I just added 3 sticker images. No 'shopping cart' yet, but that's coming. At least you can get an idea of what I'm working on.
I woke up in the middle of the night (well, actually, the cats got me up to feed them their middle of the night snack) and realized that I wanted to say something about our first T-Shirt. No, the shirt isn't even available yet (I have to finalize the artwork). But what I wanted to say was clear in my head, so got up and wrote it down. It's progress. One step at a time.
I fiddle around with making a product page. I put on the standard product blocks. But then I realize that I have no way to specify what shipping or tax will be. So I stop to read up on help. Looks like I have to make custom 'add to cart' buttons using PayPal or Google, then insert them here. So I'll have to investigate the ins and outs of that, first. So I hide that page for now, so that someone doesn't try to buy something and end up paying the wrong amount!
I bite the bullet. I have no idea how easy or hard it will be to create a store at Weebly, but I decide to take the risk. I call GoDaddy and shut off the old store software. I guess what I paid for that will just have to be chalked up to experience. They help me navigate the site to redirect messagerain.com here. I click OK and it's done.
I create the 'about us' page, and write the pricing policy. I take a break. Next up, put up the page with the items and implement ordering and payment.
I've been stuck with a catch-22. I have a domain name already. And even an online store. But that was with GoDaddy, and it was complicated enough that I never implemented it fully. And it was just a sales site, not a whole web system as Weebly provides. At the same time, as I'm going to try to set up a store here, I have no idea what I'll run into. I guess I just hate learning curves, and spending time trying to figure out how things work. Typically, I'm a 'think different' kid of person, so often things that seem obvious to other people completely stump me. And I like to work after dinner and into the night, and customer service for most places is either reduced or not available at all. So all those are reasons for the procrastination.
On the plus side, I really want to get this site working, and then get the word out there about this business and its mission. The internal struggle continues.
At least I'm adding something about why I am calling it Message Rain. That's a start.
I'm a social activist who still needs to pay the mortgage, eat, and do the laundry. But, more than that, I'm a love activist. I want to make life better without having to say there's anything wrong with it now.