I am looking for a low cost, low volume, and very simple to setup/use ecommerce solution for a friend to sell home made goods (e.g. photo boards and knitted scarfs). There is likely to be little traffic to the site and I only expect her to sell one or two goods per week.
What I really need, is a solution that I can set up in a day or two and easily show someone who is not an internet guru how to add new products. This does not have to be a free solution, but am looking for something that will have low costs associated with it.
I have had experience with zend cart before, but I get the impression that it has become a little outdated and also requires a lot of setting up.
Whether they count as low-cost depends on how you're counting. But if time taken to get something presentable up and running is what you're concerned about both do an excellent job.
http://www.opencart.com/ is very easy to setup, very easy to use. Its got a cute little ajax add to cart animation that is very neat.
There are a good amount of plugins for customizing, and you can find decent themes. Everything is customizable so either you or a your developer can make changes.
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Or alternatively how about an Ebay store, or simply setting up a normal basic webpage then adding Paypal 'buy now' buttons.