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    Step-by-step ecommerce website?


    Hi,

    I am thinking of starting up an ecommerce website. Basically it is like an advertising column. So i need to learn how to create a website where people pay using a credit card or paypal, and after paying, an unique identity will be sent to my website and their advert will be put up on my page.

    Could someone help me out with this and point me in the right direction? as in a step-by-step of what to do? so that i can research the details myself. Thanx.
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    What country are you in? How much are you going to charge & how many transactions a month?
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    What you need to do is plan exactly what you want and then start learning how to create a database driven site. PHP and MySQL are great because they are available under the GPL and great for a startup.

    But you really have to know what you want out of the site. When you know - it is time to grab a couple of books and start posting in the right forums. But I can't stress the importance of having a business plan and an exact idea of the processes that you want. Forget about asking at this point if it can be done - just assume it can be and start from there when you create your business plan.
    I need help, but I think I'm beyond help.
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    i've got it all done. =) Thanx for the contributions

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