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Dave1
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October 31, 2013 - 10:12 pm
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Not sure I should be asking this, but I’m assuming that you are not creating this site for fun. What exactly are you selling, and how much does it cost? Are you going to be selling the modified plug-ins?

If so will there be free or limited trials available? I think I’d need to run the new system alongside ESP for a month or 2 to make sure that it covers everything as expected.

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 1, 2013 - 2:28 am
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Hi @Dave1,

Brilliant questions & to the point :)

Let me answer them as best I can for you below.

Dave Skirrow said
Not sure I should be asking this, but I’m assuming that you are not creating this site for fun. What exactly are you selling, and how much does it cost? Are you going to be selling the modified plug-ins?

No please ask, any questions are great questions, so if there is anything else that pops up, please do post them like you have done, your feedback is valued.

So let’s be ultra clear here, our goal for a long time now has been to keep the base of what we are doing free, but this is not set in stone. On January 1st we’ll have the best part of +100 HD video guides showing from point zero, that is zero Magento knowledge what-so-ever to point 1, where you’ll be able to manage a multi-channel business selling on eBay & Amazon using Magento & M2E Pro (one account for both sites).

This is a generation of pick & choose and if you need an extension or added features, then you add them, if you don’t. Yes we will have some premium features and yes we may have a subscription based system to enable them, but they won’t be absolutely crucial for getting from point 0 (newbie) to 1 (pro-user). We’ll also make suggestions on extensions to use too and show you exactly how they work, get the developer on a call with us and if we can a user too. Yes some of them will be paid for and you betcha we’ll receive a commision on those sales, but remember you’ll make the decision if you need them, it’s your system after all.

Dave Skirrow said
If so will there be free or limited trials available? I think I’d need to run the new system alongside ESP for a month or 2 to make sure that it covers everything as expected.

Ace question.

Magento Community Edition is free to download & use, M2E Pro is free for eBay and Amazon is free currently.
I say “currently” as it has been free for Amazon for the past 15 months, sometime in 2014 it will move to a paid model by M2E Pro, but there are alternatives for Amazon, which we will look at after January 1st is out of the way.

If you want hard numbers for a brand new project, £10 for a domain name and £16 for web hosting a month (and that comes with one month free).

Obviously if you are putting through 2,000 orders a day, you’ll need better hosting, probably a dedicated server with that many orders! But it’s not required to start, start small & grow as needed. If your system is slow, get upgraded, but that upgrade is directly related to you, not 20 other users sat on the same server as you like at some providers.

So if you’re looking to move in January, your approach is sound.

Start with the most basic system possible and we’ll show you how to set it up the right way, how to get going and ultimately get used to using it. You’ll know what you need and where you’ll need to add in extra extensions (as we would have either shown you or you would have asked here, hopefully! )

As I have a fair idea on your business size and you’ll need a couple, customised invoices $99 (HTML/CSS control of all printable documents, there is a free version of this too for upto 600 prints a month, perfect for testing with), colour coded order management $150 (so it looks like the order screen you’re used too, plus it adds barcode scanning & some other cool features) & a courier ~£250. These are one time costs as there isn’t “percentage of sale” in this generation and once you have them, you have them.

Does that help you Dave?

Matt

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Dave1
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November 1, 2013 - 4:28 pm
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Cheers Matt, thanks for the detailed reply. Only really one thing I would like you to clarify. You say, “eBay & Amazon using Magento & M2E Pro (one account for both sites)”

Does that mean we can’t have multiple eBay user IDs and multiple Amazon accounts (in different countries)

Cheers!

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Matthew Ogborne

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November 1, 2013 - 4:44 pm
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Howdy @Dave1,

Dave Skirrow said
Does that mean we can’t have multiple eBay user IDs and multiple Amazon accounts (in different countries)

You can have multiple ebay accounts and multiple Amazon accounts.

We’ve just got such a huge challenge to get 1 Amazon account & 1 eBay account, that adding in the multiple accounts is a complexity we cannot deliver by Jan 1st.

But… we know this is needed and while going through the setup process, we are setting up the system in such a way, that if you want (or need) to add in more accounts, it will be easy to do so.

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