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I intend to make an online boutique but have no experience in that. I’ll try to explain the problem to the best of my ability.

Making web pages isn’t a problem but I don’t know how to add online shopping features like shopping cart, payment methods, maintaining customer accounts etc. I have a few questions like:

1) Do shopping cart and payment features use JavaScript or any kind of database to process the order?
2) Does maintaining customer accounts require any database?
3) How does the seller access the order information etc?

I’ll be grateful if anyone could explain in detail. Thanks!

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I've never done shopping

I've never done shopping carts before, but I can tell you, many hosting services offer those services and technology for free.

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Yes, there are some that do.

Yes, there are some that do. If you have no experience, don't try doing one on your own. I've built quite a few, and there is a learning curve to them. Check out something like Yahoo's services. I've heard those are relatively easy to setup and manage.

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shopping cart

Well,
this is a css forum my friend,

but, get something like pay pal, put a button on each product and forget about it, there is a lot to read, databases, programming, etc etc, it is a learning curve and if you have time I recommend you ecommercetemplates, it is cheap, has support forum and has a good manual

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1) Do shopping cart and

1) Do shopping cart and payment features use JavaScript or any kind of database to process the order?
Full featured shopping carts typically use a database.

2) Does maintaining customer accounts require any database?
Typically, yes.

3) How does the seller access the order information etc?
It's usually sent by email, but you can access the database as well.

I've used both AgoraCart and ZenCart with no previous knowledge. ZenCart was much easier, and it's set up as tableless XHTML, which makes the templates much easier to revise. ZenCart is documented well. Web Hosts will often have click and install features for databases and shopping carts. You need to be a little more aware of what type of server the website is hosted on for compatibility issues with shopping carts.

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Many of us do this a full

Many of us do this a full time job. Some for companies. Some for ourselves.
Feel free to look around at our profiles to get our direct links.
I am sure there are plenty of people of the board willing to let you pay them for their services.

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How to make an online shopping website?

Thanks a lot all of you for helping me with this. I really appreciate that.

Paypal seems a good idea as you don't have to do anything yourself . But I don't know how to install paypal "add to shopping bag" button on my webpage.

AgoraCart and ZenCart also seem a good idea but I don't know if it's just as simple as installing the software and then go!

Thanks, once again!

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https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi

https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=developer/howto_html_landing

AgoraCart and ZenCart are not as simple as installing the software and then go. It requires a lot of work, and if you go that route you might want to hire someone here.

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