Well, wow I just had the delight of losing my original blog post. I went to “save” it in the browser and it did no such thing. I should have written the damn thing in a text editor like I am now. What continues is a emulation of my original post:
I was talking about Friday when I finally got my seller’s permit! I started applying to distributors and I already got accepted by one!
MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) is my new favorite term! Some manufacturers enforce a MAP and you have to sell your product at or above that price and that can mean nice margins for the merchant (me!).
I also worked on my ecommerce site. I had thought that Magento was going to work out when I found that there was a free extension that synced your store with eBay and Amazon, but the extension needs more memory than my shared server has. I am not about to spend more on hosting either. I therefore turned to X-cart and was promptly disappointed. I was stuck in a loop trying to at least activate the free version to update the software. It kept prompting my to purchase a premium key, and I am not about to spend $500+ just to see how the program looks updated.
I have since installed Opencart, but I am seeing some issues here too. This platform seems nice, but I cannot find any way to input either shipping or payment info. I think that you can only do that with paid (?) extensions. Sigh, I have yet to find something that really works for me, but I am hopeful!