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    Databases.

    If someone just intends to test the e-commerce waters, is there still the need to have the online shop created in php/asp, or will html suffice?

    My thinking is it would be more professional in php or asp, but the cost is a big turn-off.

    Are there any cost effective(cheap ) ways to get a professional onine store.
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    oscommerce.com = free

    Databases are really a must if you want to manage orders/customers/products and whatnot.
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    You cannot create an effective online store with HTML - it would be a nightmare to manage!
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    I have one ASP shopping cart that we created for one client. Pretty simplistic. Send me a PM if you want me to e-mail it to you. If you are a PHP developer though, check out www.oscommerce.com as apsen suggested.

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    You can create a decent HTML store with PayPal's free shopping cart. A button wizard steps you through "Add to Cart" button creation which you paste into your web pages. Then you can manage your orders at paypal.com.
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    Iv had a look at oscommerce, but have never even touched php before. It seems pretty daunting..

    It looks like il have to bite the bullet and get a programmer involved.
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    An excellent low-cost ASP e-commerce script is CandyPress. It's $49 and can use Access or SQL Server databases.

    http://www.candypress.com

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    Oscommerce is the way to go, it's the best free ecommerce system out there IMO.

    You don't have to know a ton of php, just the very basics. To customize it you're basically just looking at editing the includes and what not.


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