It all started in a grocery store holding a plastic container full of lettuce
Yep. Back around the beginning of June, I found myself in a grocery store holding yet another 16 oz container of ready-to-eat lettuce. The going rate for that item is $5+/lb. For some reason, it finally came to me that's about the same price as a pound of ground beef - and I tend to think of meat as the expensive stuff!
Up to this point, it's all been fun and games. A lot of research, thinking and writing about what's been found. No real skin in the game. Now comes the moment of truth. Time to commit and go through the process of filling out all the paperwork and paying all the fees to become legit.
This search for a 'simple' way to sell a product from my website has become like watching a horror flick. You know something gruesome is coming but you just can't bring yourself to stop watching or to look away. Know what I mean? If I didn't really need this capability, I probably would have dropped all of this craziness several paragraphs ago. Well ....
In the last post, I discovered that my first choice, Etsy, may not be ideal for my ecommerce needs and decided to explore my other options before settling on that as my solution. One of those other options turned out to be my own website! A pleasant surprise. So that's my next avenue to investigate.
It's been a while since I've checked in on this topic of ecommerce. A quick Google search turns up a lot of sites that want me to sell using their platform. I see some new names I'm not familiar with. Great. Even more stuff to wade through these days.