Best footer design for e-commerce site?

I’m getting the footer for my website designed and would like to know what the best practice is for an e-commerce site. I intend to place major top level text links, as well as the company name, contact info, and payment methods we accept. What else should go down there? What’s the best visual layout, any examples of sites that are deemed to have well designed footers?

There are always lots of articles about this sort of thing online. Here is the result of a quick Google search:

http://www.2expertsdesign.com/2009/03/27/400-beautifully-footers-in-web-design/
http://www.toxel.com/design/2008/12/10/40-beautiful-and-creative-website-footers/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/08/footers-in-modern-web-design-creative-examples-and-ideas/

The third link down looks like the most helpful to me–just my opinion! :slight_smile: