Ecommerce websites can be expensive to build and operate but using an Open Source solution you can keep your costs down to the minimum. Our Ecommerce websites are perfect for start-ups or small businesses who want to get started selling online.
Your website will need to use an online service to process payments, there are many different providers and charges vary accordingly including setup fees, monthly fees and per transaction fees.
For start-ups or small businesses I recommend using a third party payment solution such as PayPal to take payments for you. As your sales grow then I would advise getting an Internet Merchant Account with your bank and using a Payment Gateway such as SagePay to send payments directly into your bank account.
If you would rather spread the cost of your ecommerce and pay monthly I would recommend Shopify (a third-party hosted service) – use this Shopify referral link to signup (code amberweb) and I will provide free support for your site!