Msg#: 4504505 posted 2:43 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have a website that currently is all content, but I am looking into selling product on it as well. Pretty sure my options are as follows:
Easiest: have them email me and have them send me a bank check. Pretty much the Craigslist format.
Easy #2 option: PayPal
Most ideal but most complicated: secure credit card processing. Anyone set this up? I'm sure my web host offers this. I wonder how expensive it would be. My concern is that I will limited quantities of items and I need to prevent people buying products that are really "sold out".
Appreciate thoughts - especially on the credit card option as I want to appear as professional as possible.
Msg#: 4504505 posted 10:18 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you are only selling one item at a time PayPal works great.
But if you need to sell multiple items you will need something more. You should take a look at Paypal Website Payments Pro. It is more like a full-blown merchant account and buyers don't get re-directed to Paypal to complete payment. It is around $30 a month.
Msg#: 4504505 posted 12:40 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
As pdinis said, take a look at hosted solutions like Shopify and Business Catalyst and things like that (Big Commerce?). That offloads the admin headaches and security updates and lets you focus on selling stuff.