8 Apr 2020
How to Start a Web Shop
This article aims to help guide small to medium-sized businesses getting started with e-commerce in the easiest, quickest and cheapest way possible that does not require any programming skills.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, e-commerce and web shops have become increasingly important for businesses to be able to stay open and keep clients.
In other words, being available and accessible by having an online presence has never been more important.
Get Started with E-Commerce
The fastest way to get a web shop up and running is to use prebuilt solutions from platforms like Shopify, Squarespace or Wix. See our blog post “Shopify vs. Squarespace vs. Wix: Comparing E-Commerce Solutions” for more information about each platform and how they differ.
More tips and advice can be found in our post “How to Choose the Right E-Commerce Solution”
Should you need a more bespoke experience with special features and integrations, you could get a more custom e-commerce. Read more about the tailored web shop we built for Texstar.
DIY: Set Up a Web Shop
- Identify your web shop needs and goals. Estimate the average amount and number of transactions your web shop will have each month.
- Choose a platform or technical solution that meets the needs and goals outlined in step 1, taking into account the subscription and payment costs. See our blog post “Shopify vs. Squarespace vs. Wix” for more information and tips on how to choose.
- Sign up at the platform of your choice, select a template, payment plan and any additional plugins or additions you might need.
- Start administrating your shop.
In case you need help going through the steps above, we are happy to help. Contact us and tell us more about your situation.