setting up an ecommerce site?

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Im interested in finding out exactly what needs to be done to set one up? I just need some clarification to the process and my serches have not really helped me.

I am aware of the following processes:
- building the site and using a cart like oscommerce.
- hosting the website on the server
- hosting the cart on a secure server using a ssl certificate

Im not sure on the next steps in terms of payment processing and shipping calculations.

questions
1. in terms of online payment processing, what is the best method for this? whether processed by my site??? or a site like paypal?
2. can the shipping side of things be calculated into this aswell?
3. any other things that i have missed.

as you can see i have some ideas but not the whole picture, a basic step by step guide showing the main things that need to be done would be great, not only just for my information but for anyone looking to start.

thanx heaps :)
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Payment processing is generally refered to as gateways. Much info about gateways can be found here:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=n ... e+gateways

OSCommerce provides several good options by default install, but multiple more can be added. Research needs to be done on particular gateways, because that will determine how much it's going to cost the client.
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Great, thanx for the link. something to sink my teeth into. I see there are alot of em, so i guess i need to trawl through them and pic the best ones. And look at how to implement them onto a site.

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