Re: ecommerce website from scratch
Have you taken a look here http://zencarttemplates.info/index.php
Originally Posted by mehram
there are 132 free templates and all designed to work with zencart and nearly all have active forums should you need any help.
take a look at the add ons available too
as for hosts just search around to find one that matches zencarts requirements that are listed in the zencart read me files. I use a host owned by a friend ú20 a year but it's very basic and I'll probably have to move as things progress.
and as for payment providers personally i,d stick with paypal till you really get started.
What ever your doing remember to KISS ( Keep It Simple Stupid )