I want to make a website but i dont know much about code. Is there a way of making a website with a programme i can download and then just buy the domain name and host it say with ipage? I want to make a website with the lowest monthly payments basically, how can i do this without using websites like wix which charge so much for their monthly service.
Zen Cart (mentioned by Proclaimer) is an excellent way to set up an e-commerce site if you are on a strict budget, but remember that your site must be hosted by someone, and you'll be paying for that. If you're going to sell via your website you must obviously have a bank account. Provided that's the case you can take credit card payments with a PayPal account, once the bank account has been verified.
Paypal will not charge you anything to open and setup the account, but it will charge you a transaction fee, each time you sell something. There's no way to avoid that, and it will apply whichever software you use to set up your site.
Are you using Wordpress? I'm using Wordpress and i can make it become an e-commerce website by using plugins. Some of plugins are all FREE. You can use WP e-Commerce Plugin. The price for Wordpress's e-commerce plugins is cheaper than the price if you hire e-commerce website service.
My Wordpress site runs perfectly with WP e-commerce plugin and you can also try to use it.
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