Bottlenose - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I process credit card transactions?

As of July 2009, Bottlenose is transitioning existing customers to a Verifone IPCharge Payment Gateway.  With newly signed up Bottlenose customers, the Gateway is automatic.  Bottlenose determined that using a Gateway is the correct way of processing credit cards.  It makes our customers websites PCI Compliant.  It's more efficient.  The Gateway verifies funds, checks cards per fraud filters set up by retailer, and captures (sends) the funds to the retailers merchant account once the retailer tells the Gateway to do so.

Regarding credit card information, Verifone stores the credit card information and creates a customer ID # for reference purposes.

Bottlenose authorized reseller ID is 135.  To visit Verifone's website on this topic, go to:

I already have a website. Can I just link to the new Bottlenose website from my own website?

I don't have a domain. Can Bottlenose get domains for me?

What is Bottlenose?

I need to transfer my domain to Bottlenose. How do I do this?

I want to use a domain for my site, but it is owned by someone else. Can Bottlenose help?

How do you handle out-of-state shipping?

Will your shopping cart calculate taxes?

How much does it cost?

How will I get traffic to my site?

How long does it take to develop a Bottlenose site?

Can I take my site to another hosting provider?

What if the Bottlenose database does not have an item I wish to sell?

Will Bottlenose work with my POS system?

How do I update my site?

What is the development process?

Will we meet in person?