I began off with the aim of creating 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 get together do the monetary transactions? safety is a key to answering this query, a 3rd get together will probably be my choice. Firstly I did allot of analysis into free webhosting options, advantages, safety and 100% uptime. The checklist obtained down to a couple, I examined them and selected Google websites which ticked all of the packing containers. The primary drawback can be a bonus, it locks down allot of code, making it more durable to implement heaps of options however will increase safety immensely.
I’ve selected my webhosting, now take a look at fee programs. The shopper 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 primarily based buying carts however in the long run, all nonetheless despatched throughout code that would simply be modified by somebody good sufficient. PayPal and Google Checkout are the primary gamers, being in a Australia, Google Checkout was dominated out so I labored with PayPal.
Google websites may be very simple 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 behind 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 creating pre-made buttons which can be hooked up to your account and since no greenback quantity or numbers of things passes between the websites, it is vitally 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, if in case you have a number of of the identical gadgets, embody an merchandise quantity.
Select a value
Postage Weight or Postage value for that merchandise.
Monitor Stock, PayPal can cease folks buying gadgets for those who run out of inventory.
As soon as the button has been created, choose the tab e-mail, copy the code and maintain this for later.
Return to your Google websites net 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 possibly can select to make your individual picture. Ensure you pleased with the dimensions, Google websites provides you the choice of small, medium or massive, however if you’d like one thing completely 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 saved from earlier.
My completed result’s: