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Im about to start up a webshop. At the moment i just want to sell a single product, and I do not wish to spend alot of money on this.
What are my expenses to begin with?
I have the domain and webhost
And im sure some of you guys can recommend me a nice php script for a webshop? :-)
Then about payments...Is it very expensive to make it possible for people to pay me with their credit card?
And how is that done? Do i have to contact my bank, or what do I need to do. Hope you have some tips for me, or can refer me to a similar thread if such one exists (Sorry if it does, then I did not look thoroughly enough).
In the beginning, I will only sell very cheap products, so maybe something like Paypal should be considered instead?
I do not need any big solutions, as I am only creating a little site, where i want to tell a little plastic gadget that costs about 5$ + shipping.
This is the one and only product I am going to sell, and in the beginning, I will only order 500 pcs, so I do not need any expensive solutions, just an easy way to collect the money :-)
By the way, you can try ebay to test your product
I fully agree with Fighting Falcon recommendation of 'hosted' shopping cart system. To add to his points, hosted shopping cart system has other advantages such as start up cost is low, investment in infrastructure isnít required and you should pay only for use.
Most hosted shopping carts come with an integrated payment system with multiple options to choose from. Some carts like Goecart also offer custom payment options.
Product testing on eBay and Froogle is also a good idea.