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      I hadn't thought about hiring anyone. That's why I wanted to find software that was easy for beginners. Maybe you are right though, maybe I should look down that road.

      I don't want to link to my dropshipper site. I wouldn't want them to get different web addresses. Could I link them without them leaving my site?

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      Ask them for their web API to the database. It would significantly lower your development costs.

      API stands for application programming interface. Basically this allows you to host your products off their site. Even if you donít know exactly what API means the supplier will and can help.

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      Thanks! I am sending them an email now. Glad I know what to ask for now.

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      You could try yahoo merchant solutions. Theyíve got service tools.

      Even if you hire a professional make sure that the software offers support later down the road.

      Things happen and when you want to refresh the pageís look you could use tech support for that instead of hiring someone again.

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      If you are hosting off your dropshipper then why not just have a shopping cart?

      Foxycart is a shopping cart that integrates into your website. This keeps things running smoothly.

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      No to yahoo merchant solutions. There is better software out there. Shopify.

      Shopify doesn't require all the manually entered html and technical jargon. Certainly the way to go if you are trying to avoid design headaches.

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      I don't really know about just adding a shopping cart. I'm just trying to figure things out and appreciate the suggestions.

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      Browse around the internet to get some ideas of what you want your site to look like. Then while you talk with the person designing the site he can tell you what you're going to need to make that happen.

      Since you've got a high product count check out Sony, Apple and ASOS websites. Itís hard to display that many products onto a site and have it look good.

      However it can be done. Make sure the ecommerce software you choose has the ability to handle a large load.

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      Presta Shop is free. It's a fast growing community that is good for beginners to experts.

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      I have used several programs and i think osCommerce is outdated so avoid them.

      Check to see when the sites have been updated and that will give you an idea of their activity.

      Presta Shop is good and so is Magento. There's also Zen-cart. I would look for specific reviews on your top 3 choices.

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