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Trading online has witnessed amazing growth over the last few years. And the technology that drives eCommerce sites is now available to anyone that wants to sell online. I can build sites ranging from pages with PayPal ‘Buy Now’ buttons where there is only a few products for sale to full shopping basket sites with many thousands of different products and numerous product categories.
- To view a live site that uses single PayPal buttons, click here.
- To view a live site that employs a full shopping cart solution, please click here.
If you are not a fan of PayPal or you prefer to offer an alternative payment system, I highly recommend Nochex as a payment processing solution as it provides a flexible way to take card payments without being locked into monthly fees.
If you are thinking about a new ecommerce site, or maybe rebuilding an existing site, please take a moment to read the Considerations checklist on the right as it contains some handy pointers.
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Before launching an ecommerce site, take a moment to read through my essential check list of considerations.
[learn_more caption=”Domain Name”] Registering a domain name is the starting point for every new website. If you don’t have a domain yet, I can recommend 123Reg. Aim for a name that is memorable and, if possible, doesn’t contain hyphens[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Product Categories”] Make a list of how many different product categories you will need. If necessary, create sub-categories to further categorise your product range. Categories and sub-categories will define the main navigation within the site so some spending time on this in advance of the site going live is time well spent.[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Delivery”] Will you charge for delivery or will you offer free delivery? Some clients build in the cost of delivery into the price thereby enabling them to offer ‘free delivery’ as a benefit.[/learn_more][learn_more caption=”Product Images”] If you are selling physical products, do you have access to good product images? Great product shots can make a difference to an ecommerce site as potential customers tend to view and click on images first and read product descriptions second.[/learn_more] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#e8e8e8″ inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_portfolio admin_label=”Fullwidth Portfolio” title=”Recent Ecommerce Projects” fullwidth=”on” include_categories=”2″ show_title=”on” show_date=”off” background_layout=”light” auto=”off”] [/et_pb_fullwidth_portfolio][/et_pb_section]