I began off with the objective 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 occasion do the monetary transactions? safety is a key to answering this query, a 3rd occasion might be my possibility. Firstly I did allot of analysis into free internet hosting options, advantages, safety and 100% uptime. The record received down to a couple, I examined them and selected Google websites which ticked all of the packing containers. The primary drawback can also 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 internet hosting, now have a look at cost programs. The client must be redirected to a safe web site, the information handed between my web site and the purchasing cart needed to be minimal as this may be hijacked or modified. I checked out allot of cool Java and php based mostly purchasing 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 principle gamers, being in a Australia, Google Checkout was dominated out so I labored with PayPal.
Google websites could 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 behind your thoughts for a bit, we now head over to PayPal.
Create your self a PayPal account and alter the account kind to Enterprise at http://www.PayPal.com. PayPal provides you the choice of constructing pre-made buttons which can be connected to your account and since no greenback quantity or numbers of things passes between the websites, it is extremely 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 worth
Postage Weight or Postage price for that merchandise.
Monitor Stock, PayPal can cease folks buying gadgets should 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 possibly can select to make your individual picture. Be sure you pleased with the scale, Google websites provides you the choice of small, medium or massive, however if you’d like one thing totally different, it may be modified within the HTML code possibility.
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: