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Can you spare a few minutes to help a fellow internet marketer out?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by improvman, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. improvman

    improvman Newbie

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    Hi,

    I just have a couple quick questions I was hoping some people on WF could help me out with...

    I am trying to become a dealer for physical products on my Wordpress site and need a shopping cart/payment processor. I was just wondering if it would be better to just install a free/premium shopping cart plugin or use a service like ZenCart.

    I need it to:

    -Be completely compatible with Wordpress
    -Offer real time shipping quotes with UPS for domestic and international customers
    -Be easy to use/configure
    -Other features such as cross-selling, order management, etc. would be a plus

    I am very inexperienced with coding and am looking for something that is easy to install/use. Also, I don't know exactly what I need to set up (ie. do I need a payment processor on top of a shopping cart plugin/program or just the plugin/program)?

    As far as security goes, do I need to install something on my directory (ie.SSL) or will it automatically be provided by the plugin/program?

    Also, I was just wondering if a plugin says it accepts payments/ is compatible with 15 different payment methods/companies, do I need to have an account with all these companies in order to receive payments from them?

    Has anyone tried the premium "WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin" from Tribulant? I am considering this plugin and was wondering if anyone could offer some feedback.

    Thanks for your help,

    Jeremy
     
  2. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    Honestly, there is no perfect shopping cart in Wordpress. If you are begginer, I would go for solution that seems to have most possiblities for easy customization, and hire someone to customize/style it to suit the needs of your shop. You can use fr33lancer.com for this purpose.
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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  4. improvman

    improvman Newbie

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    Thanks,

    I guess the thing I need to know is what exactly I need first. I am not sure whether I need a shopping cart only or a payment processor as well? As well, do I need a merchant account with each of the companies that I accept payments with or just a PayPal account?
     
  5. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    You need to figure out exactly who you are addressing first. We are not WF, we are BHW. One of the two is far better than the other.
     
  6. TheRealRazzy

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  7. CoyoteAssassin

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    I had a hard time figuring this out. I ended up goign with what is now known as Cart66. I like it and the support has been great. I should not need them but I have a few times. It integrates with a lot of payment gateways.

    If you have a lot of products you may want something different but if you have less than 15 it will be good.

    Check it out.
     
  8. toyo

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    Lol.....
     
  9. linkchamp

    linkchamp Regular Member

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    Well buddy i hope your problem is solved by those guys. I mean the one you addressed in the post. :D
    Well the plugin you asked from tribulant is good to use with wordpress also you can choose some easy ecommerce theme for wordpress.
    If you need you can buy a SSL as well but it will be needed only when you yourself will use a gateway instead of sites like Paypal or moneybooker's etc.
    It depends totally what kind of business you have, small or big.
     
  10. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    First mistake: asking for advice on WF. :D
     
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  11. keytenx

    keytenx Supreme Member

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    i suggest dont open too many tabs. so you wont confuse BHW into WF. ooopss i forgot:

    please proved to us you are human and not a bot. please typed the word below:

    Oops I did it Again
     
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  12. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    I have developed on and seen the one at http://getshopped.com/ in action and I must say it's quite beautiful. The ease of customization alone makes it far better than Zen Cart or any similar platforms in my opinion.
     
  13. improvman

    improvman Newbie

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    Hey sorry guys...message fail:p

    Yeah thanks for the help anyway. I guess I had the other forum on the mind. BHW is much better!