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Etsy/Amazon type website template or packages?

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    Etsy/Amazon type website template or packages?

    Anyone know if there are pre-built packages for these sites where users upload their products and the user can browse them via various critera down the left? Bit like Etsy, Amazon, Ebay and so on? Preferably with plenty of options in the backend and some kind of analytics? Does this style of website have a name I could look around for?

    I'm looking to customise so if there is a pre-built option is adding options on difficult with them and I'm better going bespoke?

    Any help, tips advice appreciated thank you.

    P.S my accountant doesn't have a clue.
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    #2
    Square Space gets advertised quite a bit. Maybe worth a look?

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      #3
      There's a multi vendor plug in for Wordpress/Woocommerse that I used to build something for someone a couple of years ago but can't remember the name.

      Either your accountant or Google will know though

      Is this a Yorkshire project ? (i.e. free software required) or are you going to crowbar some groats out of your tunic for this ??
      Last edited by TestMangler; 10 January 2021, 16:21.
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        #4
        Originally posted by TestMangler View Post
        There's a multi vendor plug in for Wordpress/Woocommerse that I used to build something for someone a couple of years ago but can't remember the name.

        Either your accountant or Google will know though
        Isn't about time for your weekly swear filter ban??
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          #5
          Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
          Isn't about time for your weekly swear filter ban??
          I thought they'd stopped banning people for that now, seeing Atw got away with a c*** or two.

          I'll try it and see
          When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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            #6
            Got a bit further with those two suggestions but unsure if they are self shopping options. I'm looking for one that users can upload a spreadsheet of goods for their shop rather than me do it? Is that just a configuration of the e-commerce sites?

            Any more advice appreciated.
            'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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              #7
              Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
              Got a bit further with those two suggestions but unsure if they are self shopping options. I'm looking for one that users can upload a spreadsheet of goods for their shop rather than me do it? Is that just a configuration of the e-commerce sites?

              Any more advice appreciated.
              So you just ignored my suggestion then
              When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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                #8
                Originally posted by TestMangler View Post
                So you just ignored my suggestion then
                Would I do that? I did have a look. Went over and had a look at it, did a search around the web for sites using it etc... Unforunately I'm not much clearer. I've got a ton more questions about engaging companies to implement it and the like so need a pretty clear view of what I want first.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
                  Got a bit further with those two suggestions but unsure if they are self shopping options. I'm looking for one that users can upload a spreadsheet of goods for their shop rather than me do it? Is that just a configuration of the e-commerce sites?

                  Any more advice appreciated.
                  I was contemplating a similar idea couple of years ago. What I have realised is that uploading products/services through spreadsheet requires a custom plugin/development. This is because each product being uploaded have a number of different attributes. For e.g. a laptop's searchable attributes are completely different from that of a rice cooker.

                  Now accommodating all these various searchable attributes via a relational database (RDBMS) is a nightmare. The appropriate DB for this use case would be a document db like MongoDB. But most of the ready made / off the shelf scripts use a RDBMS such as MySQL and PHP.

                  Googling Etsy clone or Ebay clone shows plenty of ready made scripts but none provides the option you are looking for.
                  Last edited by BigDataPro; 10 January 2021, 20:41.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post

                    Now accommodating all these various searchable attributes via a relational database (RDBMS) is a nightmare. The appropriate DB for this use case would be a document db like MongoDB. But most of the ready made / off the shelf scripts use a RDBMS such as MySQL and PHP.
                    It's not really a nightmare with an RDBMS, but is a bit more complex than your standard e-commerce site. You just have to define a solution that work with pre-defined metadata (and sometimes even meta-metadata).

                    I'm not aware of an off-the-shelf package that provides that, however.
                    Last edited by Paralytic; 11 January 2021, 09:51.

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