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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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