ProPay Account.

You can accept credit card payments through PayPal as well.

If you have a method to manually process credit cards such as a point of sale system at your brick and mortar store or an online virtual terminal with your merchant account, you can accept credit cards at your store. You can securely retrieve the payment information from your store administration and manually process your order's payment through whatever means you have available.

There are many other methods for you to accept payments as well.
  • Pay in Person
  • Purchase Order
  • Contact Store Owner
  • Money Order
  • Certified Check
  • Check
  • Bank Transfer
  • more....

You can upload/update your inventory by FTP or browser upload.
Chrislands supports uploading from the following programs. Google Sitemaps

Your inventory automatically provided to Google through Google Sitemaps. Each week ChrisLands creates Sitemaps in accordance with Google's protocol (Google's Protocol). Chrislands creates these Sitemaps automatically for your store; you do not need to do anything. Chrislands does this so that you do not need to spend time working on technical issues and thus providing you more time to focus on selling your inventory. (Please remember even though your store uses Google Sitemaps there is no guarantee how many items Google will include in the Google search index or what position the items will appear in Google search results. Please see About Google Sitemaps for more information about the Google Sitemap program.

Customer Information

Download your shopper's information including email addresses, from the Shopper area of your store administration, and add them to your contact lists at for email marketing. Constant Contact has an easy, effective, and affordable method to connect with your store's customers and build strong, successful, lasting relationships with them and create repeat sales. You can also add your specific signup form, from ConstantContact, to your store's page content to ask visitors to opt-in for your newsletter. Find out more about

Search for Your Customers

Your online store offers the option of performing "Offline Search Services." You can offer your customers the convenience of finding items for them. If you are like many stores with only a fraction of your items online, this feature allows you the capability of selling items that you haven't had time to list online. If you don't have the item in stock, then you can search other stores for your customer.

Operate an online store with no computer programming knowledge.
  • We build the site for you in 5 to 7 business days.
  • We provide database management and integration.
  • We maintain your online inventory on a powerful SQL database.
  • We provide web hosting for the store.
  • You only need one company for a complete store solution.
  • You can concentrate on your specialty - selling products.

ChrisLands offers the simplest and best method to build a secure, high-quality, online store.

So Much More...

Since May 2001 we have continuously improved the ChrisLands' system. Adding new features on a regular bases such as new item listings, featured items, sales by category, use Google Analytics for statistics, create coupons, sell and accept gift cards, advanced search and so much more. There are too many to list here. In January 2015, we are starting a major overhaul to the entire system to capitalize on all the latest technologies, improve all current features, and adding much more.

Now is the best time to become a store owner with!

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