Hi. Ive looked at all the features and tried out the demo and i can see that Magento is a very cool and robust system. However, this is my first ecommerce site (ive done many other types of sites before though) for a customer and i just want to know the easiest way to get online fast. I am so confused by whether or not i need a payment gateway AND and merchant account (2checkout.com tells me i dont need a merchant account, just them...)
i saw that i can get hosting through a Magento Partner and they will install magento for me - that is an easy and great first step.
but beyond that, im confused.
can someone tell me if all i need is 2checkout.com and this hosting partner and i can have an online store and accept credit cards and get the money in my bank account?
Thank you very much. Its very frustrating to try to figure this out. i wish there were a “roadmap” to having an online store with Magento, or a “requirements” list similar to the hosting requiremetns list that spelled out what you need to have in order to have an ecommerce store.