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A few things to consider when building an e-commerce website:
1. Web Hosting and a Domain Name
First of all, a web hosting account and domain name are required in creating an e-commerce website. Web hosts usually only charge a couple of dollars a month, and a domain fee – so this should not cut a huge chunk out of your budget. The next step would be to set up a business account with PayPal, which allows you to build a merchant account for free, except for a small transaction fee charged for each purchase on your website. Along with this, PayPal also gives you access to unique features including directions for setting up an e-commerce website and a shopping cart.
2. Accepting Payments from Customers
To accept credit cards from customers, you will need to set up an individual merchant account. It requires a gateway that usually has other monthly fees. You must also learn how to install a shopping cart on your hosting account. Because of this, PayPal is the easiest and most recommended way to begin building an e-commerce website.
3. Easy Navigation with Good Promotional Strategies
Next, you will have to decide on page names for your e-commerce site. Because this site is more than likely going to have multiple and various products, the pages of the sites might want to be named by category. After differentiating between your product links, you will need to add a page about your e-commerce website, a contact page so your customers can communicate with you, and a home page for your website. You want to make your site as navigation-friendly as possible. It’s a good idea to have a few friends or paid associates test out your site before inviting actual customers to your site.
To promote your website, begin adding it to search engines, directories, guest books, and spam-free free-for-all (FFA) pages. Another simple way to help get your site’s name out there is by leaving your URL wherever you post on the internet. It allows web surfers to locate your website much quicker. Make sure to join niche communities that have forums and become an active, helpful member. If you are sincere and provide useful information for the other members, they are more likely to click on your website’s link.
Also, leaving blog comments that are insightful along with your site’s link might also help you get more traffic, but it does more harm than good. Be careful with sounding to spam-like in your posts – readers are quick to detect self-serving spammers. Focus on giving useful information and leave your advertisement as a signature.