I Have been working on building a website for a while now and have found out that it is very hard to start an ecommerce site and not break the bank. Most Ecommerce providers want to charge a monthly fee, or you can set up a PHP program that you have to do everything On line and still have nothing but trouble getting it all to come together.
I started trying out many different options too many! but I did not want to pay a monthly fee for something that I was not sure would work also I do not trust using paypal buttons(the code can be read by simply viewing the sorce) and it would take forever for me to put a button for all the items I will be selling and Because I deal alot in Jewelry the prices change so much
This is what I did
I started with 130.net as my hosting service for $10 per month
Selected plan details:
750 megabytes of web space
20GB of monthly bandwith
FREE .com/.net/.org domain ($12.95 VALUE!) included!
Additional features include:
200 email accounts (pop3/imap/smtp)
10 Mailing Lists
10 SQL databases (MySQL & PostgreSQL)
5 FTP Accounts
2 Addon domains
Advanced Control Panel
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This Is a Great Website Builder and has a built in ecommerce builder for paypal and other gateways they will let you download a free trial verson that is full it however changes all the A's to E' s
the cost $99.00 with no monthly fees and full support forum they respond fast and many times will put updates or fixes for a need you may have
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Both have been done only in the last two weeks and I am a truck driver and only am able to work on them on my free time.
What I like about this system is that I can do so offline then update my site when I am able to get to a WIFI hot spot