I am in the beginning stages of forming a start-up, so budget is tight.
I "think" I understand some of my choices, but need to clarify.
1) I could use a "webstore" which is hosted such as Amazon checkout. Design is cookie-cutter, but costs are small. Merchant account is included so wouldn't have to worry about that.
2) I could have a developer design the site with OS Commerce or similar and then include a shopping cart solution (little vague on this). What shopping cart solutions should I check out?
3) This I am less clear on - could use something like XCart or 3D Cart or Pinnacle which is a hosted solution, but appears from their web sites that can be customized a bit? Then could add a cart solution such as Amazon checkout or similar?
I have a short list of solutions if anyone can comment - Amazon Checkout, Core Commerce, Pinnacle, Big Commerce, Nexternal, XCart, Network Solutions.
Of course I would like a great site starting out, but is it better to start with something like Amazon checkout and then grow later on to something else? Is that even possible?
I am working with a web designer, as I do not know how to code/design, but ultimately want a product that allows me to change my products/prices, etc.
Any help anyone can provide would be much appreciated.