Newbie with question about a webstore?

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Hi there, I'm relatively new and have recently started building a website here and so far am very impressed with this great website builder. Before I coninue on in building my website there is a possibility that a webstore is going to work best for me and since I have not ever had a webstore before I just need a couple of questions answered before I make my final decision.

1. Because I am in Australia and naturally my items would be listed in Aussie dollars, if a person overseas was to purchase something is the price automatically converted for them ito their currency?

2. If yes to above then how would one know what international postage to add?

3. Does the site automatically generate invoices for items purchased or is this something I have to do myself?

Thank you so much, i'll leave it at just those couple of questions for now although I have been making a list as each day passes and I read the forum :)

Oh, is there a directory of synthasite sites or better still webSTORES so I can go and see how they are actually set up to give me an idea.

Thank you so very much in advance and this place is awesome, I'm very impressed.

INDI
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INDI

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Hello,
Welcome to Synthasite! We're glad you are enjoying it!

1. You can change the currency of the PayPal widgets when you add new products to your page by clicking on the currency drop-down list. You will be able to change from the default (USD) to whichever currency you choose. To edit the currency of a PayPal widget you've already added to your page, click on 'edit' (top left of the widget).

2. You would need to add the cost of shipping to the price in the description field or include it in the total cost of your product. We are hoping to add more functionality (like this one) to the PayPal widgets in the near future.

3. Synthasite doesn't create invoices as the entire purchasing process takes place on PayPal.

Here is a link to our Creating An Online Store Tutorial.

There isn't an all inclusive list of Synthasiters who have online stores, but I am sure that some other users of this forum will chime in with some examples of their sites.

Here's another thread you may want to take a look at: Shout out and share our sites, it's a place where SynthaSite users share their sites and give each other tips and feedback on how to make their sites even better. You will come across some online stores in there.

Hope this helps!

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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INDI

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Thank you for reply :)

I need to ponder some more now whether I do in fact have a webstore....let me give you a very brief outline of what I do and why I was considering a store.

I deal in a certain type of very popular trading card and I attend a local market each Thursday, however being a weekday this is really not so great as my targetted buyers of course are kids, teenagers and older ones so a LOT miss out because they are at school during these hours and word has spread that I in fact have the cards and sell at the Mall and they asked would I stay until at least school was out - this is simply not possible so I thought of a website where I could list all the cards I have for sale and they could simply access the site and see what they are chasing and contact me via an email a/c I set up to match the site name.

I then thought well if when i'm done setting up the site and it's published then why not make a store and sell worldwide but i'm now thinking this might be a bit awkward with consideration of international postage costs and even knowing where to begin to figure that out.

Think for now I might be best to stick to my original idea of a site more for my local people and see where it takes me.

I will definately look at the tutorial you have suggested though.

Thank you

INDI