E Commerce Solutions for Yola Websites.

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Does any of you guys in Yola or using Yola knows how to integrate E Commerce in to Yola Websites? I have created my company website through Yola and I am finding an e Commerce solution where I could integrate online transaction forms that accepts visa, master cards, paypal etc. Would really appreciate, if some one help could me with this. I am a beginner and wants to improve (thank to Yola!). My company website is http://www.beachtravelmaldives.com.
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beachtravelsMaster

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi beachtravels

Right now the only ecommerce option we have available is our PayPal online store widget.

In order to receive credit card payments on your website you need to meet certain legal requirements and have the right authorization. This can be expensive and difficult to set up. You need an SSL certificate, which you cannot use with a Yola site.

Many people make use of third party services such as PayPal because they take care of the security requirements for you. Note that if you use them, your customers can pay with their credit cards even if they do not have a PayPal account.

I hope this gives you some ideas. I am glad you are looking for ways to develop your site. I hope we will be able to offer a more comprehensive ecommerce solution in future.
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beachtravelsMaster

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Thanks for the support. I thought that in Paypal, customers should have to have an account in order to pay online. I have a paypal a/c but opened under the country, Maldives.
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"In order to receive credit card payments on your website you need to meet certain legal requirements and have the right authorization. This can be expensive and difficult to set up. You need an SSL certificate, which you cannot use with a Yola site." Could you please help me understand this? Why I cannot use SSL certificate with my Yola site? So it means I cannot find another Ecommerce solution but only can use Paypal? I have a Paypal a/c but opened under the country Maldives, where I cannot get many features that others who get so many, because of the region problem. Please help me out with this. I am in need of finding a way to get an ECommerce solution for my Yola site, that accepts visa, mastercards etc for the products we sell.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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The reason that you cannot use an SSL certificate on a Yola website is that your site must be hosted on a unique IP address. Yola sites are hosted on the same IP address. You could download your site and host it elsewhere - with a hosting service that could offer you a unique IP address. The other option is a third party service (PayPal, Google Checkout). You might also want to take a look at http://www.mals-e.com/ You can create a shopping cart through them and embed it in your site using their embed code. Hopefully in future better options will become available.
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beachtravelsMaster

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Thnx for the great link :-)
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Kent T Carter

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I use AlertPay with a banner set to the link. Is much eazier than fighting with paypal!
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Steps to create an E-commerce site
(1)Get a domain name that what you are selling and a hosting account. The hosting account need to support the recent MySQL and PHP versions. Then you have to look for a hosting provider that has OPEN source Shopping cart available to you for example OScommerce, ZenCart, or Prestashop. I suggest Prestashop.

(2)Now you have to either have your hosting provider set up your shopping cart or do it yourself. I prefer finding a hosting provider that will load this cart for you.

(3)Now set your cart for your terms of business such as Shipping Policies, Return Policies, Payment methods

(4)Set your site up with all of your items. Decide what categories you require to set up.

(5)You have to create a UPS/FedEx account if you are the one doing the shipping. Obtain a SSL (Secured Socket Layer for your domain, $50-$250 per year), get a payment Gateway and get a Merchant Account.

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LilMiss PrincessBoutique Christena

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Yes, there is a widget you can put into yola to make it a complete ecommerce store go to ecwid.com and it will explain. You may view my website to get an idea of what it will look like www.lilmissprincessboutique.us this company offers it for free if you have under 100 products, I have the plan for 20,000 products and it's only $17.00 a month not bad.
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Thanks for suggesting Ecwid, Christena.
I've created an isntruction on how to add a free online store to any Yola site: kb.ecwid.com/Yola
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Hi Eugene,
Thanks for providing those instructions on how to use that with Yola! We really appreciate that :)

Emmy
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Jean

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Eugene K.
Your instruction and demo store is really well done. Thanks for posting the link.
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LilMiss PrincessBoutique Christena

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Not a problem Eugene K. just trying to help make things a bit easier for the Yola users as well as the Yola team. You can also add the search box and the browser widget to the same yola page. I just chose to use the search box, but it's up to the store owners. I did have a question about using Ecwid though. It doesn't show meta tags in the address box, but there is a way to change that I'm just not too good with HTML if you can figure out a better way to explain it that would be wonderful.
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Eugene K.

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It doesn't show meta tags in the address box, but there is a way to change that I'm just not too good with HTML if you can figure out a better way to explain it that would be wonderful.


Christena, please contact me at ene@ecwid.com and I will help you.
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Jean

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Since I'm always on the look out for embeddable shopping carts to use with Yola, here is one I ran across yesterday. It is www.CCNow.com, by Digital River. I am not affiliated with the company in any way and have not used it, so it's up to you to check it out for yourself.
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Thanks Jean - I've really appreciated this great support you've been giving!
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Ydeveloper

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It's all about customization. If I am not wrong then, You own an ecommerce website in X platform that you want to convert into to Yola. Am I right? It's basically a reverse process. Generally, people come to us having ecommerce website developed in Yahoo Store or other platform that they want to customize using asp.net, PHP etc. Anyway, you can consult with us to get the perfect ecommerce solution.