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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2002

    Creating an online store.

    My friend will be creating an online store selling soap, candles, brushes and that type of stuff. I'll have about 400 products.

    He has a domain and bought Small Business Merchands Solutions (basic).

    Not knowing Yahoo very well, my suggestion to him would be to get some "normal" UNIX hosting and get a program such as OSCommerce. I don't know of Yahoo supports OSCommerce

    What do you guys think? Would you go with the Yahoo thing or the other way? Which is easier/better to customize, handle?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Miami, FL
    Personally as a buyer I stay away from yahoo shops. They look like 1 person establishments and never get my trust.
    So I think having some nice storefront under your own domain helps a lot.

  3. #3
    I would definitely stay away from Yahoo. Depending on his customers, they might not mind shopping on a site backend by Yahoo. Personally, I find Yahoo based sites cheezy and so, the people building it as well. So it's a big turn off for me. If they are non-technical, they might not mind it and may embrace because of the brand. However, on the checkout pages, it's going to be branded with Yahoo which looks a little un professional.

    Also, they stick you with a 1.5% transaction fee ontop of each transaction.

    Personally, I would go with X-Cart instead of OSCommerce.
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