I own a company that sells flags and flag poles. Im trying to get the company on the internet selling nation wide. Ive read some books and talked to alot of people (like you guys) for help.
i get my domain and hosting from godaddy
im currently trying to decide on: shopping carts, payment gateways, merchant accounts, and SSL.
the trouble is there are just so many darn choices!!! im lost in it all.
i can get an ssl from godaddy for $18 a year why would i pay hundreds for one form variSign? i realize there is a diffrence in warrenty amount .... but come on.
i plan on using X-cart for my shopping cart and they recomend their partners CDGcommerce as a merchant account, who intern reccomends authorize.net for the payment gateway.
paypal has payflow but i cant determine if that is a gatway/merchant account in one? or just a gateway and i provide my own merchant account?
I guess when it comes down to it im looking for recomendations. whos good, whos cheep, who works together (who dosnt work together) and just any other advise you can give me as i embark on my first eCommerce adventure