Software Hippo, A Software and Game site for sale. It uses Computer Gallery as the drop shipper so there is no physical inventory to maintain. I can also provide other dropshipper information to the Buyer. The prices are adjusted in a way so that the profit on each item is between $2-$8, there are exactly 1420 products in the database and 32 Customers.
The site is using osCommerce as the shopping cart and a modified Template Monster template. The site is setup to use PayPal and 2Checkout, but it also supports Authorize.net, PSIGate, SecPay and a bunch of others. The site is extremely easy to run, when someone places an order, you turn around and place an order at Computer Gallery. They ship the next day and offer UPS, USPS, and FedEx shipping options.
The site has as been submitted to major search engines. Here is a link to the traffic statistics.
The site usually gets around 70 Uniques a day when marketed accordingly.
Included in the Sale is:
- Domain softwarehippo.com (GoDaddy is the registar)
- I'll host the site for a month while the buyer transfers the site.
- A tar.gz or zip file of the website and sql dump
To set it up you just need to decompress the archive, load up the database, change the database settings in the config file, and the change the store info through the admin interface. osCommerce require PHP and mySQL. Its currently running on a Linux Server, but should run a Windows Server (it the buyers responsibility to check whether they can run osCommerce).
The buyer will have to get their own SSL cert, but it is not required if you use PayPal or 2CheckOut.
Bidding starts $100 and with a buy it now price of $400 and Payment must be made through PayPal from a verified account.
Originally posted by Spazz ive never had a website like this ive only designed one. what else does it involve?
Since the site runs on an OsCommerce Shopping cart/system, the website involves no real maintainence, except for adding products, which is done in the Administration Panel and very easy to do. Also, places like Computer gallery offers downloadable OsCommerce EasyPopulate files which includes an entire database of up-to-date products that you can dump into the Database.
When you recieve an order, you get emailed automatically, then you place the order with Comp Gallery (distibutor) and thats it.