I wonder how to set up an online store without getting skinned...

snowshooze

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Hi all!!
Brand new member here.

Just punch in " Online Store" on your computer and watch it explode.

Looks like getting skinned is the easiest thing in the world to do.

Even better.... it is FREE!!! ( yay )

Just want to sell our product.
Process payment.
Print USPS labels.
E-mail back and forth with Customers.

I guess, that is about it.
I'd like some web-presence as well.

Godaddy seems to be pretty common, why can't I get their pricing?
I don't even want a free account.


It is already looking pretty scary out there.


Thanks!
Mark


Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
 
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Trotter

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Just to clarify, you are asking for advice on how to set up an online store without getting screwed over?
 

snowshooze

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Just to clarify, you are asking for advice on how to set up an online store without getting screwed over?


Honestly, I didn't know what to ask.

I have been busy, this isn't as bad as I had feared.
Well, I want to do this as intelligently as possible, hopefully avoiding as many mistakes as possible.
I just checked out godaddy, now I am schooling up on shopify.
I guess I need a domain name from namecheap or godaddy...

Shopify is far more desirable.

Ah, this looks even better. Squarespace...

What would you say would be the most common mistakes I can make?


Thanks!!!
Mark
 
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snowshooze

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Well, as a Newbie, I better pony up the dollars to have some support.
I don't think I am ready to do this alone.
My many thanks!
Mark
 

ChirunoScarlet

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You could check out DigitalOcean seeing as you're from the USA. Community support there is really good and they have detailed tutorials for a lot of things, making it a great resource. I have a VPS from them and it's proven to work well for running an IRCd (and I added an imageboard called 9ballchan).

With a VPS, you'd have to install things like Apache, PHP, MySQL, and all that yourself, but it's much more stable and reliable as you get your own IP and space - etc.
 
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