Shopping carts other than Paypal???

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Hi, is it possible to use a free shopping cart besides Paypal that calculates shipping for you? If so, are there any suggestions? Thanks.
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Hi there Lakeshia,

Yes, you can use a free shopping cart. There are many alternatives to PayPal and if you Google for 'alternatives to PayPal' you will find a whole list!

Google Checkout is a great one.

Google Checkout is a checkout service that allows you to process orders and charge credit or debit cards for free. Google Checkout is not integrated into the Site Builder, but you can use it by utilizing the "HTML" widget. Here are some instructions that will help you set this up:

To get started please to go to Google Checkout .

You will need to follow through the process of setting up an account; if you all ready have an account with Google for other services such as Email, Analytics, AdSense or AdWords you will be able to use this account, although you will need to add additional information, such as Personal Contact Information, Public Contact Information and Product Type and Financial Information (this will require a valid credit card).

When you agree to Google's Terms of Service and the sign up is complete, you will be able to set up how you want to integrate Google Checkout with your site. You can easily set up "Buy Now" buttons which can be set up to sell multiple versions of a product. To create "Buy Now" buttons click on the "Buy Now Buttons" link.

You will be able to set up a "Basic Button" with one option, or a "Button With Options". You will then be able to give your item a name, description and price. Once you have completed your button click "Create Button Code" and you will get a block of code.

To add this button to your site:

1. Copy and paste the block of code that was created.
2. Log into your Site Builder.
3. Drag and drop an "HTML" widget onto your page where you want the button to appear.
4. Paste in the code.

Note: If you would like to put this button next to the picture of a product you can drag and drop a two column widget onto the page and drag and image widget onto one side and an "HTML" widget onto the other (putting the button code in the "HTML" widget).

You can create as many buttons as you would like; simply remove the product information from the fields, add new product information and click "Create Button Code."

Click on the "Settings" Tab to specify a bank account where you would like the payments to go. There are other ways you can use Google Checkout on your website such as with a pre-integrated shopping cart. Please look around Google Checkout to see if there are other ways you would like to use it.

Here is a link to theGoogle Checkout Merchant Help Website where you will be able to find a variety of help topics.

I hope this helps.