E-commerce software for photographers?

9 years 1 month ago #189715 by Sha Nea
Does anyone have suggestions on good ecommerce software for building a website? I would like to start offering prints/packages on a site.


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9 years 1 month ago #189719 by Rolly
Many photographers are not building their own websites anymore. There are so many sites out there that make it easy for you to upload your photos and click a couple buttons and you have a site. Zenfolio, smugmug, photobiz etc..


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9 years 1 month ago #189724 by Sha Nea
Thank you for suggesting those websites, but I think I would like to try and build my own site.


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9 years 1 month ago #189726 by Bobby
Check out adobe dreamweaver. It's software to design a site, however I am not sure what's involve in the software to create the e commerce side. You may have to look into paypal for that, inserting a shopping cart.


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9 years 1 month ago #189729 by Sha Nea

Bobby wrote: Check out adobe dreamweaver. It's software to design a site, however I am not sure what's involve in the software to create the e commerce side. You may have to look into paypal for that, inserting a shopping cart.


Thank you, do you know if paypal's shopping cart is free?


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9 years 1 month ago #189730 by Bobby

Sha Nea wrote:

Bobby wrote: Check out adobe dreamweaver. It's software to design a site, however I am not sure what's involve in the software to create the e commerce side. You may have to look into paypal for that, inserting a shopping cart.


Thank you, do you know if paypal's shopping cart is free?


To get and use the html code for the shopping cart is free. You have to pay a fee when you make a sale.


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9 years 1 month ago #189734 by Sha Nea

Bobby wrote:

Sha Nea wrote:

Bobby wrote: Check out adobe dreamweaver. It's software to design a site, however I am not sure what's involve in the software to create the e commerce side. You may have to look into paypal for that, inserting a shopping cart.


Thank you, do you know if paypal's shopping cart is free?


To get and use the html code for the shopping cart is free. You have to pay a fee when you make a sale.


That's great! Thanks!


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9 years 1 month ago #189950 by steveheap
An approach that I used for a couple of sites using Wordpress was to buy the WPeStore plugin. I think it was about $50, but it is really easy to use and very flexible. I use it as the shopping cart for my ebook about stock photography, and it automatically fulfills the purchase with a digital file (which would also work for photos), and for my wife's jewelry site we have a different price for each piece of jewelry and anyone who buys a piece from the website generates an email back to me for fulfillment of the purchase.

I'm sure there is a lot more that the plugin does, but it certainly works well for me. The author is very good at support as well - I had an issue at the beginning and he worked on it immediately and helped me out.

Steve

PS - here is the jewelry site example . The little product description with price and the shopping cart in the right hand column as part of the plugin.

My Stock Photo Blog
www.backyardsilver.com

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