Posts Tagged "online store"

What Ecommerce Platform Should You Use?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog

What Ecommerce Platform Should You Use?

In our blog posts we have been looking at online stores – whether or not your business should have one and what logistics you need to consider in your planning. The next consideration is which ecommerce platform best suits your needs. Selling via an online store does not always mean that you need to have your own hosted website. Sometimes all you need is the shop front. Take a look at some of these ecommerce platforms. Shopify Shopify tells us that “Our platform lets users easily and quickly create their own online store, without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Merchants can use Shopify to manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, customising the design, accepting credit cards, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.” The site is simple to use, with a choice of templates available which you don’t need technical skills to use and adapt. It has a built in shopping cart which allows you to take credit card payments securely. Shopify also helps you with your SEO, and allows you to offer discount vouchers and gift cards. Squarespace Squarespace is...

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Should You Have An Online Store?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog

Should You Have An Online Store?

With more and more online stores appearing throughout the web, you may have wondered whether you need one yourself. Actually, an online store is not right for every business and even if you plan and do everything related to it in a proper way, it may still not be successful. How can you find out whether you need an online store or not? Start by answering some of these questions. Is yours a good product to sell online? First of all, you need to ask yourself whether you have the right kind of product to sell online – there are things that are quite difficult to sell on the web particularly if yours is a small business. For example, products that are hard or expensive to ship may not sell well, nor might really expensive products that are usually tested before purchased – TV sets, vehicles, etc. Clothing presents its own set of challenges with variations in size and fit between brands. There are also those products that most people would not bother to purchase online, pay for delivery and wait until they come if they can buy them on the way to work or from the local store....

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