What eCommerce solution would you use for a one product website?
We are planning a product that a homeowner would use to coat their doors to protect them from UV and weathering. It will sell online. The story of the coating and it's value will be told on the initial landing page with branches to show videos of "how to apply" and the effects of untreated exposure.
We like to have a cart or store that allows the buyer to select quantity and provide payment info. The cart/store needs to handle credit card, Paypal, calculate UPS shipping and export to QuickBooks. We prefer a monthly service with no to minimal code development. Something we can adjust ourselves if we add a few more products.
When it came to creating an online store, I opted for Wix as an eCommerce platform for my website. It is a drag-and-drop site builder, so it’s easy to use and customize. Though you have to learn this question thoroughly prior to make any decisions. Here is the article on the pros and cons of 18 different platforms: http://ecommercebuilders.blogspot.com/ .
There are many solutions if you want to a readymade solution then choose YoKart. It is best for you, you don't need to find the designer & developers. So it saves both time & money. It's a multivendor script so in future if you want to upgrade your business then it's also helpful for you.
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Hi,there. I designed a WooCommerce theme for single product eCommerce website, check it out http://focuxtheme.com
There are many free open source eCommerce platforms available in the market, some of them are:
9. Zen Cart
It seems you're off to a good start Jack. You've identified some items to integrate into your system. Most shopping carts will handle all of your needs right down to the export to quickbooks.
My only additional questions is would you want email addresses, do you have a domain name?
Do you have materials discussing the story of the coating. If you don't plan on doing it yourself (internally) these are areas and expenses you may have to pay for. Same with marketing. Now a days marketing materials and search engine optimization are the biggest expense. It's no longer the design or implementation of the website.
If you have a question you'd like some more advice on please let me know. Before I throw a product out there to recommend I'd need a little more information. If you want a cheat sheet to help gather potential needs I can send you one via linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymondtstevens
Good luck with your project.
I am about to do exactly this, Ive summised that Woo would be the best option linked with PayPal as any user does not need a PP account to pay. Also this is kind of a virtual product which could have very similar (I am trying to think forward on this one). WC would handle this nicely with simple product variations, and I like the clean cut designs..
I agree with Rohit Gupta!
How much volume would be going through the site? If the dollar amount makes sense to pay the hosting fees of hosting an e-commerce site, then a company like shopify or if you are faith-based I can help you.
If you are not sure about the sales in the beginning, you can start with Paypal. You would set up a paypal account and then the link would be embedded on the page on your website.
Go with a custom solution, it will be faster and much easier, to achieve.
I would recommend Drupal CMS with the Commerce bolt on. The site would look amazing, sell the product and offer a decent user journey. Let me know if you need help
Jack .. for single product you don't require to implement any full grown e-Commerce solution.
You can ask your developer to link payment directly with the product. Incase even if you plan to add few more products it can be done easily by some developer.