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Backend Management of an Online Store

by johnmcjack / September 6, 2012 7:18 AM PDT

Hi all,

I'm currently working on my first online store and would request a little help/advice from more experienced people.

The frontend of the website is already done (you can see it here ) and for example a product page :

Here is the problem: I am looking for a simple solution that would:
1-when a client click on "Order for $20" leads him to a payment page
2-when the payment is done, send him automatically a download link to get the files.

I already installed and tried OsCommerce but i would need to re-do the whole website with their tool because this solution can not adapt to an already existing website. And i really don't feel like doing it again.

So, do any of you know/use an online shop product management tool that could work for me ?

Thanks in advance for your answer!

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When my friend needed an online store
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2012 7:32 AM PDT

It took 5 years. And the advice was given at the beginning yet they had to try to make it themselves so 5 years later they finally caved in and went to godaddy to set up the shop. It's been working fine ever since and they have learned the hard way they were not ready to wrote code, scripts and more.

Are you in that same position now?

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Backend Management of an Online Store
by johnmcjack / September 6, 2012 4:57 PM PDT

Thanks for your answer,

5 years is quite long... I'm quite in the same situation as i know some basis of coding but couldn't wrote the php for the backend management of the store.
The thing is that -i was naive- I thought having the frontend would clearly help and now i discover that most of the tools as OsCommerce are "from the start till the end" and can not adapt to an already existing frontend...

But i'm pretty sure, something exist, what i want after all is pretty simple:
- A payment management process (manage payment when a client click on "Order this product" --> paypal alone could also do this)
- An automatic file sending : when the client buys the Product #33 then he receives a link to download the Product #33

Thanks again for your help!

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