|I know it's incredibly confusing if you're just
getting started online. I was there a while ago and it's taken me a
long time to absorb the information and figure out how to use it.
Hosting, Domain Registration, Web Development, Search Engine
Optimization, Merchant Accounts, and the list goes on.
prepared a tutorial that will take you step-by-step through the
process. I'll tell you more about that in a minute.
First, let me tell you more about how easy it is to set up your
shopping cart at 1cartplus. You can get started in just a few
minutes using our "5 Minute Setup". It takes you through all the
steps you need to get your cart set up. Here's a link to the video
tutorial for the "5 minute setup".
Once you've got the cart set up, you can start selling.
It's that simple. One area that may cause a delay, but not a
significant one, is getting your merchant account set up. If you
don't have a merchant account, here are three options that will get
you started in very short order:
- Get a traditional merchant account through Authorize.net. With a
traditional merchant account your customer has a "normal" check out
through the cart. Authorize.net offers e-check as well as
traditional credit cards. We work with Authorize.net because most of
our clients use it and they are very flexible in terms of their
operations. You can learn more about and sign up for
- Get a PayPal Account. This is the grand daddy of the online
accounts. They have services that Google Checkout doesn't offer, at
least as of the time of this writing. There are several options
available through at PayPal. You can learn more about and
for PayPal here.
As I mentioned earlier, I've prepared a series of reports that
will support you in getting started selling online. You'll find
information that will "jump start" you entry into selling online.
You can sign up here to receive it by email. It will be
delivered over a period of time so you can absorb the information
and take action on it. One of the things I've learned, the hard way,
is if you have too much information at one time it can be as bad as
not having enough information. Sign up for the beginners course.