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best way for relative newb to create online store plus more?

asking for a relative: she currently has an online store with a mess of a back end that is impossible to use so we are thinking of junking it entirely and moving to something else: what should this be? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Apr 13, 2014 - 10 answers

What is the best way for a digital artist to sell prints online?

I run a little, very informal art project on a tumblr blog which has gotten somewhat popular. Recently people have been asking if they can buy prints. I don't have any prints for sale right now, and don't know much about how to set up an online store, or if there's some other method that digital artists find convenient. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction with this? [more inside]
posted by picklenickle on Jan 30, 2014 - 4 answers

What's the best online store to sell live oysters for consumption?

Trying to let people order oysters online for home delivery. The trouble I'm running into is finding a system that can handle the special shipping requirements. [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Sep 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Can you help me buy this Japanese tee for my husband's birthday?

My husband really likes this t shirt and his birthday is in a few weeks. Problem: website is in Kanji (I think-?) and I can't see the 'Happy Birthday' one anywhere. It it can't be found online, do you know if the site has an actual physical shop anywhere? I have friends in Tokyo/Kyoto who might be able to send it over if it's available. HALP (and thank you!)
posted by everydayanewday on Jun 7, 2013 - 12 answers

What makes an online store usable for the owners?

If you've ever paid $10 to $30 a month for a hosted online e-commerce solution, I have some questions for you about your experience. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Where should I sell my art online?

I want to open an online store where I sell my paintings, and possibly prints. Should I go with Etsy and/or Redbubble? [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Oct 5, 2012 - 13 answers

update on tailored shirts for men online

I'd like to find a place to buy men's tailored shirts online, hopefully at prices between $20 - $50. I'd also like to know, once I get a nice shirt, what is the best way to keep it from getting a yellow ring on the collar? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Wordpress shopping cart?

Any decent wordpress shopping carts? FOSS or for sale doesn't matter so much as good to go right now and stable for at least a few years into the future. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I want chocolates from a specific shop in Paris delivered to the US: please help me figure out how to do it.

I want to order from a chocolate shop in Paris, Jacques Genin, and have it shipped to the United States. But, Jacques Genin doesn't seem to even have a website, let alone online ordering. Is there a service I can use to buy and ship the products for me? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Sep 4, 2011 - 1 answer

What's the best online method for selling a niche product

I'm tasked with selling a bunch of bike parts. Is an eBay store the best way to do this? I could see using Amazon, eBay or perhaps Yahoo. Just wondering what's the best way to proceed. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me create the best online store for my buck?

How do I successfully build an online store and what online tools do I use? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on May 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Need an online store that allows fax and phone orders only.

I am looking for a turnkey solution, like shopify, that would allow me to make an online store with about 15 - 20 products. The catch is that for the immediate future I only will be selling items via phone or fax. So for now I guess it's really more of an online catalog, but I would like to use a solution that will allow me in the future to easily add web checkout and shopping cart. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by travis08 on May 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me choose a name for my Etsy store.

Help me name my Etsy store. As far as words are concerned, I'm completely lacking in the creativity department and I look to you guys for help. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on May 5, 2010 - 25 answers

Buying tailored shirts online?

What is the best place to buy well-made and low-cost tailored men's shirts online? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Mar 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Pros and cons of starting an online vintage fashion store in the UK?

Pros and cons of starting an online vintage fashion store in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Feb 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Online store manager compensation

I've been offered a position managing the online store component of a small business manufacturer in the recreation space. I am unsure about the value of the incentive compensation and could use some insights into this. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jan 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Suggest some online stores for DIY electronic gadget making.

Can you recommend some good stores like http://www.goldmine-elec.com/ and http://www.sparkfun.com/ I'm looking for little motors, gears, metal rods, rubber rollers/grommets as well as electrical components.
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Dec 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me improve my customer service.

Looking for tips and advice to improve my customer service for my online store. When you buy something online - a tangible item that is posted - what makes you think "hey, great customer service!"? [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Sep 30, 2009 - 26 answers

The best of the best

If money was no obstacle, what complete eCommerce solution would you deploy for a medium to large online company? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Jul 29, 2009 - 3 answers

What is a reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant account to accept credit cards online?

What are some reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant accounts that enable you to accept credit cards online? Extra credit question: what are the best designed and lowest cost Web store options? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Mar 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Hope me.

Tell me where I can purchase a car door handle online. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Mar 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Testing-the-Waters-Filter

What are the realities of running a small online business while working a full-time job at the same time? I've got a fairly well-developed concept for an online store that would market, sell, and ship a physical product, but I also work a full-time "real" job. Mrs. WebHund would not be pleased if pipe dream interfered with real job that is paying the mortgage off. So I need a little more "here's how I do it" information. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Feb 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Tips for launching & running an eBay store?

I know a local dirt track racer who mainly races sprint cars, and is very, very popular. The racing team is looking to seel merchandise-- t-shirts, hats, posters, beanie-baby-type stuffies, and the lile, and they'd really like to do so in an eBay store. [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Oct 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Great online Asian food store?

My friend lives in the rural West Virigina and is missing seaweed. [more inside]
posted by allthingsbright on Jun 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Yes we are the best department on campus; didn't you see our trophy?

Where can I buy a fake trophy online? The bigger (and cheaper) the better. [more inside]
posted by homer2k1 on May 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Ecommerce software with integrated configurable (granular to the minute) release schedule for products?

I am having trouble finding a e-commerce software that releases products at specific times of day (I am looking to get as granular as down to the minute). Anyone know of an ecommerce system that has such a queuing/scheduling system? We'd prefer to buy than build it ourselves! [more inside]
posted by imbecile000 on Apr 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Creating high quality custom T-shirts

I want to create a few custom T-shirts (1) where my image covers the entire shirt, not just a small rectangular area on the front or back, and (2) that are fitted, not those loose nerdy things, and (3) online. Accurate colour reproduction is fairly important. Is there an online store รก la CafePress that lets me do this?
posted by gentle on Jan 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Online Health Food

Can anyone recommend a good online healthfood store? [MI] [more inside]
posted by gatorae on Jul 29, 2004 - 2 answers

Online retail help needed

Has anyone got specific recommendations or gripes about "retail e-commerce solutions"? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by johnny novak on Jan 30, 2004 - 2 answers

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