Quick question for the experts on the Warriorforum!
I'm a college student going into eCommerce / Management / Marketing
and wanted to start my own eCommerce website using drop shippers.
I've currently contacted several drop shippers, verified them, and pretty
much am good to go on that front. My problem is since I am a college
student I am on a shoe string budget but have an idea that seems to be
cheap but need some ideas and insight on the best way to go about getting
payments processed and accepted.
Basically, this is how it has come together so far. Customers come to my site where they sign up for a newsletter. When they sign up and verify their information they are sent a simple catalog with the name, price, and shipping of each of the 2,500+ products I have ready to drop ship. In short, a large excel spreadsheet of all the items and the price I'll be selling them for.
Now, this is where I'm having a problem. From here I'm not sure how to collect the information I need to process orders and receive payments.
I know there are free shopping carts such as OpenCart and Magento. However, I would like to follow the K.I.S.S principle and keep it simple! Unless, it is absolutely necessary to have a shopping cart I'd prefer to keep it simple.
I was thinking I could have them send the excel spreadsheet and then deposit the money directly into my Paypal account and then have the email automatically shoot over to my drop shipper. But, I'm not exactly sure how to get that to work.
I've contacted a couple of payment gateways to see what their thoughts are, but while I wait for their responses I thought I'd try a brainstorming session here on the warriorforum.
Have a great week!