Create a payment system

The final piece of the e-commerce puzzle is about to drop into place - here I'll show you how to create a mechanism that allows people to buy your goods or services. Bespoke shopping cart systems can be costly if you're just starting out, or if you only have a few things to sell, but luckily there are some cheap and easy solutions.

PayPal's free shopping cart makes its money by taking a percentage from each transaction, so it's a great way to test the e-commerce waters without losing money.

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