This service has impressed me that I thought I would share it with all my readers. I get asked the question what is the process for selling products online. In a nutshell it consists of the following stages:
Have a product or service
Build a web site
Register merchant accounts
Set-up a shopping cart
Making sales and delivery of product/service
Usually one of the biggest obstacles in terms of costs or time is the set-up of merchant accounts and the selection of a shopping cart system. I have seen initial set-ups range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
What I wanted to discuss today is a service that I believe would be a good tester for anybody who wants to start selling online without a lot of cost or set-up. The company is called 2Checkout.com and they provide merchant services in US dollars only for a set-up fee of $49. It takes about 10-minutes to start selling online.
Although their transaction fees are higher than normal and you are limited to selling in US dollars, for $49 this could be a great way to test your idea of selling a product or service online. Once you find that your idea has some legs, and then I would recommend upgrading to a dedicated merchant account as the costs long-term will be much lower.
I believe that at the initial stages, you probably cannot go wrong with this solution. Test your ideas and have fun selling online.