An Arm & A Leg for eCommerce?

Written by Sandra Cobb

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Shopping Cart Premium members can set up a shopping cart that links directly from their site to PayPal.

Send an Invoice If your services or product prices vary, you can send customers an invoice from PayPal oncerepparttar purchase price has been established.

Option B - eBay

Consider selling your products or services through eBay. You can accept checks and money orders by postal mail, or you can accept credit cards and checks using PayPal, or eBayís version of PayPal - BillPoint. You can provide links to your site with each item you list for auction. You can also set up a reserve amount -repparttar 109038 least dollar amount you will accept for your service or product.

Ebay also offers an affiliate program.

Option C - ClickBank

Sign up as a merchant with There are some fees involved, plus you have to determine what percentage of each sale that you will allowrepparttar 109039 referring site to earn. Affiliates with ClickBank can choose merchants they like (higher commission percentages do better) and then place links on their sites. There is a setup fee for merchants, but you'll also be providing your site a great deal of exposure. Plus, ClickBank allows you to accept credit cards and other methods of payment. You'll be setting up your own affiliate program!

ClickBank also offers an affiliate program:

Option D - Find a Host that provides Shopping Carts

Many hosting packages are set up with shopping carts with a buy feature. Do your homework. Check onrepparttar 109040 setup fees andrepparttar 109041 monthly fees. Make sure itís a reputable company so you arenít worried about your money transactions.

These are just some ofrepparttar 109042 options that are available for setting up shop without going broke. I'm sure that there are many more options available - it just takes some net research.

Sandra Cobb is a work at home site designer and homeschooling Mom. Visit her website for free resources at, and sign up for her monthly ezine - Comets4Him at

Simply The Best Way To Build An On-line Store Free

Written by Holly Janion

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What I liked best about this site wasrepparttar easy was you could choose your products. This is important because you want to sell products in your store that you know your customers are interested in which relate to your site. For example, I typed in treasure hunting inrepparttar 109037 search box and it returned loads of products I could include from different sections e.g. books, toys, games, software etc etc. I then could choose whether to simply include them only or to draw special attention to any particular item. I could even include a personal review of a product!

Site traffic and usability is always important and Affinia provide various reports including detailed product page views, merchant referrals and of course commission earned. This is great because you can see which products are just taking up "shelf" space and remove them and replace them with other products all without ordering anything, carrying stock or spending money.

If you've been thinking about adding an on-line store to your site or want to find products that relate to your site only as I did withrepparttar 109038 WWW Treasure Hunt site, take a look at Affinia.

Affinia understandrepparttar 109039 importance of promoting your store and offer useful advice and tips on how to do this.

This is a first class service which I found easy to use and I know will be of enormous benefit torepparttar 109040 small business owner. I no longer have to worry about carrying stock, fulfilling orders and spending money. I have more time to focus on my core business whilst atrepparttar 109041 same time earning money from my store and I have happy customers who can easily find products that they are interested in. I only wish I had found Affinia sooner.

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Holly Janion is the Webmaster for Wade's World, a UK internet solutions company. Holly's latest creation, the WWW Treasure Hunt, can be found at Holly can be contacted by sending an e-mail to mailto:

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