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    Hi all. I need to setup a new website where people can buy stuff from my company and I dont know the first place to start. If someone can push me in a good direction to get started I would be grateful! I was thinking of using http://www.bluehost.com/ as my host.

    P.S. - Just so you know, I am an illustrator by trade. I know how to make a pretty website and thats about it.

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    re

    What are you programming with?

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    For simple sales pages, just use simple paypal buy it button or similar paypal merchant tools. For more complex sites with hundreds of products on sale, you should look at some sort of shopping cart solution such as OSCommerce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rince
    For simple sales pages, just use simple paypal buy it button or similar paypal merchant tools. For more complex sites with hundreds of products on sale, you should look at some sort of shopping cart solution such as OSCommerce.
    Thanks. Our customers will need to be able to use Credit Cards for purchase. I guess my next question is, since I know nothing about programming or really any of this stuff, (I'm just an artist) is it to hard to fudge my way through or should I just get someone else to set that part of it up? (meaning with the right guides have the shopping cart/customer login done within a week)

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    If you are not a programmer or designer and you need to sell online quick I'd recommend buying something off the shelf like this: www.smartstore.com
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    Or use a pre-done store from Yahoo or Amazon (I think they do it anyway). Basically they handle the transaction stuff and give you the code and template stuff for the store, or something like that.
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    you could always find someone else to code it for you for a small price...not me but a good web designer...lol i would price around and choose wisely

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