If your goal is to sell your products or services on the Internet, you have to think about how you will accept payments. You have a couple of options here. A Merchant Account, Payment Gateway with a Secure Web Certificate will allow you to accept credit card payments directly from your web site (with a shopping cart).
For smaller businesses with few products, we recommend opening a sellers account with PayPal. PayPal will allow you to accept credit card payments from your website or send payment requests via email. PayPal will only charge you a fee when you make a sale. You can also accept checks online, and the signup process is simple and free for your users.
More options are having the customer send you a check or a money order in the mail or sending funds via Western Union.
We recommend giving the customer more than one payment option to make it easy for them to buy and so that you don’t miss out on any sales. You may view our web template store as an example of an ecommerce store.