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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the t-shirt biz and I'm currently working on my website. I'm going to use paypal for payment but I'm confused about what exactly I need. Do I just link my website with paypal? Do I also need a shopping cart? If I have paypal, don't I automatically have shopping cart or is that something separate I need to get? Thanks for any help you can offer. I know these are rookie questions.

Kelly
Hi Kelly,

To make paypal buttons you have to log into your paypal account then go to
merchant services > buy now buttons. That page will ask you about 3 questions and it will then make the html code you need. You have to copy that code and paste it onto your website.

If you want to sell hundreds of t-shirts, I think it would be better to use a free shopping cart system like oscommerce. With oscommerce I can put up 100 t-shirts in about 2 hours. Using the paypal website it would take me about 24 hours to put up 100 t-shirts. Oscommerce does have problems. Customers have to log in to use your website (no one likes to log in to a website). OSC. is a very very complex system and if you tweek it wrong, the whole website will disappear. I put an example of my Oscommerce paypal site in my signature. Hope this information helps.
 
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