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When to Build a Shopping Cart

When to Build a Shopping Cart

Many businesses come to a point when they invent or create a product that they are ready to market online.

Most of them have no idea how to go about setting up their online shopping cart. My usual advice to them is to really figure out the goal they want to achieve. Also it is important to decide on how many products they want to sell.

For an author for example, who just wrote his first book I would not set up a complete shopping cart, unless the book is titled Harry Potter. In that case you have to think big and get ready to sell all the memorabilias.

There are many steps in setting up a full shopping cart, approval processes with merchant services and banks and security certificates that it’s not worth all the investment for that one product at the beginning.

There is no set limit but when the product number gets over about 20 it’s time to go beyond the simple PayPal cart.

Some businesses with lots of products to sell make the mistake of trying to load their own shopping cart to save money. This usually ends up in added time on the project and creates lost income in unsold products because the website is not live.

For a professional loading a cart is a routine task and what could be month and month of difficult work and frustration for some it’s a simple task for the web designer.

If you’ve been thinking about setting up your website, don’t hesitate to call us. We are here ready to answer all of your questions. Give us a call to get your shopping cart started!

Patricia Nemeth
Patricia Nemeth
patricia@kexworks.com

Patricia Nemeth is the CEO and founder of KexWorks, a Clearwater Web Design Company. You can find her on and on Twitter. Over the past 7 years, Patricia has provided web design services and internet marketing services to more then 600 businesses.