We will set you up with the easiest ever website design and maintenance site:
I. Basics of setting up PayPal account:
I would advise you to have a PayPal account. It takes usually only one week to set it up. Have one of your business emails associated with PayPal. Decide which one of your bank accounts, would be associated with your PayPal account, I would advise one of your savings accounts. Initially when you set up the account, PayPal will deposit a certain amount to the savings account you specified upon signing up. Then you get back to PayPal and confirm receipt of the amount they deposited in your savings account. Once you do that, your account would be active and you could start accepting money. Also, make purchases. You could withdraw from your PayPal account as needed and it would go to the savings account you tied it to. Or you would add more money transfer from your savings to PayPal, and that normally takes about 5 days.
Advantages of having PayPal account: You could START ACCEPTING PAYMENTS ONLINE IN JUST MINUTES, as well as make purchases, or withdraw funds as needed. It's safe and clients don't need to reveal their account information at all. Over a million websites have set up online payments successfully with PayPal.
- Your buyers or those who send you money for campaigns and other contributions, do not need a PayPal account
- No setup charges or monthly fees
- Easy to add to your website, similar to the above banner.
- Note: if they don't have PayPal account, normally it takes about 5-7 days to clear and show up in your account. However, if they have PayPal account also, once they click pay, it would be instantly in your account.
To set-up your PayPal account you could click on the above PayPal banner.
II. Having your products online for sale:
You have worked so hard creating lovely handcrafts or products and you don't have the time to showcase online and sell them. I can help you setup a website.
I can help take photos of your items, edit, upload - check out sampling of styles to present your items below and sell them.
To give you an idea of my work, check out this website BACHIGS.com where I have taken the photos, edited, uploaded, also designed the site
Please contact me with your needs and we could plan accordingly how to proceed.
What you can do to prepare for a successful store:
1. Set-up merchant account:
Start with PayPal account - please click on the above PayPal banner to set one up. Set-up usually takes about a week. Clients can pay you with PayPal without having a PayPal account! You will be able to accept payments—including credit cards. PayPal is available in 190 markets and supports payments in 24 currencies.
2. SSL Certificate:
If you use PayPal as payment method, you wouldn't need this for your initial basic store.
3. Your inventory:
Prepare your inventory items by category & ready to give to me in an Excel spreadsheet. Make sure you have a product name, price, description and photo for each product.
4. Your product Images:
A crisp and clear photo helps sales. Make sure you have high quality images that are not too small. JPG files are easiest to work with. Also, name each photo by item number that would correspond to items in your Excel spreadsheet (see point 3 above). If you need photos of your products taken, let me know. FYI all the products at bachigs.com are taken by me.
5. Your online store:
I have prepared here samples for presenting your items online for sale. Let me know which format you prefer for your products.
Samples of presenting items online for sale - here is 4 variations - it's up to you how you like it presented: