Setting up an e-commerce website (or e-store) can seem like a daunting task for many entrepreneurs. Fortunately, today, a bunch of platforms (Shopify, Woocommerce, Drupal, Big Cartel …) will let you start your online store with complex technology for free: without a single line of code, you will be able to Start your internet connection. Save on Multi-Create your online business in less than 24 hours! Here I will show you how to use the Big Cartel.
If you already own a brick and mortar store and are looking to expand online, or you are just taking the first step in your first store, this guide will walk you through how to build an online store from beginning to end.
The good news is that with builders like Shopify and WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, creating an online store is not easy. Even web hosting like Bluehost is now designed to make your life as easy as possible.
This guide will help you decide the best strategy for you and show you how to create an online store using a website builder or WordPress (combined with WooCommerce and Bluehost) in nine steps.
If you are new to the technology, we recommend starting with our department for building a store builder. If you want to organize it properly, start with our process to build a store on WordPress. Feel free to browse to your favorite sections below:
1- Create your account and set up your store
This is step 0. This is the first configuration to get started.
Here, you can enter the name and description of your store, as well as some preferences, as you announced when the order was placed.
Nothing major here, except the option (which is not legal) to link your Google Analytics account (ID ID UA-XXXX-XX) to your e-shop for advanced tracking.
2- Manage your payments
To make a payment, connect your e-shop to your Paypal or Stripe account. I personally use Stripe because it offers great customer features, but they all do the job. Your e-commerce store will accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. By connecting Paypal to your store, you will increase the chances of trusted customers and enjoy Paypal viewing.
3- Set your domain name
Create or select a domain name and link it to your e-store. I usually use Google Domain for convenience, but you can also use Godaddy.
Your domain name is the www url that people use to visit your store. Make sure you get a name that is easy to remember. Once set up, your domain name will be something like www.mybrand.com and point to your e-shop.
4- Create and upload your catalog
This is the heart of your store. We all know the importance of 4P marketing mix (product, promotion, location, price). Your product catalog combines these four columns, so you need to make the right effort for the best product catalog results:
The product image should be attractive. You can use some online tools like Apowersoft or Pixlr. Jeff Delacruz also published this amazing tutorial
- Shopify Product Management
- Get DIY instructions for photographing beautiful products.
- Get assistance from amazon consultant services
- Product description. Provide accurate and accurate name for your product, keeping in mind the importance of SEO
- Prices and accessories. In a nutshell: set the right and correct price and make sure you can keep the product (especially if you lost the boat)
5- Choose a beautiful theme
Create your own look and feel by choosing a theme from the library of free templates on the back of your Big Cartel (the design is good and professional, but you have plenty of room for customizing it, even through code covers).
6- Finally, you can start your e-shop now!
At this point, select a channel to drive traffic to your website and declare your startup (IG, TikTok, Google Ads, Facebook, …). Start by focusing on just one channel to gain reach and drive prospects and customers to your website. You can also set aside a small budget for paid ads, which can help you sometimes get the first traction (IG supports posts, Google ads, etc.). Last but not least, share, distribute and distribute the link to anyone you think might be interested in your product. Also, you can take help from any amazon marketing consultant for establishing your business.
Let’s take your business to the next level – you’ve come a long way!
By choosing hosting to configure your store and installing plugins, you will now have a complete online store to build your payload. Before you publish, it is a good idea to do a quick review
You do not want any trouble coming into your store – the better it is, and the worse it turns out customers can drive.