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Selling a physical product online

luxem1
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Selling a physical product online

Hi all,
I'm looking for advice regarding selling a physical product online.
I had a request from a young artist (daughter of a friend) to help her set up her website and sell her work on line. Her art is high end stuff that goes for several thousand dollars per piece. Her fans have asked her to make a poster of one of her more popular works of art and sell it online.

The website part I can easily help her with; it is the payment and drop shipping the poster I'm not sure about. I suggested Etsy.com and she mentioned Artfire (http://www.artfire.com/sell-crafts). Does anyone have experience with this or can point us in the right direction? I imagine we could use paypal for the payment part.

Thanks for any guidance.
Cheers,
Joan
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jcdean
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I dont know about the drop shipping part. I am sure you can find a order fullfillment center.

I used 1 shopping cart when I dabbled in the buisness. It will intergrate with paypal. You can add the cart to any website. It also acts as an autoresponder all in one.

With one shopping cart you can also set up a private affiliate program. Perhaps her costomers would spread the word for a small commision. Perhaps she could have bloogers blog about her work for a peice of the action also.
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Respect,
J.C. Dean
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tdigitty
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Take a look at http://deviantart.com
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luxem1
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Thanks for the info jcdean and tdigitty!
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ckdavid
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You may utilize this cart: http://www.shoppingcartelite.com. Try checking it out.
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