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Hey you can look into Homestead.com. You have more control over graphics and content. Yahoo is just to expensive.
As far as setting up a simple webstore, GoDaddy or Yahoo are probably pretty good bets. If you want a more professionally enhanced site and are inclined to make the significant investment, then you need to consult a good pro web designer. If you go this route, let me stress two very important issues for you to keep in mind:
1.) Get references. And check them out carefully. Make SURE you've got somebody dependable and good.
2.) Work with someone locally, wherever you may be located. Avoid long-distance relationships unless you get someone REALLY highly recommended.
As far as merchant services go, remember that you'll actually need THREE separate and distinct elements in order to be able to sell over the internet: First, a merchant services account. Secondly, a shopping cart--this is what GoDaddy is. Thirdly, a gateway provider such as Plug n Pay or Authorize.net. No cutting corners here, if you don't have all three, you can't realistically expect to effectively conduct ecommerce sales unless you reply solely on PayPal. And frankly, that's not the way to project a serious, professional image...Paypal is eBay stuff in my opinion..
May I make a suggestion here? Walk before you run. Don't get locked into multiple contractual obligations with shopping cart, gateway, and merchant services providers until you get your feet wet a little. What if your circumstances change in six months, hopefully for the better but heaven forbid for the worse, and you find the long term deals you're locked into are no longer appropriate to your needs? It happens.
That's why you'd be wise to consider a good STARTER program that gives you a little breathing room down the line. I stress STARTER program...get your feet wet first, learn a little about what you need and what your needs will be six months down the line, and position yourself to be able to make those adjustments in six months without being trapped in something else..
I'm referring to ecommerce processing powered by Quickbooks Software. It basically combines each of the ecommerce elements you need, (a)merchant account, (b) gateway, (c) shopping cart, into one integrated package with no upfront setup costs and no contractual obligation--you can even get the software at no cost....if you want out, 30 days written notice does it.
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amspcs, Great answer
Thanks to all of you... for the helpful advice..
amspcs had a great..thanks again
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No answer since Feb 02 and many good answers.
If you decide to go with a Yahoo! store, or any other mega-host for that matter, they are going to try to persuade you to use their preferred credit card processor (because they get a percentage.) In most cases, you aren't required to use their processor, and you can save a lot of money by going else1 of 1 people found this helpful
where. I'd appreciate the chance to give you an instant, totally anonymous rate quote. E-commerce is my specialty. Please call me if I can help you in any way. Best of luck in your new business!
I would suggest Yahoo! Merchant Solution start plan (its $29.99 right now for first two months) and for merchant account I would suggest you to use Paypal Website Payments Pro.1 of 1 people found this helpful
This is the best combo in my opinion for any new startup ecommerce venture. You should surely get a professional design from a Yahoo! Store Designer to get the best results. You should ask for Automatic Meta tags feature from the designer for kick start the SEO efforts.
We do yahoo stores and we have several success stories of our clients. All you need to do is have a good supplier and be able to write some copy yourself. Thats it!
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You can go to microsoft office live.com They have a very easy to use web site delevelopement program. And the nice thing about it it is all free. If you are starting off Small this would be the ideal place for you. Your only cost wouls be advertising and thet have free tools to help you put together a profitable small business. If I can help anymore I can be reached at email@example.com
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I am in the process of doing the same thing. my bracelets are coming from china...they sell at $40 and I can sell at $100, but stores are selling them at $175....
try go daddy.com for your domain and website....they can help and they are not expensive....Inventory is your biggest concern, and being able to handle demands when they come in....they other issue is finding good places to advertise to get responses....
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I am in the process of starting my own small business selling bracelets...... and want to sell online...Do anyone know what is a good host were I could build my own website...I looked into Yahoo Merchant Solutions......but I'm not to sure...welcome to any advice or heads up....
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