Made to order Take online orders with Formspring

Posted by tom klein August 17, 2007

It may comes as a surprise, but sometimes the easiest way to make money on the web is to make sure that . . . you can actually make money on the web. This means that you have to set up your website so that people can actually pay you. While there are millions of complicated schemes and e-commerce engines (not to mention eBay), there are also some very simple options.

Formspring can help you create forms to securely collect on orders from your online customers. You create an order form at their site, then simply direct your users to the form (from your site). Your customers will complete the order form, and then be directed to make a payment using PayPal, which is integrated into the form setup.

Once you’ve taken the order and received payment, the form will return your customer to a thank-you page on your site. Using Formspring with PayPal costs as little as $12.50 per month. Why don’t you go ahead and let your customers buy directly from you?

What used to require a knowledge of databases and complex coding can now be handled by a relatively simple website. The beauty of Formspring is the ability to actually manage the technical aspects of taking and recording an order.  Now anyone can do business on the web.

When you start selling on the web, you will need to give some thought to your pricing and your merchandising. We spoke about creative merchandising options in itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny. Remember that comparison shopping is always just a click away.



2 Comments on “Take online orders with Formspring”

  1. Hi Tom, Remember me? Peter's sister. I like this idea and may b able to utilize it when I complete my book. I tried to hook your RRS feed to one of my web pages, no luck. I'm able to get C-spam, bladeforum and several others so I know that it can be done. Any help would be appreciated. Hope everything has been well with you. Ann Ann Rosandich posted on
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