View Full Version : Help choosing shopping cart

07-22-2008, 05:53 PM

I just built my website with BV, and like to set-up a shopping that is free. I spent days trying to figure out the different options, Paypal, oscommerce, soholunch etc, but don't really understand.
I am selling residential playgrounds and would like to use a variety of shipping options, offer dicounts with coupons, offer optional installations etc. I tried Paypal, but it looks a bit limited.
Please help me!

My VodaHost domain: artubackyards.com

Thank you so much!

07-22-2008, 06:09 PM
Do you have a paypal account already? If not you need to go to paypal and set one up. They have all the options there for you and then come back to bv. BV only has through paypal buttons three options that I can see. I think once you publish your site you can add more paypal options through paypal. But check it out first cause I'm not sure with BV

07-22-2008, 06:34 PM
Yes, I do have a paypal account, but as I said it's options look limited. I don't think I can put a coupon code, or adding any other options...

Karen Mac
07-22-2008, 07:07 PM
You might check into to using Mals Ecart which is a copy and past coded button.. does allow for discounts and does work with paypal.. or your merchant acct.


07-23-2008, 01:25 PM
If you want to do different things with different products the Mals sounds like it should suit you. It allows for a lot more variety in presentation than many other carts.

07-23-2008, 03:35 PM
Thank you for your reply. I was trying to set up Mal and noticed that when it redirects to PayPal, a log-in page comes in. I am concerned that many people will not go through with the purchase if they have to sign up for Paypal. Although there is an option to proceed without signing up, it is almost hidden, hard to find. Is there any way I could work around this?

Karen Mac
07-23-2008, 04:26 PM
No.. you cant change paypal and its free. Best thing to do would be to get a merchant account, usually authorize.net.. use mals.. only $8 bucks a month.. and eliminate paypal or offer it as a second option.