What's a good easy to use online store builder?
January 30, 2007 3:33 AM   Subscribe

My cousin and her husband would like to set up an online store for selling childrens' clothes, shoes, etc.. They are based in the UK and have very minimal technical know-how.

Yahoo's "Merchant Solutions" (here) looks ideal, but it's not clear how suitable it would be for someone outside the US. Is it? Or is there a UK equivalent that anyone could recommend?
posted by hoverboards don't work on water to Shopping (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Have they looked into selling things through eBay.co.uk?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:37 AM on January 30, 2007

You might try WebFusion. They offer e-commerce software from Actinic.
posted by No Mutant Enemy at 3:40 AM on January 30, 2007

Shopify is easy to set up, although UK-friendly payment provider options were slightly limited last time I looked.
posted by malevolent at 4:11 AM on January 30, 2007

Try CafePress. It's sort of community store front for folks who want to market their own creations. Might be a good springboard for you.
posted by gb77 at 4:33 AM on January 30, 2007

I used ecrater for my online business, and really liked them. It's totally free and they allow for customization of your store templates. I always got very quick answers for my questions. I do not know if their services are available in the UK.
posted by jvilter at 4:52 AM on January 30, 2007

malevolent: Shopify does support PayPal which is very UK friendly (or, at least, it did when my girlfriend set up a store!)
posted by wackybrit at 5:51 AM on January 30, 2007

It's pretty easy to set up a store through Yahoo - something else to consider.
posted by discokitty at 6:01 AM on January 30, 2007

OK, thanks everybody. If Paypal works just fine in the UK (and payment options would seem to be the biggest thing tying any of these solutions to a country), then the Yahoo store is probably best - by which I mean easiest.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 7:23 AM on January 30, 2007

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