I`ve received some help on the website critque board, and there seemed to be a general consensus that I should try to hire somebody to redesign my website, to improve the layout and such.
I looked into one company, which gave me a preview of what I would be getting. Board members and I seemed to agree that while it was an improvement, it still wasn`t great.
I also realized that I need to convert my site to accept credit cards. I don`t want to use PayPal. I`d rather have it such that they can just enter their information on my site.
I have prices from a couple companies, and I`ve looked at some general pricing online. To me, the quotes seem expensive, but maybe I`ve just nieve in this regard. The first company quoted $480 to redesign two pages, and this wouldn`t include accepting credit cards. He said that they offer various ecom self serve apps or could set up a paypal system for $300 (which, like I said, I am not interested in). The second quoted $1650 for everything, with an extra $100/year after the first year for SSL certificate-secure processing.
I would like for the site (currently at www.shapeacakeclay.com) up and running by the first week of April.
Please offer your advice ASAP regarding whether the ecommerce setup is something that I can do myself and what you think of the above prices. Thank you.