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    creating simple website for e-commerce

    Would like to create a simple website for e-commerce.
    1. The website would be devoted to various specific product/services group (separate website for each).
    2. The website would list suppliers of the product group.
    3. Initially, the suppliers would be listed free from a random selection of various websites with link to the relevant website.
    4. The idea would be simply to provide an additional point of access to potential customers.
    5. After an initial free period of 6 months, a one time nominal charge of around $50 would be made for the entry to continue.
    6. the website would be prepared and domain registered preferably on free services like sitebuilder.com

    can anyone please provide guidance on how to go about creating and functioning the websites?

    thank you.

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    And you are saying that should be "simple"?

    not.
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    Max is right. You have grossly underestimated both the complexity and the cost of your idea; in all likelihood, you did so because it sounds easy in your head.

    First of all, you'll need a database.
    Second, you'll need to know a server-side scripting language or framework, preferably a high-end one.
    Third, depending on what you're talking about for "a separate website", you'll need a way for people to be able to edit their "website". You'll need to figure out what they can and can't edit, what they can and can't do, how they show up, etc.
    Fourth, you'll need payment processing and to do it properly you'll need to go through PCI compliance checks.

    That's a low-level summary. All the little details will make it even more complicated than it already is.
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    Show your original post to a freelance programmer and have them give you an estimate.


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    thank you all for your feedback.
    guess as a novice, i am not able to proceed without expert advice.

    thanks again

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    i have a domain and hosting can someone suggest if Auction or Dating site which one is the best ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thalyta003 View Post
    i have a domain and hosting can someone suggest if Auction or Dating site which one is the best ?
    I have wheels and metal. Should I build a car, a bicycle, or a toy?

    How can anyone possibly answer your question with any degree of accuracy?
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    @TheGAME1264,

    Do you mean "wheels and mettle"?
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    That, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thalyta003 View Post
    i have a domain and hosting can someone suggest if Auction or Dating site which one is the best ?
    It will depends on the domain name first and if it will match for both, then your interest in managing such a site.


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