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Several weeks ago my grandmother past away. Which mean i have to help take care of my grandparents estate. Well she has a lot of stuff and instead of paying a 30% selling fee i thought i would create an eCommerce site so that friends of my grandparents can browse everything and buy through it. The bad is ive never done this before. I am looking for something very inexpensive so i was debating a WordPress plugin. I do have the site designed in my head. I can code it quickly but im needing ideas. Payment will be made through paypal and a shopping cart isnt really needed. Just a way to advertise single items (possibly through a database with MS Sql) Ive got 4 weeks to get this launched. Input, links, they are all great. Looking for lowest dollar amount but i will possibly use this as a learning experience and to help my family save money.
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30% selling fee? There are no fees for Craigslist. eBay fees are much lower than that and listing now is free (for first few hundred items). I believe there is a fee if you sell.

If you already know everything that would be interested, create a spreadsheet and email it. There is no need for a site since I doubt you want to set up an online payment/logisitic system.
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/9/11 at 8:08am
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Why not just make a gallery somewhere and then put your paypal and contact info at the bottom of each pic with the item description?

Free and Easy.
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Prestashop? Also free and easy.
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30% selling fee?

If you already know everything that would be interested, create a spreadsheet and email it. There is no need for a site since I doubt you want to set up an online payment/logisitic system.
that will not work because we are talking about a butt load of crystal, silver, and furniture and what ever is left we want to sell through online. I will be using SEO on this and site will need to stay up for atleast a year.


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Why not just make a gallery somewhere and then put your paypal and contact info at the bottom of each pic with the item description?

Free and Easy.
i have thought of that but it will be a pain.
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How so? You'd need to post pictures up of the items anyway, as well as type descriptions...

The only thing you wouldn't be doing is coding for a site / payment / cart logistics. Which IMO would be the pain portion.
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How so? You'd need to post pictures up of the items anyway, as well as type descriptions...

The only thing you wouldn't be doing is coding for a site / payment / cart logistics. Which IMO would be the pain portion.
correct, but im trying to figure a way so that someone with very limited experience can take stuff down so someone will not inquiry about a sold item. That part im really trying to figure out. All i can think of is create a separate contact form for each page with description and maintenance it weakly
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I would go with zencart. Very Simple
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I would go with zencart. Very Simple
+1 for Zen cart
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