Can i set up a shopping cart and sell items?

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  • #1003074

    konajack
    Member

    I signed up, bought a premium theme and am wondering how I can set up a shopping cart. How can I set up a shopping cart?
    Blog url: http://jackkellyphotography.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is jkpnaturallandscapes.com.

    #1003140

    timethief
    Member

    There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com and it’s for blogs on their own domains. This is the homepage for the WordAds program: http://www.wordads.co/ There you will find the application page as well as FAQs.

    Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds, no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.com blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.com
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Note: Premium Themes are customized for WordPress.com usage only, and cannot be transferred to self-hosted WordPress.org sites.

    If a Premium theme doesn’t work out we offer a full refund up to 30 days from your purchase. To cancel your purchase and obtain a refund, please use the Cancel button on the Store -> My Upgrades page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/premium-themes/

    #1003141

    timethief
    Member

    If you choose to remain here at WordPress.com then you can use a contact form http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/ and a PayPal donation button http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

    #1003164

    konajack
    Member

    Thanks so much. I’m looking to sell my own photos from my site, no advertizing involved. This is disallowed?

    #1003165

    timethief
    Member

    You can sell only what you yourself create – no problem.

    #1003166

    konajack
    Member

    Thanks so much.

    #1003167

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog.

    #1003179

    raincoaster
    Member

    Many artists find that a post featuring the photo plus mention of the price, a Contact form, and the Paypal Donate button work together well.

    #1003255

    fotsalot
    Member

    I’m creating a wordpress.com website for a journal and want people to be able to buy an annual subscription. I tried pasting PayPal’s “Buy Now” code into my website but it’s not working. The code available is only “website” code and “email” code is not offered- email code is only offered in the “Donate” paypal button. I’m reluctant to use the donation button because I read somewhere that Pay Pal frowns upon using the donation button if you’re not a non-profit organization- do others have that experience? In my case, purchasing an annual subscription to a journal, any recommendations other than the “Donate” button or changing to wordpress.org?

    #1003256

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nobody here has yet had blowback about the Donate button, but it’s something Paypal could get stroppy about if they wanted to.

    #1003257

    konajack
    Member

    I’m in the same fix as fotsalot. I don’t want to use a Donate button because it is clearly not a donation whether or not wordpress doesn’t like it. What’s the hangup?

    #1003258

    raincoaster
    Member

    WordPress.COM doesn’t want to enable ecommerce. They want that business to move to WordPress.ORG. Ecommerce hosting is something that people can expect to pay for.

    #1003259

    [i]What’s the hangup?[/i]

    This is not intended as an eCommerce platform. If that’s what you want, get a self-hosted site.

    #1003260

    konajack
    Member

    I don’t mind paying. I paid for a theme which is very handy to work with but unusable on a self hosted site. I get it. I got confused because .org is usually a suffix used by non-profit entities. Seems like a lack of flexibility here.

    #1003261

    timethief
    Member

    @konajack
    I’m glad you aren’t confused now. Best wishes with your blog. :)

    #1003300

    I’m confused. :)

    So I can sell the t shirts I designed on my blog but I can’t sell third party products. But how? What’s the plugin to use? (www.RevolutionaryBum.com)

    #1003301

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can’t use plugins. You use the Paypal Donate button.

    #1003302

    auxclass
    Member

    WordPress.ORG is the keepers of the WordPress software – you can have any extension you want (me, .com, .net, .org etc) when you have your own hosting and a WordPress.ORG software install

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