eCommerce allowed?

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  • #1266053

    chrisfdc
    Member

    Hi,
    Are we allowed to create a blog that sells products that we’ve made?
    In my case: Photography items such as prints & calendars.
    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is snapdp.wordpress.com.

    #1266258

    timethief
    Member

    Our free hoisted blogs cannot be equipped for ecommerce transactions with shopping carts. We can use a contact form and/or a PayPal donation button for only products we create and/or services we personally provide.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    If you require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality beyond this, there are no restrictions on e-commerce if you set up a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog. Please see this link to learn about the differences: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1266259

    timethief
    Member

    Edit: “hoisted” was meant to be “hosted”

    #1266397

    carriellewis
    Member

    Is self hosting a WordPress blog the only way to do ecommerce? Do any of the paid hosting packages with WordPress allow for or support ecommerce?

    #1266451

    chrisfdc
    Member

    Thanks for the explanation timethief!

    #1266452

    timethief
    Member

    @chrisfdc
    You’re welcome.

    #1266453

    raincoaster
    Member

    Basically, ecommerce of items YOU create is permitted here, but it is not possible because of the security restrictions. The Donate button is your only choice other than linking to an external store.

    If you want to do straight ecommerce right on your blog, yes, you need an externally hosted WordPress.ORG blog. The only upgrade here that allows it is the VIP program, which costs thousands of dollars per month.

    #1266454

    timethief
    Member

    @carriellewis

    Is self hosting a WordPress blog the only way to do ecommerce? Do any of the paid hosting packages with WordPress allow for or support ecommerce?

    Yes, provided you have deep pockets and your blog qualifies to be VIP hosted. See here > http://vip.wordpress.com/our-services/

    Otherwise the answer is no. If you require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality beyond this, there are no restrictions on e-commerce if you set up a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog. Please see this link to learn about the differences: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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