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What's stopping you from selling products and services on the Net? Is it that you don't know how to process credit card payments on a Web site?

Solutions to this problem are plentiful and pretty much fit any business owner's wallet and Web savvy. The fastest solution is to turn over transaction intricacies and site maintenance to a hosting service. America Online's (AOL) PrimeHost ( is one possibility, with its optional flat-rate "Storefront Solution," which includes e-commerce transactions with real-time credit card processing and do-it-yourself storefront creation software. The cost is $199 per month for basic support and maintenence and an extra $100 monthly for the "Storefront Solution" e-commerce add-on; setup fees are $499.

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