Payment / Shipping

Prior to opening your own online store and start selling products, you have to decide on how the payment should be made and the modes of delivery of the products to your customers.

There are several ways to collect your payment. Some of them are Cash in advance, Pay upon pickup, credit cards, Paypal, invoice etc. There are advantages and equivalent disadvantages in each of the above-said payment methods.

Cash in advance:
The customer must pay in advance before receiving the products. It is quite obvious that a customer will hesitate to pay in advance for the product that they buy at a store which they know nothing about.

Pay upon pickup:
The customer can make his payments after he picks up his products at the nearest postal office.

Credit cards:
The customer pays with his/her credit card. This is one of the safest ways for the customer since the payment being made will be insured by the credit card company.

This is similar to the credit card payment mode but for the payment being transferred via the online money transfer client, Paypal.

Invoice is the easiest of the ways to make payments. The only drawback is that it takes a while for the money to be delivered to you. In some cases the customer doesn’t pay on time or at times doesn’t pay at all.

Delivery of products to the customer:
There are several ways to deliver the products. Postal service, DHL, UPS etc are a few of them. In most of the cases, you should have an account or make an agreement with the company which you are going to use. In some cases, the estimation of the shipping costs tends to get tedious or erroneous.

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