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# 17821 13-Dec-2007 15:59
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Hi

I have build my website but I want a small online shop to go with it that supports paypal. Is there any free and simple way to do this?

Thanks

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  # 99809 13-Dec-2007 18:32
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Paypal offer a free shopping cart you can use, you just add a link to the bottom of each of your products page, and Paypal keeps track of products + quantities. When your visitor has finished they then Checkout through Paypal and you receive the funds in your account and notification via email.

Check out the developer area of Paypal for more info.

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  # 99841 13-Dec-2007 21:11
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Yea I saw that option but I want it to be very easy to modify eg; login add/delete products change prices ect...

 
 
 
 


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  # 99843 13-Dec-2007 21:17
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Just to be sure, you have built your site or you are starting from scratch?

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  # 99882 14-Dec-2007 08:21
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I have built my site. Its pretty much ready to go execpt for the online shop part.

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  # 99897 14-Dec-2007 10:09
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After googling a "free online shop" i have found this soultion.

http://www.zen-cart.com/

It has templates, admin config, tax reductions and more. It also allows you to make a template for your shop and you can download other peoples templates to use. A couple of sites using ZenCart:

http://www.mywoodentoystore.com/
http://www.products-as-seen-on-tv.info/

The site also has a lot of tutorials and a large community if you run into any problems.

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  # 99899 14-Dec-2007 10:11
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Thanks I have tried that but I doesnt seem to support paypal :(

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  # 99900 14-Dec-2007 10:19
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http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/index.php?article=285

It does support paypal, you just have to set it up in the right way.

 
 
 
 


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  # 99920 14-Dec-2007 12:03
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Wakeup: http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/index.php?article=285

It does support paypal, you just have to set it up in the right way.


Isn't ZenCart based on osCommerce?  If it is, my advice is to steer well clear.  osCommerce is very powerful and has heaps of features but is a pain to configure and maintain.

For a simple site, you're better off going with a simpler package, try Quick.Cart.

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  # 99954 14-Dec-2007 14:47
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Well i had a look at quick cart but that seems to be harder to setup paypal then any other system. I also have had a look at OsCommerce and I am finding very easy to setup so I think I might go for OsCommerce

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# 100419 17-Dec-2007 13:56
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yea, i would not recomend ZenCart either.
just customise the paypal cart.

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  # 100438 17-Dec-2007 15:23
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mme: Well i had a look at quick cart but that seems to be harder to setup paypal then any other system. I also have had a look at OsCommerce and I am finding very easy to setup so I think I might go for OsCommerce


Good luck - last time I tried to use it, client wanted a custom skin - the way to skin osCommerce is to replace every file with the skinned file.  It doesn't have a templateing engine.

If you have only simple requirements I would go with something smaller.  The good ol KISS principle.

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  # 103143 6-Jan-2008 12:32
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I am now using osCommerce with some nice addons like a template manager ;)

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