How Do I Start an Ecommerce Business? | Anyone can start an online business. In other words, whether you are a professional or beginner, follow these easy steps below.
1. Decide on a name for your online store and your website domain name.
2. Sign-up for an excellent website hosting plan.
3. Create a detailed summary outline of your eCommerce requirements.
4. Decide how you will ship or deliver your products to consumers.
5. Outline your product categories and product details.
CREDIT CARDS, SECURITY, AND SHIPPING
When you set up your eCommerce site, you must acquire the following.
First, acquire a Merchant Gateway account to allow you to accept credit cards online. For instance, popular merchant gateways include Square, Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.net, Intuit, First Data, and many others.
Next, set up an SSL Certificate. An SSL will keep your eCommerce website pages secure (HTTPS). Popular SSL providers include; Trustwave, Comodo, and VeriSign. You may acquire an SSL through your website hosting company. Finally, you need a shipping Service. If you plan on shipping products yourself, you need to sign-up for a shipper account such as UPS, FedEx, or USPS.
REQUEST WEB PROPOSALS FROM MULTIPLE VENDORS
Send your eCommerce website plan to several reputable web design companies in your area. Depending on how fast and how they respond is a good indicator of their service. In other words, if they are quick to respond and follow up, you expect the same during the website production process.
ANALYZING THE COST
Approach your analysis for bids and pricing using the following methodology. First, throw out the low-ball proposals. Low-cost estimates are a good indicator the work will be less than professional. Next, ignore the high-end bids. High estimates are a good indicator they are taking advantage of you. Finally, consider proposals within a few hundred dollars north or south. These will be fair market prices from reputable website companies.
VIEW THE WEBSITE WORK
We suggest you check if the web design companies you consider hiring have online reviews and references. Moreover, please look at their website portfolio because you want to determine if their design style fits your needs.
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