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mom2amor
10-17-2006, 04:46 AM
Hi! Under newbie in the dictionary, they have a picture of me! I managed to build 2 websites so far with Blue Voda, which is absolutely amazing to me! I love it, and have learned so much from using it. Anyway, my question is this: I am starting to build my first ecommerce site, and I am even more in the dark with this! I ordered a new account for this site, and I have downloaded Soho. But, as I browse through the tutorials etc., I really would prefer to build my site with BV. I know that it has been posted that you can use both BV and Soho shopping cart. Question is, do I set up the cart first, or build the site? Obviously, I am going to have to build the site and create all of the links and page names etc. manually in BV, so how do I link to Soho.? I know you are all probably tired of these questions, but I just don't know if I can learn another program! Plus, I can't find a template I like, but I have what I want that I can use in BV. Also,I have already downloaded Soho. If I am going to publish with BV, will I have to uninstall and then redo? I just don't want to get to far into this and then decide I need to change. Thanks!

Bethers
10-17-2006, 06:40 AM
Yes, you can use both - but for the reasons you described, I also decided not to continue building a store in Soho - but I didn't want to use both - so I uninstalled Soho and found another shopping cart option.

I suggest you look at your shopping cart options and decide what you want to do - whether still use Soho for it - or use paypal buttons - or use Mal's Ecommerce (has buttons, will work with paypal or a merchant account, can have free accounts) - or use Cart Manager, has a cost, can be used with paypal or merchant account. Mal's (http://www.mals-e.com/) and Cart Manager (http://moxie-enter-prises.com/cartmanager.html) both are shopping cart solutions that allow you to add the code to a site you design - which works very well with BV.

And there are others - those are just some options you have.

mom2amor
10-17-2006, 08:29 PM
Thanks! Yeah, I think I am going to look into those other options as well. I just want to stick with what I know for now, as I have had to learn so much already!