[nycphp-talk] Two part question: Shopping carts & E-commerce
bz-gmort at beezifies.com
Tue Aug 28 11:11:04 EDT 2007
Ajai Khattri wrote:
> Or even Google Checkout.
I'm not thrilled with Google checkout since it requires you to have your
customer setup a Google account(I think Amazon requires an amazon
account, but the process just appears more streamlined and felt like
setting up a shipping/billing subcomponent of the account rather than 2
Ya know, one thing that wasn't mentioned, just what ARE these 10
products they plan on selling?
Let me explain a bit.
If your selling photo's or photo related items(a poster, postcards, etc)
- a saner solution could be to use Menalto Gallery and use their built
in hooks to the various photo printing services. You define your
products, the markups, etc in the printer service, and than just setup
the online digital photos. You can even have 2 versions of the file on
your site, one that is publicly viewable and one high quality one the
photo service will use.
If your selling stuff with emblazoned logo's, tote bags and junk, a lot
of people use CafePress for that, and you can build your own interface
into it to the degree you need it(from redirecting to a skinned
cafepress store, to embedding the iutems inside your site but using
their checkout, to having your own checkout and than you submit the
order to cafepress and have it drop shipped to the customer).
If your selling digital content, there is a whole slew of issues to
think through regarding downloads and such.
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