[E-Commerce] [Paypal] [Payments] Advice Please

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  1. jamieh1989

    jamieh1989 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to create a nice website which will be for a small future online clothes shop.

    The visitor can click on a clothing category and it will come up with a list of possible clothes available in that category - Then being able to select and view that product - Then being able to add multiple products to a basket and checking out with the clothes.

    So now the visitor/customer will need to obviously pay for the clothes and i want to be able to (in the future) accept credit/debit card payments, just wondered what's the best way to do this and if someones got a link to a specific place that does this would be fantastic.

    I got told that Paypal have decent Merchant tools that are available and can do this with payments etc, just wondered if anyone uses it?

    Many thanks,
    Jamie Hann
    Posted: Aug 14, 2008 By: jamieh1989 Member since: Aug 19, 2007
  2. ServWise

    ServWise UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Paypal is a good payment option especially for start-ups with little cash to spare and a lot of people like using it (myself included). If you can implement the PayPal Pro option then even better as it will look more professional as if paying by credit card the payment will be made without leaving your website.

    Another good budget option is Moneybookers.
    Posted: Aug 15, 2008 By: ServWise Member since: Jan 22, 2008
  3. Connexions

    Connexions UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Hi Jamie,

    For a new startup business selling online, I always advise that the best way to start selling online is indeed through paypal. Its a good starting point, and I usually later convert the system into one through a payment gateway such as PROTX Direct which saves you alot of money. Thats the only downside with paypal, they charge a large amount for each sale and per transaction cost. PROTX Direct only charge £20 for 1000 transactions per month.

    I am currently in the middle of moving one my clients onto PROTX and theyre saving alot. I am obviously keeping the option open for shoppers to pay by paypal account, but not the paypal credit card. If you want to check out their site its footprintsglasgow dot co dot uk

    If you need any free specialist advice jamie you can contact me through these forums.

    Good luck with the venture.
    Posted: Aug 15, 2008 By: Connexions Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  4. jamieh1989

    jamieh1989 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Thank you very much for the kind replys, i'll keep all advice and most likely use it!

    Thank you Phillip i'll make sure i PM you at somepoint soon, really apreciate it.

    Jamie Hann
    Posted: Aug 17, 2008 By: jamieh1989 Member since: Aug 19, 2007
  5. paraskevi

    paraskevi UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I use paypal for my website and its very easy! You just create a buttom for each item, with price and shipping option and paste in your page builder.

    The fees paypal charges isnt a lot and it saves you A LOT of trouble!
    Posted: Aug 17, 2008 By: paraskevi Member since: Jul 27, 2008
  6. Dwebs-Ltd

    Dwebs-Ltd UKBF Ace Full Member

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    If you go with a decent shopping cart i.e. cubecart, zencart, oscommerce etc they give you the option to use PayPal plus many other payment methods.

    PayPal works well for start-ups but to save you a lot of issues i would recommend if your sending anything by post its done via reordered delivery so PayPal have nothing to moan about if a buyer opens a none delivered item dispute.

    Shopping cart wise we can assist if you want some help with advice / setup / hosting etc just drop me a pm or a call :)
    Posted: Aug 17, 2008 By: Dwebs-Ltd Member since: Nov 29, 2007
  7. PointandStare

    PointandStare UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We are ecommerce specialists and have built many stores including a few that are clothes orientated.
    PM me for more details.
    Posted: Aug 17, 2008 By: PointandStare Member since: Apr 20, 2008
  8. jamieh1989

    jamieh1989 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I'll definately be dropping you a pm, thanks very much.

    I'll drop you a pm also,

    Thanks again everyone.
    Jamie Hann
    Posted: Aug 17, 2008 By: jamieh1989 Member since: Aug 19, 2007
  9. PointandStare

    PointandStare UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks Jamie, just replied.
    Posted: Aug 17, 2008 By: PointandStare Member since: Apr 20, 2008
  10. TotalWebSolutions

    TotalWebSolutions UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hi Jamie,

    As others have said, there are plenty of good shopping carts out there that will do this for you. Feel free to click the link in my signature to view the shopping carts we support on our payment gateway. Once on the page, click on the logos to visit the cart sites.

    Some of the most popular options with our clients are (in no particular order): Open Cart, osCommerce, Zen Cart, ekmPowershop, Roman Cart, Magento, VirtueMart and TomatoCart.

    Starting out with something like PayPal is certainly a quick and easy option for taking payments. However, once you are established and have between 6-12 months trading history you may wish to add a secure payment gateway option to give your customers an alternative payment method.

    There are many options in the UK for payment processing (ourselves included) and something you many find useful should you decide to look at this is the Electronic Payments comparison tool.

    I wish you all the best in your new venture.

    Posted: Jan 26, 2011 By: TotalWebSolutions Member since: Sep 29, 2009
  11. AndyL

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    Paypal intergrates nicely into zen cart and another oprion is nochex which is also pretty good.

    I hated PayPal for many many years but they seem to have improved a lot and I use them all the time now. You don't need a PayPal account to use them either you can just use your CC so they are ideal really. I added Nochex just to give the customers the option to use something other than Paypal for all those who don't like them.

    I get a lot of payments through Nochex so well worth having on there, I'm not saying those people wouldn't have paid using PayPal had there been no other option, but as there is an option they use it.

    So I would say get both PayPal and nochex.
    Posted: Jan 26, 2011 By: AndyL Member since: Jan 25, 2011
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