If you are looking to set up a store on your Facebook Fan page quickly and most importantly freely, Payvment is the way to go. Payvment store provides tools for Social Sharing, Analytics, Product Management, Orders and Payment and of course front end Store set up in your Facebook Fan page. There are premium versions too but most of the things you need to setup and run your shop can be done using Free version.
To open your store, Payvment asks you the permission to manage your your Fan pages and then takes you right in the admin panel in your store. Once you have set up your store by adding products, you can select any Fan page and publish it in custom tab on your Fan Page. Shop setting up process takes less than 30 minutes and you are away!
Here are the few key features:
-Social sharing through Facebook, Twitter and email
-Promote items to your fans
-Storewide “Like” discount for fans
-Products listed in Payvment’s social Shopping Mall
-Seller Rating System
-Scheduled Wall and Twitter Posts
-Product-specific coupon codes with automated posting
-Built-in sales tracking
-Social data by product (Likes, Tweets, and comments)
-Flexible reporting, allowing you to analyze data by store, category, or timeframe
-CSV Catalog import
-Shipping discounts for multiple purchases
-Set “Featured” items for maximum exposure
-Unlimited Option Sets
-Automated inventory control for one-off items
Orders and Payment
-Buyers can use their Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover card, checking account, or PayPal -balance to make purchases
-Collect payments with a simple standard or business PayPal account
-Automatic shipping integration from the USPS, UPS, and FedEx
-Support for multiple sales and tax regions (US state, UE VAT, and country-specific tax regions) with override for non-taxable goods
-Receipts and sales notifications via email or through Payvment’s Instant Payment Notification (IPN)
Front end Store in Facebook Fan page
-Lightning fast setup – be up and running in minutes
-Real-time inventory management
-Unlimited products and custom categories
-Universal cart that facilitates check-out from multiple stores at once without leaving Facebook
-Fully customizable “Shop Now” tab name for extra branding
-TRUSTe certification so you can sleep easy
Payvment provides API called open Payvment to access store information with the REST API calls. Payvment Developer Platform supports the Oauth 2.0 standard for API authentication.
One of the most important part is the Real-time Order Notification API (also known as IPN) which allows you to get instant notification of new orders and that you can use to create further functionality in your app, such as download link for the virtual products or adding credits to the FB game database. The Order Notification API is great for services for post purchase services or order notifications.
Although it’s super easy to setup shop using Payvment, but there are some features which if added, will make it very attractive. some of those are:
-Pre-designed and Custom Themes Options
-Support for downloadable products
Apart from these two features, Payvment store is very well designed and super easy to integrate on your Facebook page. You can very easily sell virtual goods and downloadable items by turning off the shipping for that item.
Hope that helps.
Payvment is good if you have a few products to upload, but if you have a lot of products you should use other free services like http://www.StoreYa.com which provide you import option from your currner e-Commerce platform.
Payvment also has CSV import for products now. secondly, StoreYa is Magento Store add-on to add it on FB Page. Magento has huge overhead owing to based on Zend Framework, you have to first setup store and it does not work on shared hosting. On the otherhand, Payvment does not require any hosting at all, it requires nothing from the user.
In my view, Payvment provides seamless and easiest integration without any pre-requisites.