What is involved in an E-Commerce Website?

Over the past decade, the way we buy goods and services has changed dramatically. Instead of having to go to the store to make purchases, much of that can be done from the comfort of your home using e-commerce sites. E-commerce websites provide both a means to market and distribute your products or services with relatively low costs. E-commerce sites are not unlike other websites in their functionality, but there are a few additional things to consider when starting an e-commerce site.

Inventory Management

If you are launching an e-commerce website that sells physical products, then one area of concern is going to be inventory management. When you have hundreds, or even, thousands of items to sell, chances are you will need a system for keeping track of all your items.

Thankfully, there is software that is available to help with inventory management. Programs and plugins, such as Zen Cart and WooCommerce, are made especially for this task. A website built with Shopify platform is also a good option to handle your product inventory. Your web developer should be able to recommend an inventory management program that will meet your needs and the needs of the website.

web storage Space

Storage space may be another obstacle encountered when starting an e-commerce website. Web hosts typically offer a variety of plans, with varying levels of storage space. With an e-commerce site, you may have to consider choosing a larger storage plan than may be needed for a standard website, simply because of the number of items and transactions that are going to take place.

The more traffic that the websites get, the more storage space that will be needed to store data. But do not fret. Web host services are very affordable, and should not stop you from having a profitable e-commerce website.  

Payment Processing

Processing payment transactions are perhaps the essential part of an e-commerce website. While setting up a payment system may sound both expensive and overwhelming, it is a relatively simple process that can be setup in a short amount of time. Of course, there will be information such as prices and shipping rates that will need to be established, as well as the methods of payment that will be accepted. 

With so many payment methods available and e-commerce such a large industry, there are multiple payment method options, such as Paypal, Bitcoin, and credit cards. If your website has been built using WordPress, then you will be able to utilize the WooCommerce plugin, which makes setting up an e-commerce site very simple. Talk to your web developer to find out what the best payment processing options are for your e-commerce website. 


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Helpful Training Resources - Ecommerce - SHopify Platform

Here are helpful & short videos that you can watch to give you an idea what goes behind creating an e-commerce site using Shopify Platform to sell your products online. AWebsiteShop.com is an affiliate partner with Shopify and can help you get setup and start selling online. We also work with WooCommerce Shopping for Websites using WordPress Platform. Contact us for free consultation.

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Intro- Welcome

 

Video 1- What To Expect

 

Video 2- Where We Are...

 

 

Video 3- Faceless Ecomm Is Dead

 

Video 4- Infrastructure

 

Video 5- Offer Pages

 

 

Video 6- Third-Party Apps

 

Video 7- Shopping Cart Checkout

 

Video 8- Facebook Pixel Intro

 

 

Video 9- Add Facebook Pixel...

 

Video 10- Advertising Roadmap

 

Video 11- Facebook Placements

 

 

Video 12- Who & What

 

Video 13- Saved Audiences

 

Video 14- Video Best Practices

 

 

Video Ad Reviews

 

Video 16- Campaign Set Up (Part 1)

 

Video 17- Campaign Setup  (Part 2)

 

 

Video 18- Optimizing Forward

 

Video 19- Beyond the First Sales

 

Video 20- Outro