Online Business Builder Features

Flexible Content Management

Our approach to content management takes the hassle free of building your website, without locking you in to constrictive theme frameworks. Choose a pre-built template, or use your own HTML/CSS – we give you complete control over the look and feel of your sites.

Save time with templates, pages and modules

Save time, preserve consistency and avoid duplication with templates. Simply insert the page elements you want to reuse in the template, and wrap your pages in them. To add extra functionality, just layer on our built-in modules with a point and click approach.

Search-engine friendly

Search engine optimization is essential for any website, but begins with a system that supports best practices. We comes with the right features out-of-the-box, with 301 redirects, SEO friendly URLS, customizable meta-tags, and integration with Google's webmaster tools.

Real-time editing

We provides an intuitive yet powerful in-context editing tool in addition to the Admin's editor. Browse your website just as a visitor would through a web browser, then simply point and click to edit content in real-time.

Create unique mobile experiences

Completely customize the look and feel of your site across a growing range of phone and tablet devices with Canadian World platform built-in device detection tag. We're continually updating our database of device types, meaning you can say goodbye to manually adding detection code for the latest devices.

Manage your site on your desktop or tablet

Keep an eye on your business performance from across the globe. Experience our full Admin Console on any tablet device, with HTML5 charts for reports and iPad support for our editor.

Powerful eCommerce

We comes with eCommerce capabilities built right into the platform, meaning you can set up a powerful, SEO-friendly online store without the pain of custom coding or tedious configuration.

Sell physical products

We provides built-in inventory management and product attributes. Mark product shipping details like size and weight, and integrate with popular shipping providers.

Sell digital products

You can also upload digital products for customers to purchase. Provide optional added security by limiting how many times a customer can download a product or restricting whether they can download from any IP address.

Easy billing and shipping integration

Our platform automatically integrates with a global range of payment gateways, making online store setup a truly turn-key experience.

Boost sales with discounts, vouchers and referrals

With powerful sales tools such as discount codes, gift vouchers, referral tracking, and affiliate programs, you can help your online store boost profits and deliver better bottom-line results.

Automate recurring orders

If your payment gateway supports it, our platform allows you to sell products with built-in recurrence, meaning you can easily sell on-going subscription services.

Easy order management, with integrated CRM

Every order created is linked to a unique customer record in your built-in CRM database, allowing you to keep a complete history of customer orders or to offer customer loyalty bonuses to repeat purchasers.

Targeted Email Marketing

With our platform CRM database building a customer database in the background, you can easily create targeted recipient lists and send personalized email marketing campaigns with just a few clicks.

Automate sales responses with loyalty campaigns

You’re probably used to sending once-off campaigns, but with Canadian World platform you can do much more. Automate series of newsletters to send over a matter of days or months, based on the customers subscription date, or custom date such as their birthday.

Build highly targeted lists

Canadian World platform built-in CRM database to extract targeted marketing lists. Lists can be based on past orders, web form responses, forum membership and more. Create lists manually by individually adding customers, or importing lists from other applications via a simple spreadsheet format.

A range of newsletter templates

Choose from a range of professional email templates, and simply add content. Our simple wizard then takes you through the process of selecting a list and sending the campaign to your customer base.

More than just click-throughs

In addition to open rates and click-through rates, Canadian World tracks the actions your customers take after they click through to your site, so you can effectively measure the real effectiveness of your email campaigns.

Customer Database - CRM

Business Catalyst’s built-in CRM database comes integrated with all of our web form, eCommerce, membership and content management features, enabling you to better service your customers - all without coding or configuration.

Drag and drop web form builder

From basic contact forms through to surveys, donations and newsletter signups – Business Catalyst’s powerful web form builder helps you deploy web forms faster, without the need for server-side coding.
Simply select the fields you'd like to capture, then drag and drop to arrange their order.

Effortlessly capture leads, with real-time data

Every customer action is automatically captured in your CRM database and linked to the customer's unique contact record – meaning you can filter, search, and manage leads with just a few clicks.
Canadian World records data on online store orders, blog comments, forum posts, contact forms, email newsletter engagement, and more.

Centrally manage data

Manage customer contact details, past web form submissions, eCommerce orders, secure zone subscriptions, email subscriptions and more all from your centralized Admin Console – simplifying workflows and saving time.

Automate everything

Automate business processes and get back to customers faster. Build multi-step workflows and get notified of new web form submissions or orders, then verify steps as they are completed, or remind and escalate to management if need be.

Generate and export reports

Use our flexible report generator to create detailed customer reports on defined criteria, such as case submitted or the amount they’ve spent in your online store. Easily export data in a variety of formats for analysis offline.

Blogs & Various WebApps

Business Catalyst’s range of built-in modules provide you with ways to implement advanced functionality and achieve complex business requirements, without the need for plug-ins or server-side coding.

Integrate a site search engine with a few clicks

Help visitors find what they’re looking for faster. Customize a site search engine with a point and click approach. Create as many search engines as you like, simply choose the content you’d like to include, then insert the search module on a page.

Point and click menu building

Dynamic menus let you keep your menus consistent, with a simple point and click approach. Just add your menu items and insert the module inside a page or template. Every time you add a new item, it’s instantly visible on the website.

Easily create photo galleries

Upload your images, designate your “gallery” folder and insert the module on a page – instant photo gallery, complete with interactive lightbox effects and intuitive navigation.

Sell advertising space with ad rotators

Canadian World ad rotators module lets you rotate advertisements in HTML, Flash, or image format, then track impressions and click-throughs to measure ROI.

Promote and manage event bookings

The bookings module makes collecting bookings for a class, performance, or other event simple.
Each event receives a sign-up form for customers to reserve their spot – payment collection included if the event requires it.
Set capacity limits and automate follow-up emails prior to the actual event date.

Get social with blogs

Enable your clients to keep their customers up-to-date with an easy to customize blogging module.
Use the built-in comments feature, and quickly integrate social media features such as Facebook and Twitter sharing.

Build your own web apps – without coding

Canadian World “Web Apps” framework provides a powerfully simple way to build basic web applications using a point and click approach. From real estate listings to business directories, you can define mini-databases of “items” and allows users to add new items via an intuitive interface.

Payment Gateways

Setting Up Payments with Canadian World

It's easy - setting up a payment solution with Canadian World only takes about 30 seconds!
1. Choose a Payment Solution from our list of supported providers (See below)
2. Enter in your Customer ID/ Account number, merchant key and other details
3. Click "Save" and start collecting payments!

Supported Payment Gateways

We support a wide range of payment gateways internationally. Please note that geographical restrictions are set by the payment solution. To utilize the system's Recurring Billing feature, the Payment Gateway you are using must support this feature, and for each payment gateway there is some setup required. Additionally, the payment gateway may pass on additional charges to use this service.