In celebration of Cyber Monday, I’d like to draw your attention to Goodsie, a new web application from the creators of Flavors.me. It’s a simple, beautiful DIY e-commerce service that lets you create your own e-store. Running a store on the Internet has never been easier.
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There are no restrictions (other than keep it legal) on the types of products that you can sell on Goodsie. And whether it’s clothing, art work, food, services, pets or MP3s, product uploads are unlimited. The Goodsie set up process is very intuitive: you can easily add products, categories, set prices and add images. If you’re selling clothing, the service gives you the option to sell the item in multiple sizes, colors or prices on the project page.
Goodsie provides custom domain names, site statistics, custom shipping options and optional digital delivery via Fetch for digital products like MP3s. The statistics page is particularly helpful as it shows you a timeline of visitors, where they’re coming from, what they’re doing, what they’re searching for and your site’s bounce rate.
Why Goodsie? A Goodsie site feels more personal than opening up a shop on Etsy, which focuses on the importance of community. It’s beautifully designed too. Every Goodsie account comes equipped with the same dead-simple design panel from Flavors.me. The easy to use interface includes layout options, background uploads, custom color palettes, pages and a range of fonts. Goodsie is a HiiDef product, founded by Jonathan Marcus and David Marcus. The current primary development team is John Wehr, Jefferson McCree and Jack Zerby.
For a visual peak at Goodsie’s operation, watch this video below.
Goodsie is free for the duration of the beta, which is scheduled to be in early 2011 (so sign up before then!). Their current beta product is feature-complete, and allows you to start selling goods from anywhere in the world. Payments for products can be made through PayPal, Google Checkout or Amazon Payments. N.B. I found it a lot easier to set up PayPal and Google rather than Amazon Payments.