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    shopping cart?

    Hi peeps...since so many people here are experts in all kinds of webdesign areas...i was wondering...whats the best way to go about making a shopping cart website. I have an uncle that has a small business, and whats to start selling online......is it complicated? i imagine it to be! making it so its safe, so people buy with credit cards etc?...sounds so messy...i guess also, updating the site has to be made easy.....

    i was told that java was a good method.....i did java at university...but, ufff i hate it!

    anyways, it will be interesting to read what you people suggest...thanks!

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    lol yes! old!
    2001!
    i hope there are better technologies and methods to use today!

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    Start with Paypal.
    It's the easiest (and cheapest fees) plug and play shopping cart buttons to add to a website and customers don't need a paypal account to purchase anymore.
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    OS-commerce always has good reports from what i hear.

    Complicated?..yes

    cost money?...yes.

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    that would be the best...BUT i am in chile...and paypal is non existant!
    but thanks...if you can think of any other way, i would like to know

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    most hosts that have cpanel have a cubecart addon use it.. easy to use connects to paypal and other proccessors.. best way to go imo to start out

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    Have a look at Miva.

    Not the cheapest but you can build a professional looking store and easily maintain/update it via a web based system. The new Miva stores are precomplied so load time is minimal.
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    thanks that looks very interesting..seems like it has some nice features..
    any others like that? i am not saying money is not an issue, but he is willing to invest in some software if it will make it safe and easy to maintain...

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    xcart then if your willing to pay

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    You could develop it yourself using PHP or a similar language, making sure you encrypt sensitive data, do not store credit card information on your own server (instead, let a credit card processing company do it), that the access information (such as FTP) is secure, and that you use SSL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Designs
    You could develop it yourself using PHP or a similar language, making sure you encrypt sensitive data, do not store credit card information on your own server (instead, let a credit card processing company do it), that the access information (such as FTP) is secure, and that you use SSL.
    what would be the advantages of building it myself, rather than one i purchase...other than the cost?

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    none... unless you've developed e-stores before. It's time consuming and requires decent knowledge of e-commerce development. Personally I wouldn't recommend reinventing the wheel. There is software out there thast has been tested over time for security, usability, performance, etc.

    Unless you have spare time and a good understanding of the technologies involved, I wouldn't bother.

    Besides some of these web based applications give the freedom to manage yor store from anywhere anytime. There's some excellent affordable software out there.
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    You knowing the in's and out's of the program, you 100% custom tailoring the program to your needs...that sort of thing.
    I really enjoy forgetting. When I first come to a place, I notice all the little details. I notice the way the sky looks. The color of white paper. The way people walk. Doorknobs. Everything. Then I get used to the place and I don't notice those things anymore. So only by forgetting can I see the place again as it really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Designs
    You knowing the in's and out's of the program, you 100% custom tailoring the program to your needs...that sort of thing.
    I agree with that, although the software I pointed out (Miva) gives pretty much full flexibilty on 'look & feel' plus dozens of customized modules which will make your life easier in the long run.
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    osCommerce or xCart (derived from the same code base, I believe).

    Custom programming in PHP is fine.

    I'd avoid MIVA at all costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff2A
    osCommerce or xCart (derived from the same code base, I believe).

    Custom programming in PHP is fine.

    I'd avoid MIVA at all costs.
    Why would you give MIVA such a ringing endorsement?
    Just curious as I know it's one of the better known and widely used pay carts.


    Personally I've already re-invented the wheel a couple times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admedia
    Why would you give MIVA such a ringing endorsement?
    Just curious as I know it's one of the better known and widely used pay carts.
    The licensing is horrible (read: expensive).
    It's a pain in the ass from a hosts point of view.
    It's compiled and therefore very difficult to change/bugfix (and yes, there are bugs).
    It's very weak out of the box, and requires (or, did in the very near past) a number of add-ons to make it worthwhile.

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    My site uses MIVA take a look, hey buy a video or shirt! www.http://www.aquacultureusa.com

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    Because I didn't know what else to use and everybody talked about other solutions but it was just talk, I had to get the site done so I used MIVA. Redo my site and I'll start endorsing you!

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