Last post Dec 10, 2009 07:02 PM by perryjr84
Dec 04, 2009 02:02 PM|SANMI|LINK
Hi am soo new to creating websites, just finished a website now and all that is left is for me to make cutomers to make payments after buying books. how can i even start working on this?? what do i do? i heard some things like paypal but how do i even get
started with them??
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Dec 04, 2009 08:01 PM|perryjr84|LINK
Depending on how much customization that you need for your checkout process, PayPal will probably fit your needs quite nicely. To get started you just need to register for a business account. Once logged in you will see either a Merchant Services tab or
a Website Standard Payment tab (I don't rember which, sorry).
From either of these menus you will be given the option to create buttons for your site. This utility will do all of the coding for you, and you will just have to copy and paste it your web page. I am fairly new to this as well, and when I did it I had problems
getting them to fire from an aspx page though. I ended up writing the entire site in aspx, except for the cart page which I kept as an htm. You will have control over shipping options, pricing, all of the basics. If you are just starting out with a simple
site, this may be the easiest solution.
After you get more familiar with asp.net it may benefit you either write your own cart and send it to PayPal as a third party cart, or use one of the open source carts available through this site such as nopCommerce or DashCommerce.
If you are just starting out though, I would definitely use paypal because there is ALOT of fiddling around with an open source cart to tailor it to fit your needs. Currently i am using paypal buttons on my site for the quick fix, while developing a custom cart
that will fit my needs.
If you haven't done so, be sure to watch as many of the videos on this site as possible. Also, don't forget about your local library as a source of info. Though some of the books may be outdated, the basic concepts in them are still valid.
Sorry if this is long winded, but I have received enough help from this site that I try to give as much back as I can.
Good luck and happy holidays
Dec 07, 2009 08:58 PM|SANMI|LINK
THANK YOU so much nice it helped me now i have an idea. thanks so much i will be talkin to you as i go ahead is that ok with you?? or have you got an msn mail?? so we can talk more about it just for assistance. THANKS
Dec 10, 2009 07:02 PM|perryjr84|LINK
UR Welcome. I will help if I can, but I am probably too new myself to handle much.
Hope it works out.