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About e-comerce website, what do I need to know?

  • # March 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Hi guys

    I have one client that needs to implement an e-commerce website I’m planning to buy a template on template monster cause we don’t do those kinds of websites, and I need to know all the characteristics of those websites before I buy it like:

    – Do I need to install something ?
    – Are there different kinds of e-commerce platforms?
    – It can be managed by the client (putting stuff in or out)?

    etc

    Hope you guys can help

    *by the way, I told my client we didn’t do e-commerce and we didn’t have any experience on them buy she insisted we do it anyway, we’re not misleading her or taking advantage.

    Thanks

    # March 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve never used this plug-in but if you plan on building on top of WordPress, quick Google search returned this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpmarketplace/

    # March 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Check out [http://www.bigcommerce.com](http://www.bigcommerce.com “Big Commerce”) you get great hosting, they support just about every payment gateway imaginable and once the site is setup you won’t have to worry about hosting it.

    # March 27, 2013 at 1:17 am

    If you are buying a theme, it should come with a shopping car loaded and you will have to read the documentation for it. While I havn’t delved into that myself, I would just try to get as much info before you buy them to see how easy they have it setup for you to add items and payments. Also security

    # March 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    yeah I know, I’m really confused there are these magento websites and prestoshop I really don’t know wich one to choose

    # March 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hi ylex1, basically this is really a large topic. You really need to give a bit more information because the right solution will depend on how many indivual products and individual sku you will be dealing with. I personally don’t like using a basic plugin solution with WordPress thats more then 25 to 50 products in range. However, I’m sure there be a load of people on this forum who will disagree with this remark. I’ve also used a plugin solutions with ExpressionEngine with a much larger product ranges.

    However I normally used an online system for larger shopping cart system. I’ve had some good results with Shopify however I never really liked there forum system because it not dated that clearly which leads you to spend a load of time reading out of day forum posts a real pain in the bum!

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