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  1. #1
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    Providing shopping carts to clients

    I hope this isn't a dumb question...

    If a client is interested in having a a shopping cart setup on his/her business website, how would you go about doing this (as a webhost)?

    Would you refer him to some other software?

    Is there something in CPanel or CPanel compatible?

    Become a software reseller?

  2. #2
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    Get Fantastico (software bundle that includes a shopping cart or two) plugin with cPanel.

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  3. #3
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    Most reseller plans include at least osCommerce shopping cart so that you can resell it with your hosting plans.

  4. #4
    Hello,

    Cpanel / WHM has a got a feature called Fantastico. The Fantastico comes in 2 versions one free version and other the deluxe version which is a paid one. Shopping carts a available in the paid version. If offers around 4-5 shopping carts, which are good and which are basically very easy to install.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

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    Or you could become a reseller and specialize in a particular cart software solution.

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    I would let them know what you have to offer - so if you have fantastico already - offer them what is provided through that or - you could find out more what they are looking to achieve with the shopping cart and then direct them to other COMPATABLE programs with your system. Sometimes - providing them a good choice to go to is even better.


  7. #7
    Hello,

    Regarding shopping cart, first of all you need to have a dedicated IP for your site. Then you need to install SSL for your site, so that your site is secured.

    This important when you make any money transactions through your site, so that your site is safe and secure and the transaction is committed safely and successfully.

    OSCommerce is a best shopping cart. That is widely used and most of the shopping companies provides the same. Zen cart is also a good shopping software. Both of these softwares are intregrated on most of the control panel that a webhosting company provides you, since both these shopping carts are platform independent.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

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    you'd better provide additional services for installing packages of OSCOMMERCE, ZENCART etc. And make installation manually, when someone asks you about it, this is the best way for small companies to start providing professional services and webdesign as the part of business.

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    I'd install Zen Cart for them. My E-Commerce packages include installation & upgrading of ZC if they use the ZC override system for their template. I think an important thing is picking out a good shopping cart software so you can get familiar with it in case you need to help them, as well as chosing one that you feel safe about.
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    I will second the notion for Zen-Cart great system not many bugs easy to customize
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  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by magroot
    you'd better provide additional services for installing packages of OSCOMMERCE, ZENCART etc. And make installation manually, when someone asks you about it, this is the best way for small companies to start providing professional services and webdesign as the part of business.
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    and add CRE Loaded to that list. Easy customized and open source!

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