Should I use a Canned Shopping Cart routine? Or write my own?
Posted on 2005-04-21
I already have good tips and research topics on using online payments like credit cards, PayPal, merchant accounts, etc. So this question is more for the actual programming of a web site/page order form.
I want to sell music cd's and artwork online. I want the programming to be straight, not convoluted, and want the transaction to be secure or safe for the surfer. Should I try to incorporate some "canned" shopping cart routine provided by a third party? If so, please recommend 2 or 3 that I can look into.....
OR.... (my gut feeling tells me this is a possibility, even for a slightly-above-average programmer like me! LOL!)
I will even read a small book on the subject if it looks good off the shelf in Brains & Noble! LOL!! Or maybe the web programming books already have chapters on doing web page sales?? I have several I shoudl probably start looking! LOL!!
Thanks for all the info you can share and point me to! Thanks in advance! - Vitix