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Building your own Ecommerce CMS – Pros and Cons

Choosing a content management system (CMS) is one of the first and most vital steps an Ecommerce start-up will make. In an age where entrepreneurs are increasingly building their own systems from the ground up, you are likely already wondering how...

Creating Surveys and Polls for Ecommerce Websites

Surveys and polls are a staple part of many businesses’ marketing campaigns, providing valuable customer feedback while also offering an opportunity for greater interaction. How much potential they have to benefit your business often comes down to...

Syncing Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Social Accounts

Syncing Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: pros, cons and how to do it In an ecommerce market where time is money, being able to sync your main social media profiles can bring some much needed efficiency to your operations. But will you have to...

A Guide to B2B Ecommerce Payment Systems

Models of B2B Payments In the B2B payment universe, there are three types of payment systems: those that replace the traditional role of the bank or finance company, those that work with banks and finance companies to provide a service that banks...

Starting Your First Ecommerce Store – The Plan

Before you build your online store, priority number one is creating a killer e-business plan. Congratulations — you’re thinking of starting an online business. You certainly know how to spot a growth area when you see one. The rest of the...

Ecommerce Store Checklist

Before you launch your e-commerce site, make sure you have these 15 critical tools. Here’s an inspiring fact for anyone starting an online business: If you gather everything you need before you launch, you’ll be far ahead of most people...

Best Websites to Sell Digital Goods Online

Technology has paved the way for creative entrepreneurship to be achievable from your bedroom and it’s easier than ever to sell creative products such as eBooks, whitepapers, photography and digital downloads online. The way you choose to do this...

Ecommerce Store Design

Choosing Your Ecommerce Store Design

Once you’ve chosen the right platform for your ecommerce operation, the next thing you need to consider is the design. Design is so important to the success or otherwise of your venture, beyond merely the aesthetics of the site. Pretty websites...

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How to Build an eCommerce Store with WooCommerce

Chapter 1: Adding The Power of eCommerce to your WordPress Site In Building Your First Website With WordPress, we covered the basics of how to create and build our very first WordPress website in a matter of minutes using a cPanel-based host like...

Glossary and Resources

A B C D E F G I L M O P S T U W A Affiliate – an individual or business who promotes the products or services of another for a commission. Ecommerce sites run affiliate programmes to encourage other website owners to refer traffic, paying a...

The Future of Ecommerce

Ecommerce is largely about execution. If you get the maths right, the rest should follow, given enough traffic and time for your site to establish. But for anyone involved in the ecommerce game, it is an environment that is constantly changing and...

Logistics and Administration

The final stage in the ecommerce process is the logistics of getting your product in and out. As your business scales, logistics will become a more considerable headache, and you will need to keep tight stock control and ordering processes to ensure...

Ecommerce Legals and Law

Ecommerce Legals and Law Ecommerce transactions should be legally straightforward. You get money up front for the sale, in return for delivery of a product as described within the timeframe specified. A standard set of terms and conditions should...

3rd Party Sellers

Selling online relies on an audience. When it’s your own website, your challenge is to build the audience through marketing and SEO. But on third party sites like eBay and Amazon, you can access new audiences for your products, to benefit from...

Ecommerce In The Mobile Age

For the most part, our attention has been squarely focused on building an ecommerce website and attracting attention, through a combination of search, paid and other marketing methods. But to ignore mobile in all of this would be to fail to...

Ecommerce Payment Gateways Guide

By the time someone comes to checkout from your online store, and to actually commit to pressing the buy button, you have already overcome a substantial host of challenges and potential distractions. At this stage, your customer is convinced that...

Tracking and Measuring Ecommerce Sales

C, R and O are three of the most important letters you’ll carry forward through your ecommerce journey, and capable of doubling, tripling and beyond the results you are able to generate from your online store. CRO stands for Conversion Rate...

Marketing Your Ecommerce Store

So you’ve set up your ecommerce store on the optimum platform for your needs. You’ve steered clear of dodgy design choices, grouped your products in the most effective way, and tweaked both your product and category pages to deliver optimum...

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