I want to make an online shop for my art. this question is not about promoting the website, I alredy asked how to do that in another question. This is about how i manage it.
What happens if someone clicks buy...?
My belief is, I get the money on my account (paypal or i dunno...) and then I pack the object and take it to the post office in the next few days and ship it to the address. Is this correct? Or I heard you can order dhl or ups to pick up your stuff, that would be another way I guess...
For managing an online store I strongly recommend try with Shopify (Paid), Wix (free and paid)
It has all the tools you will need to sell online. Monthly fees are affordable. http://goo.gl/w8OehW
You can collect money by paypal and many other payment options according to you country.
Proccess as follows:
1- Product to sell
2- Online Store (Shopify, Facebook)
3- Promote your products (Get free and paid traffic- Facebook Ads recommended)
4- Payment Gateway (Paypal, 2CO, etc)
5- Shipping (EMS, DHL, TNT)
6- Engage and Feedback from buyers
7- Return customers action (sell again people who bught from you before by emailing-retargetting).
Hope this helps