Ecommerce Builders for Dummies Copy
Ecommerce Builders for Dummies Copy
We’re here to share and discuss 3 of the best options for quickly and easily setting up your own Ecommerce site. BigCommerce, Volusion, and Wix are each user-friendly to the newbie, and also answer to the needs of large Ecommerce stores.
If you want to put up a shopping website quickly and easily, one option is to add your shopping page to an existing shared shopping site. To research options, try searching on keyword such as:
This means your site will show up as www.BigShoppingSite.com/mysite instead of www.mysite.com. Some of the benefits of going this route include:
On the other hand, some of the cons of going this route include:
If you want shopping available on your own website, many hosting companies offer an auto-installer for various Ecommerce applications. Different hosting companies offer different software, so you’ll need to find a provider that offers the software of your choice. Try these keywords when researching hosting companies, in addition to the name of any shopping cart software that you like:
Some of the benefits of going this route include:
Whichever option you choose, there are a couple more important things to consider before making your final selection: Features and Pricing.
There are hundreds of Ecommerce applications on the market today. All of these applications will have most of the same basic features, such as the ability to list an item with photo and description, the ability for a consumer to purchase the item and provide payment. Beyond the basics, applications vary widely in their ease-of-use and features offered. Make a list of the features you want before starting your search. For example, you may want the ability to:
Make sure you understand the pricing structure before committing to a selection.
BigCommerce has made it easy to start your store online with unlimited bandwidth, storage, products and zero transaction fees. On top of all that, you’ll have access to highly-customizable templates, PayPal One Touch and access to hundreds of apps and integrations.
High-volume retailers can take advantage of BigCommerce Enterprise for advanced security, real-time analytics and much more specifically for large, growing businesses. It boasts a 99.99% average uptime, and once you set up your domain you can integrate your own SSL certificate to keep customer data encrypted.
Volusion offers businesses a user-friendly, all-in-one Ecommerce solution that includes advanced shopping cart software and social media integration. It has several affordable plans, with no transaction fees and a host of other features like abandoned shopping cart management.
You’ll have access to more than 50 payment gateways, including popular platforms such as Paypal, Stripe and Amazon and Xero. All plans include 24/7 phone and email support, and if you want priority support for faster response times, you can upgrade to a premium plan.
Wix provides small business owners with a variety of website building and Ecommerce tools and services. It provides retailers with a host of template options, SEO strategies and payment options. You can choose from 500+ professional templates, an easy-to-use drag-and-drop builder, an affordable pay structure and 200+ apps for your site. It’s easy to customize the free templates without any coding experience, making it an affordable option for any sized business. The Ecommerce plan starts at $16.50 per month and includes 20GB of storage and 10GB of bandwidth, with an option for unlimited bandwidth.
All you have to do now is choose an Ecommerce provider and get started. Which is it going to be?
By Dropshipping Business Staff
Our editorial staff is comprised of writers who are knowledgeable about business services. We specialize in simplifying the process of choosing the online store builder for your business.