E-commerce no problem: Set up an Easy Online Store 30 minutes!
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Shopping Theme Article UPDATE
In 2010, one of the better tools that I came across was a premium wordpress theme called ShopperPress, which offers among other things the ability to setup a shopping cart and sell products direct, and or add in products from a large number of affiliate sources in bulk from affiliate product feeds. Running this type of website through WordPress enables a site owner the highest level of control and a maximum amount of competitive advantage.
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Setting up an Online Store is Easy! You can setup an online store in about 30 minutes. In fact, you can probably do it faster if you like, I wasn’t trying to break a speed record. But it was very very easy. and You could do it Too!
I’m bucking all the conventional wisdom. I didn’t have to buy any inventory. I didn’t have to setup a merchant account to get credit card capability. I didn’t have to setup a PayPal account to take PayPal. I won’t have to pick pack or ship anything myself, but I can still sell on EBay or Froogle like a Pro!
I offer several hundred products in my store already, and I’m adding products all the time! I accept every major credit card, have a secured site certified by GeoTrust, I do accept PayPal and I can ship with UPS, FedEx, USPS, Canada Post or DHL. I deliver across North America and in Canada.
I have an 800 number and live chat capability. I got all of this in 30 minutes! I even have access to products from 120 Product Suppliers and I didn’t have to submit my financials for review and confirmation to my good friends at Dunn & Bradstreet.
How did I do it?
Oh, it was soooo easy! I setup an account with Shopster. com (no longer in business as far as I can tell as of 2016) . Do you want to take a look at my store! I’ve looked at a lot of shopping packages over the last few years. You can buy a host, register a domain, buy e-commerce packages starting at a few hundred dollars and going up to a $1000. You can even try and use free software from OSCommerce, but then you have to learn how to program in PHP, and wait for the open source community to feed you updates. Not to mention, you still don’t have a business. You don’t have support people, or products, or credit to buy products or so many other things like a merchant account that will run you $500 per month. I got my store up and running for $29.95 per month! That includes the site, the software, the products on demand, credit card processing, and shipping. It was all set up and configured after I completed three simple steps!
Want to give it a spin on your own Blog or website? Its easy and Shopster. com offers a free 7 day trial. You can sign up and setup your own niche store and start selling products after you push the last button. You could start selling within 30 minutes of reading this sentence! Just go to Shopster. com, sign up, name your store, browse their catalogue for the products you want to list, set your margin and you are in BUSINESS!
Want more information on this? I’ve setup a number of Mindmap diagrams of the process and the benefits at my website on Softduit. Just go to Easy Online Store and you can get even more details and figure out if this will help your online presence!
Christmas Tip! If you are going to do Christmas shopping this year, why not shop in your own store! Give yourself a discount code or coupon and you’ll get a great deal. Shopster. com offers coupon capabilities and will even collect and pay the appropriate taxes. You get all the bases covered with a No Worries Online Store!
You don’t have to buy inventory to have your own online store, Outsource everything just accept the profit check each month. Update – Over the years, I have found a large number of new tools that make setting up an online ecommerce store even easier, but more importantly more effective and profitable.