Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is it legal to sell firearms on the internet?
Yes! As long as all local, state, and federal laws are followed. To find out what the laws are visit the BATF website.
Q. How difficult is it to set up my Armed.com site?
It's unbelievably simple! With your Armed.com site there is no software installation for you to worry about. The software runs live on the Internet and will already be installed for you. You do not need to know anything about programming to customise your site, simply follow the point and click menu. If you can type (even with just one finger) and use a mouse, you can update your site.
Q. How much does the Web Space Cost?
Your Armed.com site comes complete with up to 12 months hosting already included. There are no extra charges unless you have customization you would like us to help you with.
Q. How quickly can I get my Armed.com site?
Your Armed.com site will be set up for you within 2 business hours.. When we set up your site we will input your generic details and logo (if applicable) and test the site to make sure it is working correctly. We will then email you with all the details and tell you how to access your control panel so you can customize your site and add your products.
Q. What about support?
Your new Armed.com site comes with a detailed Users Guide. This is a fully illustrated, step by step guide covering all the main features and explaining exactly how to customize your Armed.com site. We have found that with the aid of the Users Guide most people don't need any further help but if needed we also provide full email support.
Q. What kind of computer do I need?
As long as you have access to the Internet you can use the software. So, you can run your Armed.com eStore from a PC, MAC or even Web TV.
Q. Will I have to install any upgrades?
No. As part of the Armed.com package, we provide a free upgrade service. Any upgrades will be automatically uploaded to your site.
Q. What name can I choose for my site?
You can choose whatever name you wish. Your site URL will be Armed.com/yourname. We suggest you use your company name. It's better to keep it short and simple.
Q. Can I have my own domain name?
Yes, we can arrange for you to have your own domain for an additional charge. However, we find that most people are perfectly happy with an Armed.com domain name. But you also have a business to promote and a domain name is the best way to do that.
Q. How secure is my site?
Access to the parts of your site where changes can be made are password protected. You can change your password at any time. We will offer SSL in the near future
Q. Can I take orders over the Internet?
Yes. You can start taking orders from day one. Your site includes access to our secure server so your customers can order with confidence. Simply tell the Software you require an order form to be built and then every product you add will automatically be added to your order form. The order form can be updated to include the information you require (e.g. Shipping options, tax). Your customer simply fills out the details and submits the form. An email is then automatically forwarded to your own secure email address.
Q. How often can I update my site?
You can update your site whenever you like. Using the templates and menu provided you can change the text on the main pages, change your background and logo and add, delete or edit your product listings (including pictures) as often as you like. It's as simple as filling out a form.
Q. Can I add photos to my site?
Yes. You can add photographs to each product listing. If the photograph is located on your computer or a disc you can simply and quickly upload it to your site by selecting the file and clicking a button. You do not need to know about programming - the software does it all automatically for you, but understand your limits and if cutting and pasting, be sure what you are moving fits with the template you have chosen.
Q. What about HTML and FTP?
HTML is the code that Web pages are written in and FTP is the programming method of uploading pages to the Internet. All of the changes you make to your site using the menu are automatically converted into the HTML code and uploaded to the site. The Software does it all for you, so there is no programming required.
Q. How do I submit my site to the search engines.
The first time if you like, we can submit your site for you. However we also provide an online section in your back office that you can use to submit your site as often as you like. You can change the META tags keywords and descriptions to describe your site whenever you want.
Q. How can I try out the Software first?
Easy. Visit our Demo Site. Here you can open up the menu and try out the features. Remember somebody may have been there before you so don’t be surprised if the site has been altered! We have also disabled certain functions to prevent the site from being damaged. the Admin site is Here username: Weapons4you, Password: test
Q. What does my site include?
The standard Armed.com Package includes the following:
- Your own eCommerce ready Website based on proven templates which can be customized to your needs.
- A product listings page - for you to display your list of products or services.
- Individual product pages - a page for each product including up to two photographs and unlimited text.
- Fully Automatic Secure Order Form - A fully secure order form that will automatically include all your products. Can be customized to suit your needs or can be "disabled" if it's not required.
- Site search - A built in search engine.
- Contact us page - Includes a ready made 'contact us' form for your customers to complete.
- E-mail forwarding - email from the site is forwarded directly to your own existing email account.
- Unlimited additional pages for you to use however you wish.
- Meta Tags - so that search engines can find your site.
- Site Hosting - All hosting fees are included in the package.
- Logo - if your logo is provided to us, we can input it on all the main pages.
Q. How much does a Armed.com Site Cost?
The Standard package described above including your eCommerce ready Website with 12 months hosting costs only $599.
Q. Do you provide further services?
Email us for our other services. Thank you.