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    lizg13865
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    Hi, I am looking for some advice on shopping carts, specifically for a wholesale business.

    We already have a retail website based on X-Cart, but we want to set one up purely for wholesale customers.

    I would like to use WordPress, but don’t think any of the WordPress Ecommerce software will do what I need it to do.

    I need to be able to easily add different tiers of pricing for our different wholesale customers, and also allocate different shipping costs (both by specific customer and by destination). Some of our shops are in a group and need a group discount, but then each shop pays a different shipping charge based on where they are located.

    Also, we have multiple variants of a product (say 9 different colours) and I would like customers to be able to add several variants with one click.

    Most shopping carts seem to be full of features we don’t need, yet unable to offer what we do need.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of something that is geared more towards wholesaling?

    Many thanks!

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    createdevelop
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    My opinion is that you are going to need an eCommerce solution that is not really out of the box, or just a straight forward install. Offering different pricing, product variations and shipping discounts based on customer pretty much rules you out of the basic carts like WPeCommerce etc.

    Magento will do all of what you are asking, and it has probably the best support for pricing tears and discounts. However you will either need to find a developer who can support you, or go with something like MagentoGo (orwhateveritscallednow). I also think that Netstarter have their own custom solution that works along these lines.

    Some of our clients use Magento for wholesaling, and find it good to use once you get used to it.

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    createdevelop
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    My opinion is that you are going to need an eCommerce solution that is not really out of the box, or just a straight forward install. Offering different pricing, product variations and shipping discounts based on customer pretty much rules you out of the basic carts like WPeCommerce etc.

    Magento will do all of what you are asking, and it has probably the best support for pricing tears and discounts. However you will either need to find a developer who can support you, or go with something like MagentoGo (orwhateveritscallednow). I also think that Netstarter have their own custom solution that works along these lines.

    Some of our clients use Magento for wholesaling, and find it good to use once you get used to it.

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    PaulThomas
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    If it’s not too late take a look at Interspire Shopping Cart – http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/ a powerful shopping cart system packed with features.

    The feature list is here, http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/features.php make a cuppa before reading, it’s a long list. By the way, Interspire (BigCommerce Pty. Ltd) is Aussie!

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    PaulThomas
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    If it’s not too late take a look at Interspire Shopping Cart – http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/ a powerful shopping cart system packed with features.

    The feature list is here, http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/features.php make a cuppa before reading, it’s a long list. By the way, Interspire (BigCommerce Pty. Ltd) is Aussie!

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    altima
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    I am backing up Magento, which is a solid system, backed-up by eBay

    Interspire is not bad as well.

    Both Magento and Interspire have SaaS versions – MagentoGo and BigCommerce if you have limited budget and OK with hosted solution

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    altima
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    I am backing up Magento, which is a solid system, backed-up by eBay

    Interspire is not bad as well.

    Both Magento and Interspire have SaaS versions – MagentoGo and BigCommerce if you have limited budget and OK with hosted solution

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    Dave Beck
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    PaulThomas, post: 115348 wrote:
    If it’s not too late take a look at Interspire Shopping Cart – http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/ a powerful shopping cart system packed with features.

    The feature list is here, http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/features.php make a cuppa before reading, it’s a long list. By the way, Interspire (BigCommerce Pty. Ltd) is Aussie!

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Paul

    Just be aware that Interspire Shopping cart is dead as of July 1, 2012

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    Dave Beck
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    PaulThomas, post: 115348 wrote:
    If it’s not too late take a look at Interspire Shopping Cart – http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/ a powerful shopping cart system packed with features.

    The feature list is here, http://www.interspire.com/shoppingcart/features.php make a cuppa before reading, it’s a long list. By the way, Interspire (BigCommerce Pty. Ltd) is Aussie!

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Paul

    Just be aware that Interspire Shopping cart is dead as of July 1, 2012

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    IncredibleCo
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    I’ll offer an alternative solution which allows you to also sell wholesale and retail.

    Business Catalyst

    Now that’s 3 options to chose from! Best of luck.

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    IncredibleCo
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    I’ll offer an alternative solution which allows you to also sell wholesale and retail.

    Business Catalyst

    Now that’s 3 options to chose from! Best of luck.

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    altima, post: 115380 wrote:
    I am backing up Magento

    How hard is a Magento install for a fairly tech savy person to do?
    I’m always up for a challenge!

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    Tamper Evident
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    altima, post: 115380 wrote:
    I am backing up Magento

    How hard is a Magento install for a fairly tech savy person to do?
    I’m always up for a challenge!

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    MatthewKeath
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    Tamper Evident, post: 117200 wrote:
    How hard is a Magento install for a fairly tech savy person to do?
    I’m always up for a challenge!Magento open source is fairly limited – a lot of the features require the paid version.

    There are entire companies devoted to developing Magneto sites. Depending on what you need I would look elsewhere.

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    MatthewKeath
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    Tamper Evident, post: 117200 wrote:
    How hard is a Magento install for a fairly tech savy person to do?
    I’m always up for a challenge!Magento open source is fairly limited – a lot of the features require the paid version.

    There are entire companies devoted to developing Magneto sites. Depending on what you need I would look elsewhere.

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