DIY web apps
I know many of us have been thinking on how best to start an on-line store, should I do it myself or hire a website developer to get it done?
Here, we have highlighted a few things you will need, whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a developer.
Thinking of doing it yourself? This route is perfectly suited for you, if you don’t want to spend much on setting up your on-line store.
In other to get the job done easily, you can make use of Do It Yourself web apps (DIY); they come with readymade responsive templates, host, domain name, SSL(Secure Socket Layer) etc. depending on the package. A good DIY I can recommend for your ecommerce store is Weebly.
This is an easy to use online store you can start without hurting your pocket, it’s cheap, affordable, and ready made, with mobile-friendly themes and a drag-and-drop editor to design your Store, Blog and you can even start with a free plan to check it out. It has various plans you can choose from.
With Weebly you don’t have to worry about updating your website software, Weebly does everything. It also makes it easy for you to easily setup your Shipping and delivery; Payment Gateways and Tax rules.
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Hire a web developer
If you choose to hire a web developer that simply means that you are looking at creating custom functions on your website that cannot be gotten using DYIs. Although this is more expensive, it gives you more control on how you want to display your content to your site users. After you might have gotten a good developer to do the job, all that remains is a good and affordable host.
Generally when selecting your host, you should consider your expected traffic and your server capability. If your marketing method is set to deliver between 5,000 – 15,000 monthly, you can simply make use of shared hosting servers which are less costly and you can upgrade as you grow.
You should also consider getting SSL certificate installed on your host. This is because users of your website will check for the secure padlock sign(Your HTTPS Status/security status) when browsing your website, before inserting their personal details like credit cards or Password.
Modern browsers now check the security status of the host and then alert the users, when filling sensitive information on-line. If the site is secure there will be no warning sign but if not, a warning sign will pop up alerting the users not to give vital information on your site because it’s not secure. This can greatly hurt your sales since you want users to supply there credit card information when paying for goods on your website. To avoid this, your site needs SSL.
I recommend this Hosting Advance Combo with Unlimited Hosting and SSL for your online Store, (See image below) this is simply because it has an all in one plan for startups, who wants to set-up an online store.
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