Shopping cart for a static website?
June 27, 2012 9:51 PM Subscribe
I have a completely hand-coded website. I want to start selling things on the website, but I don't want to change the site's design. How can I most easily accomplish this?
posted by lobbyist to computers & internet (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Apologies: I realize there's already a ton of AskMe threads about ecommerce sites...but I still can't find the answer that I'm looking for.
So, I have a website that deals with clothes. I hand-coded the CSS/HTML, and am very happy with the site's design. But now I want to start selling some of the items featured on the website -- basically, shirts of the same style that will come in a variety of different sizes.
I really do not want to change anything about the site's design; literally, I just need a simple, secure way for people to pay for my stuff.
I've looked in to Shopify, but I'm not digging the template based thing (and I've looked into building a custom template to mimic my current site -- too difficult). I'm learning back-end programming, but am definitely not ready to custom program anything.
I also don't want to use Wordpress or another CMS or anything like that. I just want to add a shopping cart to my static site, in a way that won't muck up any future customization of the code (and won't make the website seem "unprofessional" in a way that might inhibit sales).
Any advice would be awesome -- thanks so much!