Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Designing a bookstore shopping cart

So, you want to design a shopping cart software for bookstore. I think, you don't have to. Today, there are a lot of e-commerce software that anybody can use to sell books on the internet. Free shopping cart software such as os commerce, and zencart can power your online bookstore.
Your are a bookstore owner not a programmer
As an owner of a bookstore, I don't want to make my life more complicated by trying to invent what somebody else has made. I prefer promoting my products to designing a new shopping cart software that requires an excellent knowledge in php or asp programming language. This is something that I cannot do.
Astore widget of Amazon.com
If you really want have an online bookstore so badly, you can sign up for an account in Amazon.com as an associate of the largest bookstore in the world. There will be a widget in your associate account called astore. You can embed it inside your blog or static website. Amazon.com has developed a cutting edge shopping cart software for the astore which you can use to make money online buy promoting it inside your blog or website. So, why do you have to invent a new wheel again?
In astore shopping cart software, you can customize its categories to adapt with the content of your website. To customize the astore, you need to sign in to your associate account in Amazon.com and click the astore tab. Inside your Amazon Associate account, you can also see the reports of the items that you have sold and the advertizing fee that you can collect from them and that will be paid by the largest online store in the world. by Charles Roring
Related article: Starting an online bookstore

How much does it cost to start a bookstore?

Starting a bookstore needs capital. If you are now planning to open a bookstore as your business, you need to make a market survey first before deciding how much you will invest for your bookselling business. From my personal experience, I opened my home based bookstore by investing 65 million rupiahs (Indonesian currency). It was in early 2007. If this amount is converted into the current exchange rate, it is approximately the same as 7,303 US dollars.
The amount of money that you will spend will be much lower if what you plan to start is an online store. You don't need bookshelves, or big show room for your online bookstore. You don't even have to order books from publishers if you open your bookstore as an associate of Amazon.com.
An associate of Amazon.com write reviews about products, not only books, that Amazon.com sell in their website. The reviews are uploaded into your own website or blog. If you use blogger, you can embed the product code of Amazon.com that you want to promote inside your blog post. When somebody buys the books, or electronic products, you will get some money from Amazon.com.
So, how much does it cost to start a bookstore? Suppose that you have a laptop and free internet connection. You don't have to spend even 1 dollar to start an online bookstore. What you need to do is set up a blog in blogger account. Write original/ content rich posts about anything that you know or you are an expert in. After that embed the products or books from Amazon.com inside your posts. You will begin to make money in no time. by Charles Roring
How much capital do you need to start a bookstore business?

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