As a site designer myself, I realize how much time and effort goes into registering, setting up, and designing a site; not to mention creation of content and seamless navigation. But it is unbelievable how complicated and expensive this process has become!
Let's face it, very few entrepreneurs and small businesses can afford to spend hundreds of dollars to set up their dot-com presence without knowing how successful it will be! We've seen results of high expectations and over spending with demise of many well-known companies as reported in news recently.
It doesn't have to be this way!
Are you planning to sell products or services?
You do NOT necessarily need expensive shopping cart software or merchant accounts to sell your products or services. You can begin your online venture by setting up a few of your most popular items or services that can be purchased online. Once a customer has made a purchase, you can then follow up with details on how to purchase additional items.
There are low cost ecommerce solutions that can help you start conducting business online without breaking bank.
First, determine exactly how sophisticated your ordering process needs to be. Then decide which of following options best suits your business needs.
Option A - PayPal
Set up a Premier Account with PayPal. PayPal is a stable and secure company that has been around long enough to establish a credible reputation. I can personally vouch for them, I use them consistently.
Doing Business As: You have option of using a business name or your personal name, regardless of how your bank account is registered.
Low Cost: There are no monthly fees and no set up fees. Thatís right - itís free. A small fee is with-held each time a transaction (purchase) is processed.
Hassle Free They process all orders and notify you when payment is received.
Referral Bonus You can earn a small cash bonus for qualified referrals you send to PayPal.