I have a client with a very basic book website that sells through alibris and others. They want to upgrade the site to be able to sell directly as well.

While I'd love to make money upgrading their site to an ecommerce site, but i really don't have enough experience with ecommerce websites. I thought it might be better to hook them up with a pre built ecommerce website provider like Volusion, Shopify or others and collect a consulting and setup fee.

I don't have any experience dealing with pre built ecommerce website providers.

I could use some advise on which route to take; whether to just buy a ecommerce template and hook it up to paypal or go with a full service ecommerce site provider. If i do go with a full service ecommerce site provider, which are the good ones?

thanks.