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#1 Alexia

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

Hi folks,

I’m planning to start an online store to sell some handmade stuff but I’m not sure which service is better. I narrowed my options to iHave Market (http://ih.biz/emarket-features) and Big Cartel (http://bigcartel.com).

What do you guys suggest?

Thanks!
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#2 Eddie

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

If you are starting really small then maybe you should try Amazon store or Ebay store. If you do well then you can create your own site using a preferred by very reliable shopping cart.

As for the two shopping cart you've listed, I am not familar with either one. The both of them are strictly an online service.

You need to find out if your can export/import data just incase you want to move to another shopping cart. Secondly, security. Make sure they provide a comprehensive secure shopping experience for you and your shoppers. No one wants to have their personal info hacked, lost or stolen.

Check the payment gateway. Do you they various payment gateways that you prefer to use?

Marketing. Can you collect and use data for your marketing purpose such email newletters or campaigns?

Check to how their support services are. It's one thing to get great services from their sales department but it's another thing when it comes to actual post-sale support related questions and answers.
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#3 johnanderson

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:20 AM

Ebay store is the best option. You can create your custom designes store and sell products... Easy to build..
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#4 brainusa

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

Well, I will ask you to go for magento if all you have decided to create your own platform to list those products to facilitate online selling of products.
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#5 LSW

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

The decision is likely made already as this post is from January.
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