QUESTION: Do you make any money on the eBooks I sell?
ANSWER: No. You get to keep 100% of the profits on every eBook you sell.
QUESTION: Are there any other costs?
ANSWER: No. The only other expense you may have is for web hosting and a domain name. We do offer a Services page where we charge a fee for certain things if you don’t want to do them yourself, such as changing your header / logo image, installing a blog, changing your meta tags, adding your Facebook / Twitter links, etc. These are things you can do yourself (instructions provided) or you can have us do it for you for a fee.
QUESTION: Can I deduct the store as a business expense on my taxes?
ANSWER: Yes! You may deduct the store installation fee as well as your web host and domain costs. If you plan on doing any advertising you may deduct that as well. Any expenditures for your business may be deducted on your taxes.
QUESTION: Can you recommend a web host?
ANSWER: If you don’t yet have a web host, pay only $5.95 per month with Just Host (to get this low price, you pay 12 months in advance for a total of $71.40). With the Basic Plan, you get 50 Gigabytes of Storage Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, and a Free domain of your choice. If you don’t want to use Just Host, there are hundreds of alternative web hosts available. We also recommend: Blue Host; Host Gator; and Lunar Pages. We do not recommend IPage or FatCow as their servers are too slow in our experience.
QUESTION: Are your templates mobile-friendly?
ANSWER: Yes. All of our templates are now mobile-friendly, which means the templates work on both desktop computers and mobile devices.
QUESTION: I already have a web site — will you install the store on my site?
ANSWER: If you already have a site (such as a blog) we can install the store in a folder named “store” on your same web host account and then you can add the store link in the menu of your main site. However, if you want the store as your main site (the first thing a customer sees when they go to your domain) then you would have to delete your current site or move it to a folder, then we would install the store there in its place. Your store will be installed usually within 24 to 48 hours, as soon as you have a web host account and a domain.
QUESTION: What if you can’t install the store on my site for some reason?
ANSWER: If for some reason we can’t install the store on your site, we will give you a full refund. There shouldn’t be any problems as the store functions with almost all web hosts. Otherwise, all sales are final, as you are paying us for the work of installing the store software and importing the products. Please note: As mentioned above, we found that FatCow and IPage servers are too slow for a store installation. Usually if the web hosting fee is very inexpensive or free there is a catch (slow servers). You are running a business so make sure you have a reliable web host. We recommend Just Host as their servers are fast and they have good Support.
QUESTION: How many eBooks are preloaded into the store?
ANSWER: The store comes preloaded with 300 eBooks, but you will have access to The Vault where you can download another 326 eBook and audio titles (a total of 626 downloadable products with Master Resell Rights). Each eBook comes with a License so that you have the legal right to resell it. Instructions for adding new eBooks is included in the Help page that you will receive once your store has been installed. To see the working demos, click here: Template 1 (Fairy); Template 2 (Indigo); Template 3 (Green OM); Template 4 (Bamboo); Template 5 (White); Template 6 (Purple); Template 7 (Something Witchy); Template 8 (Buddha); Template 9 (Meditation); Template 10 (Angel); Template 11 (Raven); Template 12 (Black Cat); Template 13 (Forest Witch); Template 14 (Magick); Template 15 (Goddess).
QUESTION: Can I add my own products to the store?
ANSWER: Yes, you can add your own products, or products from wholesalers / dropshippers. You can turn on shipping charges to any items to be shipped. You can also add as many categories and subcategories as you want.
QUESTION: How does my customer download their eBooks?
ANSWER: When using a credit card, a customer will be able to download their eBooks immediately (they log-in to their account and download their purchase). You can also set how long you want the download link to be available to your customers (by default, it is set to 7 days but you can lower or raise this). After a customer orders, all money is deposited into your PayPal account and you will automatically receive an email stating who your customer is and what they ordered.
QUESTION: Is a Sales Tax ID Number required?
ANSWER: No, a Sales Tax ID Number is not required for the eBook store installation.
QUESTION: What kind of software does the store use?
ANSWER: The store uses an open source php script called Zen Cart that has shopping cart capabilities, a search engine, and a password protected administration area. You can add more eBooks, or add products from your favorite dropshipper or wholesaler.
QUESTION: Is the store software updated?
ANSWER: Yes. We use the very latest version of Zen Cart so that you can be sure that you have all of the updates available.
QUESTION: Is Zen Cart difficult to use?
ANSWER: Zen Cart is a very popular shopping cart system and has been around for many years. Thousands of web sites use Zen Cart, from Auto Parts stores, Hobby stores, Clothing stores, etc. But whether you, personally, will find it difficult to use is hard to determine. The store has a lot of features (such as the ability to offer your customers Coupon Codes) and so you’ll have to do some reading to understand how your store works, and you’ll have to follow instructions. If you are unwilling to do these things, or are expecting everything to be incredibly simplistic with no work to be done or any learning on your part, then having your own online store may not be for you.
QUESTION: How many products can I add to my store?
ANSWER: You may add virtually as many items as you like provided you have enough storage space (the MYSQL database can handle a lot of products). You get 50 Gigabytes of storage space with Just Host. This is more space than you need, but will allow you to grow your business in the future (add more products, start a blog, etc). Other web hosts we recommend are: Blue Host; Host Gator; and Lunar Pages.
QUESTION: Can I change the look of the store? Redesign it?
ANSWER: Yes. You can change the look by creating a unique header / logo. You can also change the color scheme of the store and do other changes and edits. We install your store with a choice of several template designs, but there are also many other free templates you can upload if you want a completely different look, or templates you can purchase from web designers (one site alone has over 600 templates that are designed specifically for this shopping cart). We will give you some links to these sites after your store has been installed. Click Here to see a screenshot of some of our clients’ stores and the different templates they are using or redesigned.
QUESTION: I live outside the U.S. — can I get my own New Age eBook Store?
ANSWER: Yes. Since all eBooks and audios are downloaded directly from your site, any one can use this store. The eBooks are only available in English, however. If necessary, you may change the currency through the administration area, from U.S. Dollars to whatever currency you need.
QUESTION: If I order a store installation, what does the price include?
ANSWER: We install the store to your site, preloaded with 300 eBooks (plus, you will have access to The Vault for an additional 326 eBooks and audio titles; you would then have 626 products total). We give you support by email if you have any questions about managing your store, such as adding new eBooks and other products, etc. There is also a “Help” page that answers the most frequently asked questions about running your store. You’ll have to do a few things yourself, such as writing your “About Us” text and adding your PayPal API Signature to the payment module (instructions provided).
QUESTION: Do you have any ideas on marketing my store?
ANSWER: Sure. Read this for a few ideas: Marketing Tips for Your Store.
QUESTION: Okay, I’m ready to start my own New Age eBook Store — what’s next?
ANSWER: Just complete the 3 Steps below. After you order, you will immediately receive some more information, and instructions to fill out our Registration Form page. Your store will be online usually within 24 to 48 hours (as soon as you have a web host and a domain).
HOW TO ORDER:
1. Buy Web Hosting and Domain Name
If you don’t want to use Just Host, there are hundreds of alternative web hosts available. We also recommend these web hosts: Blue Host; Host Gator; and Lunar Pages. We do not recommend IPage or FatCow as their servers are too slow in our experience.
2. Buy Store Installation.
3. Fill out Registration Form
That’s it! We will email you as soon as we have your store installed (within 1 or 2 days). If you have any questions, please click the button below.