| 8:08 am on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
This is a good move, if you sell online you shouldn't work for the monkeys, do your own shop to be really free.
For your needs it seems that any ecommerce as Magento or others should be ok ?
Whatever you will use it will take time but don't give up and you will succeed !
| 4:02 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I looked at the Magento site. Can't figure if I need the free one or is there something in that Magento Go $15 a month that I need. I just don't know enough. Guess I could try the free one to get started.
So I'd have to find a merchant account to use with that? And I'd need an SSL cert?
I'll have a minimum of 600 of USED products and will be scaling up about 100 used items a month.
| 5:13 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Unfortunately the easiest to start with are Paypal and 2Checkout...
| 11:52 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I got Magento installed from the quickinstall of my hosting.. I can make categories but can't seem to figure out how to get them on the homepage. Google searches turn up pasting code here and there.
Sigh. Not enough hours in the day to get this thing off the ground anytime soon if I have a steep learning curve ahead of me.
I'm curious if the commercial carts are any easier.
| 2:19 am on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Magento will be too complicated for your needs.
If you want to get going really quickly have a look at shopify.com
If you want to build your own store and are prepared to invest a few weeks doing it I recommend opencart
I've been running ecommerce sites for my business since the late 90s.
| 6:55 am on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the replies everyone, I sure appreciate all the direction and help I can get.
I did look in to Shopify. At that price point per month I'd hate to get down the road a bit and not like it.
But I do understand I gotta start somewhere so those hosted carts are looking pretty tempting to get something going quick.
The clean white background with navigation on the left side and big Add to Cart button that goes to Paypal. How do I intergrate that Paypal in to it? Is that a service too or is it just the add a paypal button I keep seeing in tutorials, pasting the code in to every single item... that part doesn't look efficient to me... looks more like designing every single page.
[edited by: lorax at 11:13 am (utc) on Aug 26, 2013]
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