Hi all,

just a quick question, is it possible to have a email ordering system without having a website?

I am researching for a group project in which the customer wants a database + an email ordering system.

I won't go into details about what they want, but I thought you would need a website.

Apparantly the budget is $50,000 but they believe a website + database would not fit within this budget.

By the way, if it is possible to have an email ordering system without the need of a website, could you maybe steer me to an example of this, as I cannot seem to find anything relevent on search engines.

Thank you

I cannot speak for all the webhosts in the world.
However, I would say that some webhosts provide such a solution, provided that you register a domain with them.
But most do not. They require that you order the full package of a webspace that includes 5, or more, email addresses.

But to answer your question.
Yes. It's possible.

How about this example? http://www.mailorderworks.co.uk/

Thank you Oxiegen,
I thought it would be the case, I will continue to pursuit.

Hi there,

I have a bit of an outside the box suggestion to you, which is simpler than you may think of: just create an order form with a web form builder that can host it on its servers, synchronize the form with PayPal or other payment gateway then disseminate the link via e-mail!

I recommed you use 123ContactForm for that, here's some more information on their order forms: http://www.123contactform.com/online-order-form/.
And about email forms: http://www.123contactform.com/email-form/.

It's as simple as that.