E-commerce On A Shoestring Budget | Do you have a great idea, service, or product? Then now, it’s time to build a website and realize your dream. With some guidance, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are six quick steps.
AVOID THE ‘HOMEGROWN LOOK’
All-inclusive online store web templates do not look very professional. Niche products and services require a unique professional looking website. Being competitive from the start is crucial to your online store succeeding.
ONLINE PAYMENT OFFERINGS
Let’s assume you already have a website. Now you need a way to accept credit cards online. Pay Pal offers a program where you sign-up for free to get monies online and charge a minimal fee per transaction when money is sent or received.
Millions of people use Pay Pal this way. Sign up with Pay Pal (you’ll need to have an active bank account), and in 2 to 3 days, you are ready to go. There are also alternative ways to process credit cards online. These include; Authorize.net, Stripe, Square, First Data, and many others.
RAISING THE BAR
The difference between an amateur e-commerce store and a professional store is the user experience. The look and feel of a professional store have a well-designed or even custom-designed interface with various options.
CHOOSING A DOMAIN NAME
Pick a website name (domain name) that follows three simple marketing rules.
1) Easy to spell
2) Easy to say
3) Easy to remember
Go to Blogs and Social Media and talk up your website. Post a few items or services on Amazon or E Bay to increase your name-brand recognition. Also, you can submit your website information to free directories over the Internet.
Furthermore, you might also consider setting up an affiliate program whereby you offer commissions to people who resell your products or services.
TAKE THAT FIRST STEP
Set up your website and grow your online presence. The longer your online store is live on the Internet, the greater the chances are of being found. Most importantly, don’t quit your day job just yet.
Building an online business at any level takes time and patience. Six months may go by without one single sell. Don’t get frustrated.
Give the search engines like Google time to find your website, and list your website. Talk to other people who have similar products or services online.
You’ll be surprised how helpful and friendly these people can be in offering you some solid advice in growing your business. After all, they have been there and done that.
BUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME.
Your E-commerce website is a way to capture niche markets and build a new customer base. Our website solutions can get you up and running a sophisticated online e-store to start selling your products online and lets your customers browse and buy from anywhere in the world!
Accept customer credit cards online, and ship their merchandise the same day. We can create, design, and develop your search engine optimized shopping cart applications for business.
Our company can help you establish a powerful eCommerce presence online. Start planning your online store today!
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