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book seller website

Posted on 2014-12-29
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planning to start an online business to sell books..
what is the best way to save money on buisling the website?
here is the requirement I would need for a starter:
1-web site with email.
2- ability to scan book ISBN and upload listing to website.
3-no need yet to have an order form neither a shopping cart.
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Question by:it-rex
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by:Gary
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I don't know why you would want to start a bookshop, tight margins and many companies going out of business in no small part due to Amazon.

Apart from the e-books is the way to go. Printed literature is going downhill
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by:it-rex
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I know..
thank for the advice..
any clues on my Q?
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by:Gary
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You would be best starting off with Wordpress and then adding on WooCommerce

Then maybe this for the barcodes
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by:it-rex
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will this give me an email with domain into website..
for instance.
say biz is
goodbooks

will end up with
www.goodbooks.com

and email
like

farjohn@goodbooks.com

?
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by:Gary
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Yes, you set that up with whoever is doing your hosting.
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by:it-rex
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Shall I go with what you mentioned
Or godaddy solution(it is not that expensive)
They will give website email and domain...
What do u think?
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Gary earned 300 total points
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What I mentioned requires hosting - whether that be GoDaddy or anyone else.
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by:Leslie Bloom
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Have you considered opening a 'storefront' on Amazon? This helps you capitalize on their search engine (where everyone already goes for books) and lists you as a potential seller.

Then you could build a very simple website which can embed your Amazon 'storefront' on to highlight what you have for sale.

This option also helps you build a profile of credibility and a rating for potential customers.

www.amazon.com/sellonamazon
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