Ecommerce Websites and Online Stores

ecommerce-websiteWant to create your own online store, but you don’t know where to start?  Are you not finding exactly what you are looking for?  Maybe you need a custom eCommerce website.   Whether you need a very simple online store to sell a few products, or a more complex one with inventory management, ebay integration, we can help you get started.

There are basically 2 options that we recommend.  The first is to use an existing platform such as Shopify.  The other option is to customize an open source product such as Woo-commerce.

Pros and Cons of Using an Existing Platform

Pros:

  • low cost
  • simple and easy to use

Cons

  • limited functionality and flexibility
  • no ownership
Pros and Cons of Open Source

Pros:

  • no monthly fees
  • totally customizable
  • you “own” it and can put your name on it

Cons

  • higher initial setup cost
  • maintenance costs

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Standard Options to Consider
  • Payments – PayPal, BACS, Cash on Delivery plus more payment gateways
  • Shipping – Offer free or flat rate shipping, specific distribution logistics such table rate shipping, plus more
  • Inventory – Digital or physical products, scale with your growth, managers can manage day to day inventory
  • Reporting – view of incoming sales & reviews, stock levels & general store performance
  • Marketing – Complex coupon campaigns, discount options, usage limits, product / user restrictions, free shipping
  • Taxes – Configure tax settings with tax classes & local tax rates
  • Security
Advanced Options:
  • Digital and Physical Goods
  • Donations
  • Flexible Product Variants
  • Carrier Calculated Shipping with USPS
  • 3D Packing Algorithms
  • Order Management Interface
  • Order Confirmation Emails
  • Data Export
  • Integrations
    • Mailing List
    • ShipStation
    • Accounting
    • Social Media