PayPal is a popular low-cost payment gateway system for small to large businesses. Merchants can depend on PayPal to process credit cards online and offline for customers. PayPal provides a merchant with links and graphical buttons to purchase an item, accept donations, start a subscription on a website or in emails. With an integrated shopping cart, business owners with a Web presence can leave the intricate details of a customer checkout experience to the PayPal experts.
eBay is a popular online marketplace for auctions and ecommerce. Anyone with something to sell can sign up for a free account and start selling on eBay to a local or global audience. eBay is partnered with PayPal as its preferred payment choice. A seller can start small on eBay with a small inventory or create an eBay store for a bigger business. As eBay also provides a customer service program to handle disputes between sellers and buyers, a merchant can trust eBay to host his PayPal business with.
VStore is a free ecommerce website builder solution that integrates with PayPal and other payment gateways. All storefronts are hosted by VStore and free accounts are supported through VStore's advertising programs. However, free accounts are limited to selling only 100 products in 10 categories. An advertising-free account with unlimited products and categories is also available for a small monthly fee. A premium account with the ability to sell digital products, statistical reporting, professional store template layouts and other perks is available for a higher monthly fee.
Homestead is a commercial website builder and hosting service which integrates only with PayPal for its payment option. It has a free 30-day trial and charges a monthly fee beyond that, based on a choice of three packages. Homestead accounts come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, unlimited toll-free phone and email support, website statistics, thousands of store templates and royalty-free images. An account owner can upgrade, downgrade or cancel the service at any time.
Wix is a free Flash website creator that's being deployed over 8 million websites. It has a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface for non-programmers. Its ecommerce widget that is free to experiment with enables integration with PayPal. After a trial session, users who want to start selling need to upgrade toward a commercial account. Wix websites are Flash-driven; so are not search-engine friendly.
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