How to Sell Online for the Not Technical Minded

For years, it has been possible to set up e-commerce scripts and start selling online, but the problem for many was that you had to be technical minded. You had to know at least some PHP or ASP, and you had to know how to deal with databases like MySQL. Even though it’s much easier today than when we started to sell online, it’s still a challenge for many to set up an online shop.

So how to sell online if you’re not technical minded?

In this blog post, I’m going to mention one way of doing that, hence hang on, if don’t dream in codes, and if you don’t know how to create a new database with cPanel. This blog post is for you.

You Need to Be Able to Accept Online Payment

Most home pages that sell stuff accept payments through PayPal. If it’s only one product, and you don’t need to have it automatically delivered, it’s fairly easy to create a PayPal button.

When your client clicks on this button, he’s taken to PayPal, where he can pay with credit or debit card or with money that is already on his PayPal account.

However, if you need more than one button, and if you want to deliver your electronic goods automatically, it gets more complicated. In those cases, you’ll have to set up a script, and that can be a challenge if you’re not used to it.

If you don’t feel comfortable about adding a plugin to your blog and checking your installation by buying one of your own products, you should probably look to other solutions.

And if PayPal, for some reason, canceled your account and blocked the money on it (which happens), then you also need another solution.

One that I’ve only heard good about is 1ShoppingCart.

What Benefits Do 1ShoppingCart Offer?

When you’re building your store, you can use one of the professional-looking templates that are offered by 1ShoppingCart. This makes it easy for you to set up your store, and it will look good at the same time.

If you’re shipping physical goods, you can add things like size and color to  your e-commerce. This makes taking orders easy, and you don’t need to waste your or your customer’s time by emailing back and forth.

You can sell products (both virtual and physical), services and even subscriptions through 1ShoppingCart. And your clients get easy access to his account on your site. This makes it easy to you to sell more to the same clients.

If you want to change the price or other details about your products, it’s just click, and it’s instantly updated.

Your store will also be visible on mobile devices, making it possible for even more clients to reach your shop.

Choose Your Package or Try for Free

1ShoppingCart offers three different packages, and I suggest that you check them out to find the one that suits you best. You can even try the service one month for free.

For a limited time get an online store for the first month free at 1ShoppingCart.com!

4 comments
Leo@Salary Information - November 24, 2012

I’d like to suggest, Britt, that potential sellers also check the options of their own web service provider. Many already have shopping cart systems that you can add to your website with the click of a button. In addition, their options already integrate better with your site.

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    Britt Malka - November 25, 2012

    Awesome suggestion, Leo! Yes, I’ve seen that Hostgator offers that solution, but haven’t looked more into it. Have you? Do you have to have a business account in the bank for it to work?

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Amanda Thomas - November 28, 2012

I use e-junkie for my cart in my PLR store and it works great. I accept PayPal and Google Checkout with it and people love having both options. Luckily I haven’t needed a solution that doesn’t use PayPal at all yet.

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    Britt Malka - November 28, 2012

    Thanks, Amanda. Great input! I have never tried e-junkie (yet), but I’ve only heard nice things about it.

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