I began off with the aim of constructing an internet site that has no on going prices, minimal transaction charges and low upkeep. The selection of getting all options built-in into the one web site? or do I handle the web site and let a 3rd celebration do the monetary transactions? safety is a key to answering this query, a 3rd celebration can be my choice. Firstly I did allot of analysis into free website hosting options, advantages, safety and 100% uptime. The record bought down to some, I examined them and selected Google websites which ticked all of the packing containers. The principle drawback can be a bonus, it locks down allot of code, making it tougher to implement heaps of options however will increase safety immensely.
I’ve selected my website hosting, now have a look at fee programs. The client must be redirected to a safe web site, the information handed between my web site and the buying cart needed to be minimal as this may be hijacked or modified. I checked out allot of cool Java and php based mostly buying carts however in the long run, all nonetheless despatched throughout code that might simply be modified by somebody good sufficient. PayPal and Google Checkout are the principle gamers, being in a Australia, Google Checkout was dominated out so I labored with PayPal.
Google websites may be very straightforward use, first you give the web site a reputation, select a template and mess around with the formatting a bit. Add an image of the merchandise you wish to promote, then put it at the back of your thoughts for a bit, we now head over to PayPal.
Create your self a PayPal account and alter the account sort to Enterprise at http://www.PayPal.com. PayPal provides you the choice of constructing pre-made buttons which are connected to your account and since no greenback quantity or numbers of things passes between the websites, it is rather safe.
Making a PayPal Button:
Profile >> My Saved Buttons >> Create New Button
Choose Sure; create an “Add to Cart” button.
Give the merchandise a reputation, when you have a number of of the identical gadgets, embody an merchandise quantity.
Select a value
Postage Weight or Postage price for that merchandise.
Monitor Stock, PayPal can cease folks buying gadgets in case you run out of inventory.
As soon as the button has been created, choose the tab e-mail, copy the code and preserve this for later.
Return to your Google websites internet web page and add a picture that your going to make use of because the “add to cart” button. This may be the one supplied earlier by PayPal or you’ll be able to select to make your individual picture. Ensure you proud of the scale, Google websites provides you the choice of small, medium or giant, however if you need one thing totally different, it may be modified within the HTML code choice.
choose the picture, then click on up the highest on the hyperlink button. That is the place you hyperlink your button to the PayPal, select hyperlink to exterior web site and paste within the PayPal hyperlink you stored from earlier.
My completed result’s: