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Hi I am looking to setup a ecommerce website and was wondering if anyone could help to me advise me what I need/costs involved Not sure whether I want to have a bespoke website designed or t…
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi

I am looking to setup a ecommerce website and was wondering if anyone could help to me advise me what I need/costs involved

Not sure whether I want to have a bespoke website designed or to use Wordpress/Shopify and make my own. Would appreciate some feedback as to the pros and cons of both etc

Also wanted some info. on taking payments etc, I would like it to look professional and be secure for customers. I dont like using Paypal so Im guessing that I would need a Internet Merchant Account and Payment Gateway. Is this right? Can anyone recommend any providers for the above

TIA :)
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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1) Go for a full ecommerce package, no reason for custom as there are loads of paid and free solutions (a popular one is ekmpowershop at a monthly rate, they handle all the hosting etc).

2) Sagepay or worldpay are the biggest payment gateways, you will need a bank account and an merchant account, best one I have heard of is HSBC (they also run their own payment gateway).

If you want anymore advice send me a PM as I have done a few e-shops for my "job".
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faevilangel
1) Go for a full ecommerce package, no reason for custom as there are loads of paid and free solutions (a popular one is ekmpowershop at a monthly rate, they handle all the hosting etc).

2) Sagepay or worldpay are the biggest payment gateways, you will need a bank account and an merchant account, best one I have heard of is HSBC (they also run their own payment gateway).

If you want anymore advice send me a PM as I have done a few e-shops for my "job".


Thanks for the reply and information, will have a look at ekmpowershop in more detail the morning and thanks for the offer about more advice, Im sure i'll be touch as Im a bit lost at the moment lol

Thanks again :)
banned#3
faevilangel
1) Go for a full ecommerce package, no reason for custom as there are loads of paid and free solutions (a popular one is ekmpowershop at a monthly rate, they handle all the hosting etc).

2) Sagepay or worldpay are the biggest payment gateways, you will need a bank account and an merchant account, best one I have heard of is HSBC (they also run their own payment gateway).

If you want anymore advice send me a PM as I have done a few e-shops for my "job".


£20 a month for a shop?
What does it have over cubecart or oscommerce thats woirth £240 a year?
banned#4
Prestashop.

I've done a few for some clients and the charm is they can now use the control panel well enough to update as and when.
banned#5
Treble....visit the e commerce section on uk business forums.


lots of topics about which shop is best and other topics like payment systems ect.

http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=385c139116ded96d6e4fd04b75557e11&f=59
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colinsunderland
faevilangel
1) Go for a full ecommerce package, no reason for custom as there are loads of paid and free solutions (a popular one is ekmpowershop at a monthly rate, they handle all the hosting etc).

2) Sagepay or worldpay are the biggest payment gateways, you will need a bank account and an merchant account, best one I have heard of is HSBC (they also run their own payment gateway).

If you want anymore advice send me a PM as I have done a few e-shops for my "job".


£20 a month for a shop?
What does it have over cubecart or oscommerce thats woirth £240 a year?


They run the hosting so you don't have too, they do all updates and you get support. Basically it's aimed at those who don't have the knowledge to run a website.

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