functionalityof wordpress sites
I am building business which will be an online marketplace and I am wondering if wordpress will be able to provide me with the functionality that I need? I am very new to this so need a WordPress for dummies breakdown on this :)
I want to create a marketplace that allows users buy and sell their preloved clothes. I will need the following functions:
– users need to be able to create an account
– users need to be able upload their items for sale
– the business will need to be able to take a percentage of sale and have the ability to hold funds and then release them once the buyer has received good.
– users and rate /review other user after they have bought from them.
– have the ability to build in a a process that allows a returns function is someone is unhappy with item.
– have an automated process that generates shipping labels once a purchse is made.
– users cannot contact each other off site to make transaction.
Hoping you can help or steer me in the right direction
The blog I need help with is hookmeupvolunteeringdotcom.wordpress.com.
There is no secure payments system here at wordpress.COM and you cannot add a shopping cart to sites hosted by wordpress.COM.
E-commerce options have been removed here at WordPress.COM. Secure payment systems are not available here at wordpress.COM. You need a wordpress.ORG install. Please read this https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/e-commerce-22?replies=17#post-2575955
Provided you are selling only what you yourself make or a service that you personally provide on a wordpress.COM site you have two options.
(1) PayPal – Know that the only instructions that will work for posting a PayPal donation button on a WordPress.com blog are found here http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/
Note that the PayPal email link is not supported and PayPal customization options are not supported either https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/paypal-button-41?replies=12#post-2517229 This is not likely to be changed any time soon, if at all.
(2) If you set up an eCommerce site somewhere else online you can create a custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/ and include a custom link to that site in it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links
Some bloggers create a contact form https://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/ on a page and after the people have made a PayPal donation they provide the link to a private page for downloading files. Maybe that will work for you.
If what I provided above at (1) and (2) do not suit you, then this guide will explain how to move your WordPress.com site to another hosting platform: Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress Site where you can set up a secure payment system https://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-to-a-self-hosted-wordpress-site/
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