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Providing Ecommerce - Is it hard?

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07-10-2007, 09:54 PM
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Hey guys, now i've been around a fair while and done various sites etc, but never delved into ecommerce.

Now im done with education and well on the way to setting my own venture up, I realised, that building ecommerce sites for customers is going to be needed (its a web design company).

Therefore I'll ask a few questions to the knowledgable lot here!

Is ecommerce difficult to set up?

Are there effective pre-built packages available - do they cost.

How easy would it be to link to a stock list, for example a list or products/prices already drawn up.

Are they customisable very easily?

Also if you've had any previous experiences setting up/building/implementing an ecommerce site, i'd be interested to know your thoughts.

I look forward to reading some responses!

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07-11-2007, 03:36 AM
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Google for shopping carts such as Zencart and Cubecart..those are the best shopping cart scripts imho. Customizable, pretty much just need to get a design and then configure the cart, and add products.

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I have to agree with fewleftstanding, there are quite a bit of shopping carts that you can use (instead of getting a custom one, those carry a hefty price tag.. ).

If all fails, you can always use paypal's shopping cart system

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I think it's not that hard and maybe this is why most my clients now want shopping carts. i had a good experience with oscommerce, as weird as it may seem sometimes. Once you find out how to tame the beast it's pretty good.

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I think the hardest part is getting a design that looks good.

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I use roman cart and osCommence and both have there better fetures.

Romancart.com
It is a kinda software on the web were you can add prodocts to there product manerger and have links to your own shopping cart. The product manager lets you make a code in html which you add to any webpage.
Romancart costs from free to $369.99 per year.

osCommence.com
oscommence is free and it is a php and db program which allow you to add products and you have to use there website setup to make the e-commerce part of the site.

You need to do some reseach before you deside and if you need any questions answered add me on msn or yahoo.

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i have a designed template for zen-cart 1.3.8 if you want

check it out

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with open source it is very easy to setup ecommerce, we have setup a lot of ecommerce site for our client

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Yeah magento ecommerce have a huge system,flexible and fastest eCommerce in the market.

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I think two aspects are very important and need your promotion: firstly, attract visitors and turn them into customers, this is the most important and the hardest. Secondly, an easy and quick order step for customers.

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