What are people using for online merchandise sales?

Rob Weir 6 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Maureen Reinert 6 years ago 1

We have been slowly working through the process of getting approval at our university for online sales, and have gotten the ok to use our merchant portal to sell stuff other than subscriptions. (This isn't a TownNews issue, btw -- this is the issue we face for being a newspaper that operates as an agency of the university). So we're interested in setting up an online sales portal for merchandise. 

Absent building one ourselves, are there third parties that other TN newspapers are using for sales? This doesn't have to integrate with the site other than being able to access our credit card processor. Any suggestions are welcome.

We've used Shopify https://www.shopify.com for the occasional merchandise that we've had for sale. We've also used it for print subscription sales. I haven't worked with it personally, so I can't really tell you much about how it's set up or how easy it is to use. It might be worth looking at though.