Using iWeb and need shopping cart

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kdance411, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. kdance411 macrumors newbie

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    My business is very small and very new, so I'm looking for free stuff...I know...aren't we all...
    I've already got the site set up through hostmonster, using iWed, and I havea business account with PayPal. But when I went to put a shopping cart on my site through PayPal...it looked really complicated. Entering all these codes for each product!?!? I have a lot of inventory!
    I'm super super novice when it comes to all this technological stuff - which is WHY I'm using iWeb. Isn't there a program out there that's compatible with iWeb where you just drag and drop the buttons where you want them, and then activate the buttons??? Then they link to Paypal or something? HELP!!!
    Kdance411
     
  2. abluefish macrumors newbie

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    Snapjar online shopping carts

    If I could see your site I might be able to give you a better idea but...

    You should checkout http://www.snapjar.com. I think they offer pretty much what you want. All you need is you PayPal account and everything else is setup for you. And it's free.

    Do you have a link to your current site?
     
  3. RedDawg macrumors newbie

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    Red Dawg and shopping cart on IWEB

    I am looking for the same thing. I have a small business with art and music and purchased IWEB so I could work the site myself and now am in the same predicament as to how do i set up shopping cart. i will go to snapjar and see what i find...any other suggestions?
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    Bumping to see if anyone knows of any new solutions.
     
  5. john1620b macrumors member

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    Opencart is fairly new, but a really nice open source shopping cart. It's well structured code-wise, and it looks great even with the default theme. It requires a little bit of knowhow to install on your server, but it's not too complicated and the people at the forums are generally helpful.

    You can see frontend and backend demos here. For an example of a live shop, my store (A Trade For A Trade) is built using Opencart.
     
  6. ktaylorj macrumors newbie

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    Shopping Cart on iWeb

    I am about to jump into the same boat... and have a mental block when it comes to designing websites... so looking for easy and efficient.

    I'll have quite a bit of inventory... do the shopping cart programs listed here also handle the shipping side of things or is that something different? do you do a "calculate" type thing based on location or can you do a flat rate?

    thanks for any advice or help!! stressed in NC!
    :confused:
     
  7. steveoc macrumors regular

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    I have used open source ZenCart for over 4 years. You can set it up to calculate shipping based on weight, location and shipping options. It works best if you have a UPS account. You can have a generic cart with very little design work. You still should be able to throw a little html together with a wysiwyg editor.

    This has nothing to do with iWeb. You need a webhost account (many of which have autoinstallers for ZenCart and other open source carts). You need to be able to work with an FTP program. If you have a paypal account, you can use it to handle the checkout. If you want your own payment processing, you need an SSL certificate, individual IP address, and a merchant account for credit card processing. You can set it up as a gateway or you can process manually.

    Populating a shopping cart can be a lot of work. In our case, an apparel shop with multiple sizes, colors, and sliding discounts based on quantities, it was a tremendous amount of work.

    Once it is all set up, it's usually easy to maintain. Keep the cart updated, manage cart inventory, and have extensive backups.
     
  8. RakeRocter macrumors newbie

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    can't find any shopping cart for iweb - help!

    it appears the question of the original poster has not really been answered. i have the same question:

    is there a free shopping cart that works with iWeb? if so, what is it? and do you know for sure that it works with iWeb?

    ecwid doesn't work with iWeb unless you want to create entirely separate pages for it. this means almost no control over the design of the page.

    i have found that shopping cart html in iWeb don't work too well on top of, or in the midst of, other graphics/images. am i wrong?

    someone please give us some good answers! thanks.
     
  9. gregorgr8 macrumors newbie

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    carts with iWeb

    please let me know if anyone gives a good answer.
    I need it too.
    :confused:
    Thanks,

    Gregor
     
  10. davecom macrumors member

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    Hey guys, so I'm actually in the same boat. I've been using Paypal's shopping cart for years with iWeb, but I want more control - like the ability to use discount codes and the ability to offer things like free shipping on all orders over $50, etc.

    I guess the real question is, how easy is SnapJar or ZenCart to integrate with iWeb?
     

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