design42 can help you set up an on-line store. There are a lot of choices out there. I’ve worked with other eCommerce storefronts, but I only recommend WooCommerce for a complete storefront or PayPal Buy Now Buttons if you have very few products.
WordPress is free open-source web-based software you can use to create an eCommerce website. Free and not-so-free Themes and Plugins allow you to run a complete shopping cart on-line store.
WooCommerce is the most commonly used free eCommerce plugin. It launched in 2011, but it now powers 30% of all online stores. It allows you to sell physical and digital goods. It configures to free shipping, flat rate shipping, even drop shipping. You can accept major credit cards, PayPal, BACS (bank transfers), even cash on delivery. You control taxes, stock levels and customer accounts.
PayPal Buy Now Buttons If you have just a few products, we can design any site at all, then add PayPal payment buttons. Your customers can then click the button to buy an item. Your site can accept credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal payments right away. You don’t have to have site security, since the transaction is completed on PayPal’s site. Your customers don’t have to have a PayPal account to check out.
On-line Catalog: You don’t have to have security and a payment gateway to have an on-line store. You can have a website that is a catalog for your store, then accept orders by phone, much as a print catalog does. This model is successful for items that are complicated to sell, with many parts or custom configurations. You can start with an on-line catalog, then add a shopping cart to your site later.
Other eCommerce products our team has worked with
Miva Merchant has been around since 1996/1997. It was the first easy-to-use out-of-the-box software out there. It did everything you needed a shopping cart site to do and it has grown and kept up with web security and changes. It has theme templates to get you going fast. You can customize your store with fine detail control, including colors, fonts, banners, and layouts. It is not free. The starter website is $79.95 per month.
Zen Cart is a free open-source shopping cart system. It is very user-friendly. It can be completely customized. It has popular shipping and payment method gateways built in. It is very stable and secure. Zen Cart has been around since 2003.
We can convert any on-line store to a WooCommerce WordPress store with a low hosting cost that you can easily manage yourself.