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Old 03-15-2012, 04:09 AM
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Default What is the best software to place all my server parts online for sale?

I tried Zen cart years back but it was TOUGH. This was 6-7 years ago. I wanto to be able to list all the pieces that are within the servers that are sitting on the shelf ready for sale, but also list them piecemeal. I am totally oblivious as to the type of ecommerce site I would need to do this. Can anyone help me with this?

Am I looking for Ecommerce sites builder, shopping carts, cPanel or what?
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:20 AM
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I tried Zen cart years back but it was TOUGH. This was 6-7 years ago. I wanto to be able to list all the pieces that are within the servers that are sitting on the shelf ready for sale, but also list them piecemeal. I am totally oblivious as to the type of ecommerce site I would need to do this. Can anyone help me with this?

Am I looking for Ecommerce sites builder, shopping carts, cPanel or what?

Ebay store?

You would at least have stacks of targeted traffic. We ran a store last year for a bunch of laptop parts and it went pretty well. The listing costs are a little higher than standard listings, but they have the advantage of staying available for a long timeframe.

The other significant advantage over a DIY website is absolutely minimal setup time.

As far as ecommerce site builder packages, my recommendation would be CANVAS WOOCOMMERCE
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:04 AM
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I would have to go with cubecart v5, I use this myself and have used it from v3, the older ones have more addons as can be expected as this is fairly new and the whole thing was completely reworked so not many people know the full structure of it yet.

This is security audited too which I have never seen as a selling point for other options.

The downside is both v4 and v5 cost but v3 is sill free.

The website is www.cubecart.com and hey have a demo should you wish to look at it and a free trial should you want to try it live etc.

I would have to agree with 16k_zx81 on Ebay if time is an issue though.

Any questions on Cubecart feel free to inbox me
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:30 AM
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Thanks guys. I think I might have to start out with an ebay store and move from there. Build rep with quality parts and maybe sell some remote admin along with the computers.
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I would bet most of your customers are techs.
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You could try OSCommerce and simply add it to your existing site as a shop, I'm doing this as a side project and looking to list common parts I get from my distributer and sell them as 'Fitted Upgrades' in my catchment area.

Once you get in OSCs it quite easy. Worth a look and its still fully under your control
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If you want free and dead simple (yet with features), try wordpress with this free plugin:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...shopping-cart/
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Regarding ebay, I think their fees take too much a chunk of your purchase price. Just set up a free (or low cost) site with a free shopping cart (like the one I suggested above). Then link to it in your sig's, etc.
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Try prestashop it's really easy to setup and use
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