Can i make a website without paying an eCommerce Software company

  TomRyan 18:01 01 May 2014

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.

  wiz-king 13:00 02 May 2014

Do you want to take credit cards? If you do then you will have to have a company bank account and use a third party card handler. If you just want a descriptive website then use a company like Namesco

  Proclaimer 22:31 03 May 2014

Zen Cart is free and is great for a store front. Needs hosting with a database.

  Forum Editor 07:28 05 May 2014

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.

  HaiNH1993 08:45 15 May 2014

@TomRyan 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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