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Hi Michael,

I setup a website to sell roses (roswellroses.com).  I would like to set up a secure way for customers to order roses and input their credit card and delivery address information.  Then process their credit card payment.  I have just one product and no need to interface with a shipper.  My website is in Wordpress and I am looking for your thoughts on the simplest solution available.  

To save on redundancy, from my research the steps listed below are one way to proceed.  I am hoping you can suggest a simpler way.
1.Install WP eCommerce as my shopping cart and set up my products
2.Get an SSL certificate
3.Purchase an E4 extension to allow my shopping cart to connect with my payment processor
4.Work with First Data as my Payment Processor and set up my website to meet their standards

Thank you.

David

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Hi David,

I would suggest applying for stripe.com or braintreepayments.com - First Data is ancient and not so friendly to e-commerce busineses

those should have plugins with WP ecommerce (though I normally use WooCommerce in WP) and then it should be much simpler

hope this helps

Mike

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Michael Michelini

Expertise

selling on ebay, selling on your own website via ecommerce, listing on google adwords, landing pages,

Experience

Since 2003 I have been doing marketing and sales for technology companies. In 2004 I started my own online ebay and ecommerce shop. I have fun and good (and bad!) experiences with ebay, amazon, google adwords. In late 2007 I opened a company in China, where I source products for ecommerce as well as build and promote my US and China online shops.

Organizations
Shadstone Limited - helping American companies build their Chinese Social Media Startup Weekend, Shenzhen, China organizer hero meets hero Chinese Foreign Trade federation

Education/Credentials
Google adwords certified professional, masters in Tech management, bachelors in engineering management

Awards and Honors
Google Adwords Certification eBay powerseller

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