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    Hello folks,

    I just picked up a client who creates hand-made jewelry. She's interested in selling selected items online. This is my first time setting such a site up. She's interested in PayPal because a few other people she knows utilitzes that service. Are there any other options for a start up?

    She wants to sell , roughly, 20-30 items.


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    Paypal has a way to add products to a shopping cart, but I would go with something like OSCommerce, which would be simple to install and easy for your client to manage.

    Depending on what language you are comfortable with, here are some others.

    PHP: http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...rts/index.html

    PERL: http://www.hotscripts.com/Perl/Scrip...rts/index.html
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    There are a lot of options. Some jewelry can be considered high risk with a few processors. If she is going to be selling more than $1,000 a month, she should consider a merchant account. A lot easier to maintain.

    We have one shopping cart in ASP using an MS Access DB: https://ssl29.securedata.net/merchantaccounts4le/test/ - if you are interested in something like that & can run ASP (you need to be on Windows), let me know & I'll send you the source code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey Bryant
    There are a lot of options. Some jewelry can be considered high risk with a few processors. If she is going to be selling more than $1,000 a month, she should consider a merchant account. A lot easier to maintain.

    We have one shopping cart in ASP using an MS Access DB: https://ssl29.securedata.net/merchantaccounts4le/test/ - if you are interested in something like that & can run ASP (you need to be on Windows), let me know & I'll send you the source code.
    Hmmm...to be honest, I'd seriously doubt if she'll be pulling in $1,000 a month ...at least not starting out. The hosting company I use from time to time offers OsCommerce right in the account...I've been hearing alot about OScommerce so maybe I'll go that route...she'll need something that she can easily manage.

    James

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    Then definitely - use Paypal or a third party processor. And yes - if they have OS Commerce (which is free as well) more than likely you are on a UNIX platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolving
    Hello folks,

    I just picked up a client who creates hand-made jewelry. She's interested in selling selected items online. This is my first time setting such a site up. She's interested in PayPal because a few other people she knows utilitzes that service. Are there any other options for a start up?

    She wants to sell , roughly, 20-30 items.


    Thanks,
    James
    Go to http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...Pal/index.html


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