I`ve been listening to the podcasts and absorbing info from the articles a heck of a lot lately. I`m planning on launching an online portrait studio. Right now, I`m in the process of making a decision on whether or not to purchase the most advanced version of Microsoft Office Live. But the representatives there say I will need some third party web design help to make it workable.
Here are the challenges I am faced with:
1. I need to have an online order form for customers to fill out. (Is there an economical, pre-packaged, third party web-design template that I can buy that comes with this option?)
2. I need to have a page that allows customers to upload their personal photographs for me to use to do their portraits from. (I have recently begun researching places like www.megaupload.com, www.yousendit.com, and www.sendspace.com. Does anybody know whether or not these are viable options worth considering? Or is it possible or BETTER to have a third party provided webpage on my own website to do this?).
3. Have the customers be able to pay by credit card or through Paypal, then choose their own shipping option. ( I believe adding the Paypal links should be simple enough, but does Paypal also provide a checkout and/or shipping page as well?)
The closest examples of what I`m trying to do is something like this:
Thank you in advance for whatever help or guidance (or info links) any of you are able to give me.