Tips for creating eCommerce websites

eCommerce is the fastest growing and most valuable industries these days, and it is known to carry more sales that the brick and mortar stores. When you can easily shop online using the app or website, seamlessly checkout and then have your favorite product at your doorstep, you will have to believe that the process is not that complicated. But starting an eCommerce store from scratch is not an easy task. When you take a look at any eCommerce site, you are ignorant  of all the processes involved in it, like content crafting that is easily understood by all types users whether techsavvy or layman, easy loading of the product details, sometimes negotiating with manufacturers to list their products online, and many others. Then, there is the website development and marketing.

Below is a list of the steps in sequence to build an eCommerce website:

     1. Purchase a domain name

Having a best suited domain name is very important for an online business as it becomes the brand name of the website.You can purchase a domain  from any web hosting provider or any individual domain name service provider. You should select a domain that best fits and identifies your product brand.

     2. Choose a web developer

Having  a right web developer is essential for eCommerce development. An eCommerce website being the chief source of the business and interaction with the customers,  makes it a priority to have a good and skilled developer. If you want to learn more about the launch of an e-commerce site, feel free to contact us.

     3. Get the paper work ready for a legitimate business

To maintain a proper business, register your business, get a vendor’s license and follow up with the legal business issues. You should be in touch with the local attorney to assist in the paperwork of the business.

     4. Select a platform for eCommerce and website hosting

Select a popular eCommerce platform that integrates plugins, payment processing, etc.  Also, select the right hosting platform that provides a fast and secure hosting solution.

     5. Select a theme that matches your eCommerce vision

You can purchase a theme that resembles the look and feel the way you wish your eCommerce to be. Customization of a website takes more time hence it is better to find a theme that best fits the online store.

     6. Go live with the online store

When you commit to starting the business, take the site to live even before you list the products. As soon as the site has the ‘About Us’ page and a contact page, make the website live. This will make the website visible to people.

    7. Set up a merchant account

Online stores require a way to receive money as they deal with card payments. Hence, it is essential to have a merchant account to ensure timely payment.

   8. Get the SSL certificate

Ensure that you install an SSL certificate when you create your site. These certificates ensure that the site is secure, and displays HTTPS in the address bar. It prevents data attacks and the customer’s data will be safe. HTTPS pages will receive more search engine results.

Conclusion

The brick and mortar businesses are always available, but the internet provides a large selection of products and services. By maintaining a proper eCommerce website , the world can now access your products and services.

Are you setting up an eCommerce website? At Laitkor, we’ll help you to build an eCommerce website in short time.

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