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[Ask] Ecommerce Shopping site to make money

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sidddd, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    Hello all,

    I found out money making system really works far too easier if done in a right way. After trying my hands of most of the stuffs, I would like to give a try to Ecommerce shopping cart system.

    As of now there is only one strong competitor in my niche, so the point of not making profit is out of scenario I believe.

    Therefore someone experienced in this field (about ecomm) can help me by answering some of these questions..

    Before that let me tell you my actual plan will be.

    First of all this is my first ecomm site. I will be starting an ecommerce website that deals with comfort wear which ships the products to local areas only (limited to my country). I will be buying a mixture of quality and cheap products in offline and sell them on this newly created website.

    Now the problem is - I never tried my hands on these stuffs but I am sure it's going to work it out if done in a right way with your help.

    -> So, is interspire shopping cart the right choice to start my first ecommerce site? I am getting an nulled copy.. on new hosting if required.

    -> Any other recommended scripts on shopping cart that are good with search engine? Or you recommend me to use wordpress type site for this?

    Also, initially the number of products will be 50, so the site will be small. Please let me know some of the solid extra tips and experience in ecommerce sites, if any :)
     
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  2. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    Hey guys.. any help [:)]
     
  3. quicksnipe

    quicksnipe Newbie

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    I would use zen-cart.com. it is easy to install, they have good literature, a well established forum with lots of support, and it has built-in paypal payments.

    The thing I like most is it is very scalable. So it you start small it can grow with you.

    Good Luck!
     
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  4. Megalomaniac Midget

    Megalomaniac Midget Power Member Premium Member

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    hey zen-carts ok for your first shop, but if you are thinking long term magento is the leader of the pack in opensource carts. Your always putting lipstick on a pig when your designing a zen or oscommerce site, but with magento you can build a site that looks a million dollars

    www.[B]magento[/B]commerce.com
     
  5. Anfield

    Anfield Newbie

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    Yeah, just like Megalomaniac Midget I would definitely recommend magento over os commerce and probably over any other free e-commerce store available now. But before you jump into any conclusion I suggest to think of all the features you might need for your store and checkout the addons and plugins for these stores. I once built a magento store just to sell products but then decided to add subscription products and figured out that there is no such thing built in it.
     
  6. nandugan

    nandugan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes. Zen cart is the best for beginner
     
  7. n2zen

    n2zen Regular Member

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    I've migrated from oscommerce to zen to ecommercetemplates. Any of those would likely do the job. Magento as well.

    Many of these are going to take some tweaking to get just right. If you're not familiar with sql or php, then hold on for the ride. Note, it might be good to partner with someone who is familiar with them if you aren't...
     
  8. mehdvirus

    mehdvirus Junior Member

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    i wrote my own e-commerce cms :D it's way better,I can do what ever i want with it .
     
  9. tellyblackhat

    tellyblackhat Junior Member

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    Hey mehdvirus can you show us some of your customized cms demosite?
     
  10. jay2success

    jay2success Registered Member

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    I recommend use Magento and Virtuemart. Magento is the best open source ecommerce script. Virtuemart also good but i can create more than ecommerce shop because it use Joomla CMS that can be installed many cool components.
     
  11. jay2success

    jay2success Registered Member

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    I recommend use Magento and Virtuemart. Magento is the best open source ecommerce script. Virtuemart also good but i can create more than ecommerce shop because it use Joomla CMS that can be installed many cool components.
     
  12. Megalomaniac Midget

    Megalomaniac Midget Power Member Premium Member

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    So you wrote a better script then magento, its funny you should say that... i just nulled your ecomm CMS script & guess what i found as the first lines of code in the index.php

     
  13. kryseo

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    I did my first e-commerce site with the soup-up version of oscommerce - CREloaded.
    Pretty easy to use for beginners.

    Magento is awesome though.
     
  14. greenflash

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    Built quite a few e-commerce sites and wow I've found Magento to be a pain in the ass, slow as hell and only caused problems, loads of bugs, rubbish community response, and unless you know Zend already then you'll need a good few months learning if you want to customize anything. Just try typing 'magento sucks' into google..

    Try opencart, or prestashop, much easier and they don't look bad either.