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E-Commerce: Need Paypal Order Management Suggestions

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Moobs, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Moobs

    Moobs Regular Member

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    I'm developing my first e-commerce site and I'm not really sure which way to turn for setting up an order management system. To give you some background it's just a small ecommerce gifting site that will offer roughly five different products.


    The easiest thing would be if paypal emails me all the order details including customer notes as soon as a payment has been completed.


    I'm looking for an inexpensive solution that's not going to cost me a hundred dollars a month, or charge me per sale.


    Can anyone recommend a reasonable order management system that can be integrated with paypal?
     
  2. lightning37

    lightning37 Newbie

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    You might look into WooCommerce or Squarespace.
     
  3. Moobs

    Moobs Regular Member

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    I've been going back and forth with using woocommerce. I'm basically providing a gifting service, so a customer would only be purchasing one package per address. So i was going to go with a radio checkout form over cart and push everything right over to paypal for a quick and easy checkout.

    I also want to allow customers the option to write a short message to include on a card, and a few other things.

    I was told customizing woocommerce to reflect this kind of design would be a pain to setup in a way that doesn't get wiped away with future updates.

    It would be so much easier just to use woocommerce and have all that functionality available to me, but I don't need individual product pages or cart checkout.

    Think it's worth tearing apart the woocommerce front end to design a store that will fit my needs? The only thing that's holding me back is the thought of it not jiving with future updates.

    Another option I was exploring was picking up a developer license for "Gravity Forms For Wordpress". This plugin has a number of addons including full paypal integration. So it would be easy enough to design a checkout form exactly how I want, but it would set me back $200 which is very expensive for a plugin imo.
     
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  4. lightning37

    lightning37 Newbie

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    I would look into the shortcodes provided by WooCommerce to possible piece together what your looking for. I haven't tried updating total info from the checkout page, but I have set up product pages that redirect right into the checkout page with out going to the cart first. You could easily set up a form to select the product and add attributes (message, etc.). Then, on form completion send them to the checkout page bypassing the cart.